Dog owners tend to be fitter than people who do not have a pet because of the amount of walking they do with their animal, according to a study published in the Journal of Physical Activity and Health
So we still use our ancestor’s heel first gait because it makes us better walkers and given the great distances hunter-gatherers travel, it is not surprising that humans are economical walkers.
The beauty and tranquility of nature can be deceptively dangerous for the unprepared. Knowledge of basic survival techniques are as essential as a map and compass when heading off the beaten track.
New research finds eating healthy, moderate activity and genes that don’t predispose you to dementia is a recipe for preserving cognitive function as you age.
Different types of work site exercise programmes have multiple benefits, including reduced neck and shoulder pain for employees who do all-around exercise and lowered heart disease and stroke risk factors for those who do strength training
The sport of Nordic Walking was only invented in Finland in the 1980s but is now one of the fastest growing recreational fitness sports in the world with over 8million walkers worldwide. But what exactly is it and what’s the appeal?
Adaptable, effective and fun, Nordic walking is an outdoor adventure with something for everyone, whether you are looking for a new way to spend time outdoors or simply want an enjoyable new workout.
The type of calorie-burning, mind-stimulating play that children often do shouldn’t be left behind as people age.
Tossing a Frisbee, dancing and rock climbing are great ways for adults to incorporate play into their exercise routines – dancing alone can burn up to 322 calories an hour for a 150-pound person.