Tag Archive for 'walking'

Sitting for long periods increases heart failure risk in men

January 21st, 2014 by American Heart Association

Sitting for long periods increases heart failure risk in men, even for those who exercise regularly, according to new research published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Heart Failure. Preventing heart failure, researchers found, requires a two-part behavioral approach: high levels of physical activity plus low levels of sedentary time. The study is the […]

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 […]

Call for safer streets for cycling and walking as Tour de France begins

June 28th, 2013 by Brake

Road safety charity Brake has renewed calls for drivers and authorities across the British Isles to GO 20 as the Tour de France begins, to enable more people to enjoy cycling without fear or threat to their safety. Brake, alongside a GO 20 campaign coalition, is calling for 20 mph limits to become the norm […]

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, […]

Living Streets Guernsey mapped lunch time walks for Weight Wise Week from 19 to 26 January 2013

January 6th, 2013 by Living Streets Guernsey

The PEH is running a WEIGHT WISE week from 19 to 26 January 2013. Living Streets Guernsey has developed two lunch time walks for staff at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital following the success of Living Street Guernsey’s Guernsey Country Walks card maps. Pat Wisher has provided a sketch map for two circular walks

Registration opens for Guernsey’s 2013 ITEX Rotary walk

January 6th, 2013 by ITEX

Registration for the 2013 Itex Rotary Walk has opened. Organisers hope that walkers will sign up early as a way of getting fit and maintaining a healthy weight. Richard Parker, Chairman of the walk organising committee said “taking more exercise and losing weight are unsurprisingly the most common resolutions every new year.” “Walking is one […]

National Institute for Health states that walking and cycling should be the norm for short journeys

November 28th, 2012 by National Institute for Health and Clincial Excellence

Walking and cycling should become the norm for short journeys and should be encouraged throughout local communities says the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), in guidance published in the report “Walking and Cycling: local measures to promote walking and cycling as forms of travel or recreation” on 28 November 2012. Local authorities, […]

Attention focused on Road Safety Week from 19 to 25 November 2012

November 4th, 2012 by Living Streets Guernsey

With the end of British Summer Time (BST) on 28 October 2012, the sun sets earlier in the afternoon and people travel more often during the hours of darkness. All road users need to be very vigilant during the darker winter months. Drivers need to slow down and watch for vulnerable road users, and pedestrians […]