The Daily Mile started in a primary school in central Scotland six years ago. Now it has spread to 3,600 schools in 35 countries.
Four out of five experts say walking is enough exercise.
The relationship between weather and our travel choices is complicated. We can’t change the weather, but, with many other factors in play, good policy and design can reduce its impacts.
New analysis reveals just how little is spent on cycling and walking projects around Australia. No state’s spending on cycling is more than 1.5% of its road funding.
There are many benefits to walking - whether you do it in a group or on your own.
Little skates that ‘walk’ across the ocean floor show how fish brains evolved to pave the way for working legs.
A comparison of Australian cities reveals cyclists and walkers are still very much a minority of commuters, despite the economic, health and environmental costs. Action on three fronts is needed.
Taking more exercise is a New Year’s resolution to stick to. Exercise reduces risks of depression, cancers, heart disease, stroke and sudden death.
The benefits of walking are widely promoted, but most Australian communities still aren’t walker-friendly. Young people, who rely heavily on walking to get around, are clear about what has to change.
Dropping old, bad habits is hard, but starting new, good ones may not be so difficult. Or so a recent study suggests. Read how a simple sign at an airport made a difference.
Governments, developers and urban planners all aspire to create liveable cities. Yet when it comes to Australian cities, the rhetoric and reality don’t quite match.
Our ageing population presents several social and economic challenges, particularly for the health sector. Physical activity can tackle many of these.
The more you exercise, the more your body adapts to it. Here’s how you can improve the gains from your training.
The way people move can give us a heads up on their mood or intention: it’s called biological motion. Technology called ‘point light displays’ is helping narrow down what unique movements imply.
Fitness, strength and mobility are important for us to live happy and healthy lives, how much does walking improve these measures?
The brain is a glucose-hungry organ. If this energy supply is disrupted, it can impair and even damage brain cells.
For those with reduced mobility and even just the normally aging, stairs can pose a big problem. A cheap and efficient new prototype could help.
New research shows many good intentions for creating urban environments that promote good health were not carried through. The solutions start with engaging more closely with residents themselves.
Wandering the city by foot helps us look beneath ordinary conceptions of the face value of a place to the meanings built up and lost over time.
From power walks to silly walks, we can use our movement to generate energy in a way that is unique to everyone. And that can be used to help secure our wearable technology.