The UK's Best Spots For Outdoor Exercise

Dr. Andrew Murray | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Andrew Murray

I am often asked what are the top places to exercise outdoors in the UK, what exercise are these places great for, and how can you take advantage of it. Through my work with outdoor footwear brand Merrell, and time spent competing and training for ultra-marathons, I've experienced some very special places.

Wild Camping Part Three - Water Carriage

Andy Torbet | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Andy Torbet

So your first priority is water. Often overlooked and under-consumed on expeditions. I have found people are especially prone to dehydration in cold climates. In the desert heat everyone is very aware of the problem and is disciplined about drinking.

Has The Time Come At Last For The Humble Pedestrian?

Joe Irvin | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK
Joe Irvin

Recently I was at a conference about the importance of transport for tourism. After five speakers I had yet to hear anyone mention walking. Yet walkin...

How Toddlers Learn To Walk

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Parents

Toddlers learn to walk at their own pace. Whether your child starts taking their first steps before their first birthday or is happy to crawl until th...

Rambling In Southwest Crete

Mike Gerrard | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

This southern coast of Crete is far more rugged than the north. In some places the mountains come so close to the Libyan Sea that there's no room for a road inbetween, and a few villages are only accessible by boat or footpath, or by one road in and out.

Winter Is The Perfect Time To Discover The History Of The British Landscape

Mary-Ann Ochota | Posted 02.01.2017 | UK
Mary-Ann Ochota

Forget long summer days, fields of golden wheat and hedgerows bursting with life. The short, dark days of winter give the would-be Landscape Spotter t...

Light Bulb Moment On Oxford Street

Joe Irvin | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Joe Irvin

The shops are full of it, the adverts have started and if you were one of the reported one million families who were in Oxford Street last weekend, you'll know that the lights are up and on. Christmas is well and truly on its way.

Why Owning A Large Dog Might Help You Lose Weight

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

People who own larger dogs such as Great Danes and Bullmastiffs are more likely to walk them, a new study has found. The findings suggest that people ...

The New Walking Steps Tube Map Will Get You Fit And Help Meet Your Exercise Targets

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.08.2016 | UK

For all those times you’ve guiltily taken the Tube just one or two stops – you now have literally no excuse. A new Tube map, launched to help get ...

Top Five Things to Do In Hollywood

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 14.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

Hollywood is home to the rich and famous. As someone who has grown up watching the city on screen, there's something very magical about visiting Tinseltown in person. It has a vibe like nowhere else in the world - with a culture that is very much its own and sprinkled with a long history in film and television. After recently spending a week in Los Angeles and taking in the array of sights the city has to offer, I can now bring you my Top 5.

Why You Should Always Go For A Walk After Work

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

An hour of walking after work could cancel out the negative effect of sitting at a desk all day, research suggests. Scientists analysed data on a mill...

Sporting Injury? 5 Sports And Activities That Could Aid Recovery

Georgia James | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Sports injuries offer a double blow to athletes and active types: if the physical discomfort itself wasn’t bad enough, there are all those lost hour...

Is This the Real World - Or Is It Just Fantasy?

Joe Irvin | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Tech
Joe Irvin

Pokémon Go has been capturing headlines across the globe. The smartphone game requires people to explore their local areas, searching for Pokémon via augmented reality (where the creatures are super-imposed onto the real world).

Opening Up London's Iconic Streets for People

Joe Irvin | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Joe Irvin

On Sunday, London's Regent Street began a month of Summer Streets - every Sunday in July it will be closed to traffic, leaving shoppers and visitors the rare pleasure to roam Regent Street freely on foot. This first Sunday it was transformed into a spectacular display by TfL and London Transport Museum as part of their Transported by Design free festival.

The Power of the Humble Walk

Joe Irvin | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Joe Irvin

As this year's National Walking Month draws to a close, I've been reflecting on what this May was like for me, for Living Streets, and for all those who received our #Try20 message loud and clear - that walking for just 20 minutes a day holds so many long-term health benefits.

The Woman Who Walks Barefoot on the Moor

Maggy Whitehouse | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Maggy Whitehouse

We humans are more and more disconnected from the Earth. I used to walk barefoot around the house and garden all summer but stopped about a decade ago because I got verrucas. Once they'd gone, I'd lost the habit.

Mindful Walking: Walk Your Way to Mental and Physical Wellbeing

Joe Irvin | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Joe Irvin

Walking is as simple as it gets - it's free, it's easy and you don't need anything to get going. Whether it's a long stroll in the countryside or a twenty minute break at lunch, walking gives us space to breathe, relax and think more clearly.

Why We Should All Be Walking for 20 Minutes This May

Joe Irvin | Posted 30.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Joe Irvin

Just walk for 20 minutes a day and wake up to the wonders that walking can do for your health. The NHS recommends that all adults do a minimum of 150 minutes of physical activity a week and walking can form part of this - it's easy, accessible and inexpensive. Walking uses more than 200 muscles in your body and can have a lasting impact on your physical and mental health.

Road to Wembley: My Men United March on Last Leg

Jeff Stelling | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Sport
Jeff Stelling

Nine down, one to go - the end really is in sight. We've been over hills, down dales, along canals, over fields and stiles. Truly a walk on the wild side for this gentleman of the road and my trusty wingman Russ Green, who has walked every step with me. And we're getting cracking support as we inch closer to the finish.

My Men United March Against Prostate Cancer

Jeff Stelling | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Sport
Jeff Stelling

I deal in statistics - but the prostate cancer ones are totally shocking. One man dies every hour from this disease. That's six during Soccer Saturday every week. Yes, my feet are killing me. But who cares if it will save even one man's life?

Why Walking Makes You 50% More Creative

Chris Smith | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Smith

Researchers found that participants produced roughly 50% more total ideas when walking as opposed to sitting. And not only that, they also found that when walking, people became more talkative and within that chatter were higher-quality creative ideas.

Theatre and Comedy Tour!

Naomi Hefter | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Comedy
Naomi Hefter

3909 words. That's how many words I have written and how many words I have to learn for my theatre and comedy tour launching this month. No pressure then!

Life Lessons From a Blister

Laura Maisey | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Comedy
Laura Maisey

I went on a little walking adventure the other day to see my favourite boy in the world, my nephew, who lives 15 miles away. I had recently purchased some huarachas, the final word in minimalist footwear.

Colouring Pens Down, Heads Up

Joe Irvin | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Parents
Joe Irvin

2015 was the year of the adult colouring book. Their popularity caused a spike in sales of physical titles as they sold in their millions, providing stocking fillers and Secret Santa gifts nationwide. Bestseller lists remain full of them well into 2016: wild flowers, swear words, Jeremy Corbyn - you name it, you can colour it in.

Springing Ahead

Gwen Potter | Posted 19.02.2017 | UK
Gwen Potter

Even the most hardened naturalists will have deprived themselves of nature in all this driech, but March is on its way. Spring will begin properly with risky plant predictions - primroses and wild daffodils, then bluebells and finally Welsh poppies. In a pond near you, tiny frogs will emerge from the water.