Tag Archive for 'health benefits'

The Kings’s Fund supports active travel for improved public health

December 12th, 2013 by The King's Fund

The King’s Fund, an independent charity working to improve health and health care in England, has produced the report ‘Improving the Public’s Health‘, which states that investing in the right public health interventions provides an excellent return on investment for local government as well as improving the health and well-being of local communities. The report […]

I prefer commuting to work by bike says ITV reporter

October 25th, 2013 by Richard Lord

Helena Carter came to Guernsey over one year ago to work for ITV News in the Channel Islands having worked in London previously. In London her walk to work took 45 minutes compared to a tube journey of about 40 minutes. “I always preferred to walk,” she said. “I always prefer to be more active […]

Living Streets Walk to Work Week from 13 to 17 May 2013

March 20th, 2013 by Living Streets

British charity Living Streets is urging employees to get a ticket to stride for their daily commute this May. Walk to Work Week from 13 to 17 May 2013 is an opportunity for employees across Britain to make walking part of their commute. Along with Walk to School Week from 20 to 24 May 2013, […]

Health benefits from using a free bus pass

September 21st, 2012 by Imperial College London

Free bus passes for over-60s may be encouraging older people to be more physically active, say the authors of a paper, “The impact of free older persons’ bus pass on active travel and regular walking in England,” published in the American Journal of Public Health. Researchers from Imperial College London reached their conclusion by analysing […]

UK’s Health Protection Agency reports on risks to public health from climate change

September 11th, 2012 by Health Protection Agency

The UK’s Health Protection Agency has published a report about the risks to public health in the UK from climate change. The study, Health Effects of Climate Change in the UK 2012, is an extensive update of the earlier report, Health effects of climate change in the UK published in 2001, and “Health effects of climate […]

The London School of Economics reports on the benefits of the growing British bicycling economy

September 5th, 2011 by LSE

A ‘Gross Cycling Product’ report from the London School of Economics (LSE), published by Sky and British Cycling, reveals that almost a quarter of the UK population are now cyclists. The report quantifies for the first time the full economic success story of the UK’s cycling sector which generates £2.9 billion for the British economy, […]

Walk to Work Week is 9 to 13 May

May 6th, 2011 by Living Streets Guernsey

Living Streets Guernsey LBG is encouraging workers to make walking part of their daily routine. National Walk to Work Week from 9 to 13 May is the ideal time for commuters to give walking a go. Walking is an easy form of exercise that requires no special equipment and can be fitted into your daily […]