How To Prepare For A Long Distance Hike

Dr. Andrew Murray | Posted 18.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Andrew Murray

Don't bother with the Hilton. Avoid the Marriot. Nothing beats looking out of your tent on a clear night and seeing millions of stars in the sky. It offers a tonne more flexibility- often you can choose a place that suits you. For summer, tents can be less than one kilogram, and a great lightweight sleeping bag can be 450g. I find it's almost always worth it.

How To Get Started In Hill Walking

The Huffington Post | Jen Barton | Posted 25.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

When it comes to making the most of England’s scenic landscapes - even if it’s the patch of grass that happens to be your local park or common - t...

Full Body Exercises For People Who Hate Burpees

Polly Rayne | Posted 05.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Spend five minutes Googling ‘best workouts’ and you’ll quickly discover this thing called HIIT. This stands for ‘high intensity interval train...

Time To Clear The Air

Joe Irvin | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK Parents
Joe Irvin

Walking to school makes children healthier, helps develop road safety skills, independence and opportunities to socialise. For a country with a child obesity crisis this is doubly important. Yet nearly a quarter of morning peak traffic comes from families on the school run; you can tell from the easing of traffic in the school holidays.

Six Million Adults 'Don't Manage A 10 Minute Brisk Walk In A Month', Let Alone A Day

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Over 6.3 million adults aged 40-60 don’t manage to achieve 10 minutes of continuous, fast-paced walking over the course of a month, Public Health En...

Completing My Wife's Bucket List After Losing Her To Dementia At 43

Steve Boryszczuk | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Boryszczuk

Since my wife's death, I've been ticking off the bucket list which she wrote many years ago. As we had children so young, she had planned our worldwide adventure for when they had flown the nest. Of course back then we had no idea she would never be able to fulfil her dream.

Despite Sore Feet And Achy Limbs We Feel A Great Sense Of Achievement

Bill Bailey | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK Comedy
Bill Bailey

I've completed the hundred miles with my fellow pilgrim-walkers and despite the sore feet and aching limbs, we all feel a great sense of achievement. We've raised a fair bit for Stand Up To Cancer, and to be walking outdoors in England on the chalk downs or threading your way through ancient woodland is always good for the soul.

Traversing The Rocky Mountains - The Warm Up

Dr Lucy Glasgow | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Lucy Glasgow

At 26 retirement seems a long way off, and what awaits us? A time when we have worked hard all our lives only to reach an age when we are too old, unwell or broke to enjoy it. Millennials may decide to take a sabbatical earlier than expected and to live out those years while in their 20s and 30s...

Why I'm Walking 100 Miles For Stand Up To Cancer

Bill Bailey | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK Comedy
Bill Bailey

Walking 100 miles in six days will be a challenge, and there will be moments when the body will ache and the spirits may sag, but at times like these I look for inspiration in the words of the great poet and essayist, Edward Thomas who wrote: ' And I rose up, and knew that I was tired, and continued my journey'.

Staying Fit Can Be A Walk In The Park

Dr. Andrew Murray | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Andrew Murray

When surveyed, the things that people say are important to them are not gold and silver, but rather health, happiness and family. I reflected on that when sitting down working out what to buy my daughters for their birthdays. Was chocolate and more Paw Patrol DVD's the answer?

Heel-Loving Teen Dons Five Inch Stilettos To Climb UK's Highest Mountain

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education

The High Heel Hiker from Ben Conway on Vimeo. A determined teenager has stunned hikers after donning five inch high heels to climb the UK’s hi...

Three Tips For Hiking With A Toddler

Richard Gower | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK Parents
Richard Gower

In the past, we planned our routes based on optimistic assumptions about conditions, terrain and our own fitness levels. This led to some good adventures (and plenty of blisters), but not to toddler-friendly situations. Key lesson: don't over-reach.

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 12.08.2017 | 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 19.07.2017 | 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).