Walking

The Way You Walk Could Make You Happier

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Can the way you walk influence your happiness? According to this new study, it can. Research published in the Journal of Behavior Therapy and Exper...

Making the Walk to School Safer and Easier

Joe Irvin | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK
Joe Irvin

Today two children will deliver a 20,000 signature petition to number ten Downing Street. Sinead Bourne, aged 10, and six-year old Khadijah Jahan, will also hand over a large pile of letters from school children across the country asking David Cameron to make their walk to school safer and easier.

The Psychology of Walking

Arabella Noortman | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Arabella Noortman

New psychological studies have proved that walking improves our cognitive performance; that it enhances our working memory and ability to learn, as well as creative thinking and problem solving. To reap these walking-induced benefits, however, we must be walking at our own chosen pace.

Best Places to View Autumn Leaves in Britain

Mark Hodson | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hodson

The autumn months are when the British countryside is at its most beautiful, and traditional pleasures - cosy pub lunches, woodland walks and lazy afternoons by a fire with the papers and a pint - are at their most, well, pleasing.

Autumn Is Awesome

Gwen Potter | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK
Gwen Potter

Walking during the autumn is like nothing else. In your local woodland (mine being 'my' National Trust Llanerchaeron woods in Ceredigion), wood smoke mixes with the leaves to create that beautiful, familiar scent that should be bottled. It's cooler than summer, but not cold.

How to Be a Tourist In Your Home City

Mark Hodson | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hodson

I'm lucky enough to live in London, which in my view is one of the world's most exciting cities. At the risk of coming over all Ralph McTell, I like to spend time wandering its streets - sometimes aimlessly, sometimes with purpose - and notice things.

Want to Stay Healthy, Live Longer and Feel Better? Get Walking...

Nina Barough CBE | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nina Barough CBE

Some of the runners among you will be smiling now and saying: "Ah yes, but it's only walking isn't it?" But, mile for mile, a power walker walking at 4.5-5mph will burn the same calories as a runner, without the high impact and higher injury risk.

Do We Need to Learn to Walk Again? Yes We Do!

Paola Bassanese | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paola Bassanese

It may seem counter-intuitive, but most of us don't walk correctly. It's not our fault, and it's not our parent's fault. Unless your dad is someone like Olympic gymnast Louis Smith or your mum is someone like Olympic heptathlete Jessica Ennis, then you're probably not applying scientific principles to your day-to-day walking.

On the Trail in the Faroes

Kerry Christiani | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kerry Christiani

True, there are easier places to get a tan, but the Faroes still have an irresistible allure for anyone who appreciates wild places. When the mist lifts, the fog clears and the rain dries up, their beauty is nothing short of mind-blowing.

What's the Deal With Walking?

Andrew White | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew White

What's this walking think all about then? There's been such a big push to go walking and to get outdoors in the past couple of years, but there are still people who haven't got the message yet - or perhaps don't even get the outdoors. So, this post is for you to show them...

I Walk, Therefore I am

Carl Honore | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Carl Honore

By relaxing the mind, walking turns on the creative taps, too. Ernest Hemingway went for a stroll whenever he felt deflated by the blank page. "I would walk...when I had finished work or when I was trying to think something out," he wrote. "It was easier to think if I was walking.

Will Varley: From the Cliffs of Hell to the City Lights

Clara Cullen | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Clara Cullen

Will Varley is an interesting chap. I've been a fan since stumbling upon his first album Advert Soundtracks. Political, humorous and always very honest, it's the sort of song writing that can connect viscerally. Yet, despite my earnest attempts otherwise, it was also the type of song writing that not many people seemed to be taking much notice of.

How Walking - and Laurie Lee - Got Me Back on My Feet From Illness

Colette Bernhardt | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Colette Bernhardt

Finally, I have the chance to see what lies in all those fields I once dreamed of escaping to. I will stride out right from my door, here in Hertfordshire, watched by red kites, shadowy newts and morning-eyed ponies.

11-Month-Old Baby Walks! (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK

The 11-month-old child - who will become king regardless of whether he can walk, crawl or speak - has been pictured walking for the first time. The...

Big Wave Surfer Dave Kalama, CrossFit Athletes, Walkers Sweat for Cystic Fibrosis

Philip White | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Philip White

When siblings Audrey and Jack DuCharme are healthy, they need a breathing treatment each day. Then there's the multiple inhaled medications, the doctors' checkups, and the fear that if they get a cold - which most of us would dismiss as a sniffle - it could put them in hospital, or at least require four daily treatments.

Traversing Pilgrim Paths: The Latest Brit Holiday Trend

Vicky Dean | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Dean

One type of holiday growing in popularity is the pilgrim walk - and despite the name, it is not just the religious who are lacing up their hiking boots. This type of walk follows in the footsteps of pilgrims in the Middle Ages who would travel near and far to visit holy cities and shrines.

Everyday Exercise

Siobhan Starrs | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Siobhan Starrs

Do you walk for 15 minutes a day? Researchers in Taiwan found that 15 minutes per day, or 90 minutes per week of moderate exercise, like brisk walking, can add up to three years to your lifespan, according to in a study published in the Lancet in 2011.

Onwards and Upwards - Add Incline Walking to Your Exercise Routine

David Kingsbury | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

For some reason the metabolic response in women is greater (perhaps because they have more body mass in their buttocks and thighs). But whatever your gender, acceleration of calorie consumption and burning of fat tissue are additional health benefits incline walking has to offer.

On Walking

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

I have solved all of my problems in life by walking. There is a Latin phrase for it: solvitur ambulando. It is solved by walking. Some may find it amusing or outlandish that problems can be solved by the humble stroll but consider this.

A Change of Heart for Valentine's Day

Dr Paul Zollinger-Read | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Paul Zollinger-Read

Vast majority of people are consuming much more sugar than they should be. And it could be having a silent but deadly long-term effect on your health. I'm not suggesting that eating a few chocolates this Valentine's Day is going to give you heart disease... But perhaps this year, don't laden the person you love with chocolate, but instead a healthier alternative.

Please Take Care With Your Dog

Andrew White | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew White

If you can keep your dog in sight at all time, be aware of what they are doing and be confident your dog will come back to you promptly when you call, then there is no need to put them on a lead. But if you can not be confident they will return when you call, then a lead is the safest option for everyone.

Five Ways to Get Your Children Out Walking

Andrew White | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew White

Getting children into walking at a young age can influence their habits in later life - hopefully leading to a healthier, more active lifestyle. So how can you get your young ones interesting in walking? Here are my top 5 ways to get your children out walking...

Saying Hello... and an Introduction

Andrew White | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew White

We'll hopefully be starting a journey here together. A journey which will involve travel, of course, as well as walking, biking, scenic railway journeys, scenic drives, holidays and the best days-out.

Northern Lights, Fruit Soup and Naked Snow-Rolling: My Surprising Arctic Ski Diary

Nina Barough CBE | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nina Barough CBE

I'd trained hard in preparation for our first ever Arctic Marathon. But back in February 2013, as I was settling into my bunk at our base station in Alesjaure, Sweden, I could not imagine what the team and I were about to face. As founder of Walk the Walk and the MoonWalks, I was used to walking long distances wearing just a bra.

Walking Can Help Cut The Risk Of A Stroke

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Older men can help prevent the risk of a stroke by long walks, research suggests. Scientists found that walking at least one to two hours a day was...