Walking

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 11.08.2014 | 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...

Avoid the Tube? Who Are They Kidding?

Danielle Lowe | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Lowe

Over the weekend TFL shared with the world a new idea of theirs, that they hope and think will really work. They've decided to hand leaflets out to people between Tooting Bec and Clapham North on the Northern Line to try to encourage them to take another method to get to work in the morning...

How A Dream Turned Into A £90 Million Breast Cancer Charity

Nina Barough CBE | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nina Barough CBE

Sometimes we make snap decisions, the importance and significance of which only becomes clear over time. But from that spontaneous beginning, Walk the Walk and our knowledge of breast cancer has come so far. Best of all, breast cancer is now on the brink of becoming a treatable disease.

Read This and Your Children Will Thank You

Dr William Bird MBE | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr William Bird MBE

You don't have to be the right weight to be healthy. It is perfectly okay to be overweight, as long as you are active and fit. This may sound like a bold and shocking statement but research shows that far more people die of inactivity than obesity.

Walking Into Well-Being: The Power of The Gratitude Walk

Cheryl Rickman | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Cheryl Rickman

Each morning I walk myself into a state of well-being and away from my worries. I walk myself into new ideas, creative solutions and immense gratitude for what I have. With each step I feel empowered. But why is my gratitude walk so powerful?

Walking To Work Could Reduce Risk Of Diabetes, Heart Disease And Obesity

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

People who walk to work are less likely to develop diabetes and heart disease, according to a new study. Research revealed that commuters who walk ...

How Far Would You Go for a Career in Journalism?

Mark Hillary | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hillary

That's the problem facing Michael Lee Johnson from Manchester. His dream is to become a travel writer, but as a web designer with around 20 years experience his challenge is finding a new employer that would be interested in letting him make that career leap.

Get Out and Stretch Those Legs This National Walking Month!

Douglas Stewart | Posted 21.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Douglas Stewart

Walking up to 30 minutes burns up to 130 calories, not to mention helps you relax. Next time you have a stressful day at work, instead of hopping on the bus stick those headphones in and enjoy a brisk walk home, it will even help you work up an appetite for dinner!