Are you over 55 years old? Then you might want to add a bit more walking to your daily routine.
Reporter Kate Aubusson summarises a study by University of Newcastle researchers in a recent newspaper article.
The original paper published in the Medical Journal of Australia is titled:
Daily step count and the need for hospital care in subsequent years in a community-based sample of older Australians
Canberrans who use electronic activity trackers have been invited to participate in the ACTive Community Project.
A recent article on page 14 of the 12 January issue of the Canberra Weekly briefly described this recreational planning study:
Walk your way into Canberra’s future
To register: https://activecommunity.com.au/#/register
The project was launched in October 2016 by the University of Canberra:
Fitbit users sought for research project
Are you looking for a new travel destination in 2017? Do you enjoy history? Then A history of the world in 500 walks by Sarah Baxter might be the book for you.
This compilation is divided into six periods of time: Prehistory — the Ancient World — the Middle Ages — Towards the Modern World — 19th century — 20th century. There are walks that take minutes and walks that take months.
The work is indexed by country, by location and by walk name, making it easy to use.
Over 30 public libraries in Australia own this title, according to the National Library’s TROVE database.
Walker and travel writer Andrew Bain reviews
Spectacular must-do new hikes opening in 2017.
Sports Medicine Australia offers some tips for safe walking,
along with many other sport and injury fact sheets.
“Walking is the new black in travel,” claims walker and travel writer Andrew Bain in his article:
The world’s best walks: trekking across the globe
In addition to describing walking trails around the world, Bain includes a list of 10 great Australian treks.
Kathleen Berg, OAM, and Diana Marshall, C2DW president, present a cheque to Tony Stubbs, CEO, Heart Foundation ACT, and Diane Percy, Walking and HeartMoves coordinator.
C2DW president Diana Marshall and event co-founder Kathleen Berg, OAM, presented a $3,000 cheque to the Heart Foundation ACT at the Women with Heart awards ceremony on 31 August.
“On behalf of the Canberra Two Day walk committee and the Canberra Walking Festival, I would like to thank the Heart Foundation for all of your invaluable support over the last year,” Diana remarked. “In particular I wish to acknowledge the support provided by Diane Percy and the national Heart Foundation Walking team. Your support of our event has enabled us to keep our event costs down, which we can then pass on to our participants.”
The cheque represents donations from walkers with AussieWalk Heart Foundation Walking, participants at the Canberra Walking Festival, and from Canberra Two Day Walk Inc.