Category: Exercise

Exercise: Walking Programme

Nov 28 2012

“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 you can walk 1,000 steps in around …Read the full article

Physical Activity

Nov 27 2012

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 will significantly reduce your risk …Read the full article

Exercise: Bicycling in the UK

Nov 27 2012

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 also helps you have more possibilities to reduce your carbon footprint. Cycling …Read the full article

Exercise: Green Gyms

Nov 27 2012

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 always well supervised, work is graded for its intensity …Read the full article

Walking in the UK

Nov 27 2012

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 live. Each suggested route includes the journey …Read the full article

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