AUSSIEWALK has a new website!

Aussiewalk welcomes spring with a new-look website!

This blog has now been superceded by:

Please visit our NEWS page for more information.

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Walking away from an unwanted stay

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

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Walk your way into Canberra’s future

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:

The project was launched in October 2016 by the University of Canberra:
Fitbit users sought for research project

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A history of the world in 500 walks

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.

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New world-wide walks in 2017

Walker and travel writer Andrew Bain reviews
Spectacular must-do new hikes opening in 2017.

Happy trails!

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Stride into spring with these walking tips

Sports Medicine Australia offers some tips for safe walking,
along with many other sport and injury fact sheets.

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World-wide walking

“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.

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