Tag Archive for 'walking to work'

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 […]

Older men who walked more each week reduced their stroke risk more

November 15th, 2013 by American Heart Association

Older men who walked at least one to two hours each day compared to less than half an hour per day had a reduced risk of stroke, in a large population-based study reported in the American Heart Association journal Stroke. In a study of 3,435 healthy men age 60 to 80, researchers asked distance walked […]

Walking and bicycling to work can reduce risk of severe health issues

November 15th, 2013 by Imperial College London

People who walk to work are around 40% less likely to have diabetes as those who drive, according to a study published in the paper “Active Travel to Work and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in the United Kingdom“. Researchers at Imperial College London and University College London examined how various health indicators related to how people […]

Car-free travel in Guernsey

May 22nd, 2012 by Pat Wisher

A new Government is now in place in Guernsey, a new Environment Department and a commitment to bring back another Integrated Road Transport/Traffic Strategy within a year. This time it seems that the strategy must accommodate the fact that cars are essential to modern life. No one has ever said that cars are not useful […]

The pleasure of walking to work

May 11th, 2011 by Richard Lord

Sarah Hancock, Managing Director, of Brehon Accountants on La Grande Rue in St. Martin is enjoying Walk to Work week which runs from 9 to 13 May.

Walking slows progression of Alzheimer’s Disease

January 3rd, 2011 by Radiological Society of North America

Walking may slow cognitive decline in adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer’s disease, as well as in healthy adults, according to a study presented at the 2010 meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). “We found that walking five miles per week protects the brain structure over 10 years in people […]

Travel Actively for your health and wellbeing

September 28th, 2010 by Cat Chappell

The Travelactively website states that more than half of men and nearly three quarters of women are not active enough for their health and wellbeing.  The website publishes reports on their work.  In September 2010 they released their Monitoring Report Year Two. The report covers improving health through everyday travel, a 12-week walking plan increases […]