Exercise: Walking Programme

“10,000 steps a day” Walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight, relax the mind, feel great physically, and become become healthier. How about making a target of building up to walking 10,000 steps a day? That sounds a lot, but...

Physical Activity

Here is the bottom line based on the best research evidence: you need to commit 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) each week to engage in physical activity. There are no ‘if’s or ‘maybe’s’, and it is an ongoing necessity as you get older. Making this a regular habit...

Exercise: Bicycling in the UK

The UK registered charity, Sustrans, has created the brilliant National Cycle Network for the whole British Isles. As well as being a great way to travel and good for your health, the growing Network makes an important contribution to improving the environment, and...

Exercise: Green Gyms

The first UK “Green Gym” project was pioneered at Sonning Common to the west of London in 1999 (/). Since then several more Green Gym projects have got going in the UK under the BTCV volunteering umbrella. Sometimes in cities as well as the countryside, they are...

Walking in the UK

Walk England online has an enormous amount of information about walking the length and breadth of the British Isles. If you live in a UK city, Walk It online has an interactive walk planner to help you search for and find the best walking route close to where you...