While the figure of 10,000 steps a day has become a popular benchmark, new research finds we might not need to take quite so many strides to cut our chances of an early death.
To reduce pressure on cities and the environment, drivers should face a charge that reflects the actual costs of clogged roads, air pollution, climate change, injury and death.
Gymnasts need to carefully calibrate their leg muscles to gain optimum spring from the floor, springboard or beam. And their arms are crucial for balance and creating the right amount of rotation.
Walking in the footsteps of First Nations peoples provides an alternative to overseas travel and an opportunity to reflect.
Hiking has seen a sharp increase in popularity since the start of the pandemic.
A global study of 117 cities finds Australian capitals have fairly poor access by car. Public transport, cycling and walking access is better than in the US, but not as good as in Europe and China.
What if assisted living facilities became more active communities, where the residents were less sedentary? This could potentially enable residents to gain more independence, rather than losing it.
While the road toll has come down over the decades, it’s largely a result of fewer car occupants dying. Pedestrian deaths have barely changed for a decade, but they remain a road safety blind spot.
Electric cars are being touted as the best way to reduce emissions from transport. But a climate policy that relies on individuals paying for new technology runs the risk of aggravating inequities.
Cities around the world are reducing traffic speeds and improving access to local services and activities by public transport, cycling and walking. They are now reaping the many ‘slow city’ benefits.
Even just a few minutes of walking every hour can help better manage blood sugar levels.
But more intense exercises – such as weightlifting – are still important for health and fitness.
Active travel can help tackle the climate crisis earlier than electric vehicles – even if you swap the car for a bike for just one trip a day.
African city planners need to promote inclusive cities where residents are not captive walkers but walk because it is accessible, safe and pleasurable to do so.
Even half the amount of steps shows health benefits.
Research shows short bouts of physical activity can boost your concentration for up to one hour.
Leg pain while walking is a common symptom of peripheral artery disease.
Walking all parts of Melbourne before and after the pandemic hit was eye-opening. It brought home just how much change is possible if we wish for a better, more sustainable way of living.
Exercise plays an important part in preserving memory throughout our lifetime.
Being physically active is largely not an individual choice, but a result of what funds, spaces, places and opportunities are available to the individual and communities.