Tag Archive for 'physical exercise'

Regular exercise good for the mind

December 14th, 2012 by Springer

The physical benefits of regular exercise and remaining physically active, especially as we age, are well documented. However, it appears that it is not only the body which benefits from exercise, but the mind too. The evidence for this is published in a new review by Hayley Guiney and Liana Machado from the University of […]

Living Streets’ Walk to School Week is 21 to 25 May 2012

May 18th, 2012 by Living Streets

British children are more familiar with being strapped into a car seat than putting on a pair of trainers and going for a walk, according to national charity Living Streets at the launch of Walk to School Week from 21 to 25 May 2012. Parents are risking the health and well-being of their kids by […]

Regular jogging increases longevity

May 4th, 2012 by European Society of Cardiology

Undertaking regular jogging increases the life expectancy of men by 6.2 years and women by 5.6 years, reveals the latest data from the Copenhagen City Heart study presented at the EuroPRevent2012 meeting. Reviewing the evidence of whether jogging is healthy or hazardous, Peter Schnohr told delegates that the study’s most recent analysis (unpublished) shows that […]

Walk places, meet people, and build social capital

December 10th, 2010 by Springer Science and Business Media

Study shows that living in a walkable neighborhood enhances an individual’s quality of life. People who live in walkable communities are more civically involved and have greater levels of trust than those who live in less walkable neighborhoods. And this increase in so-called ‘social capital’ is associated with higher quality of life, according to Shannon […]