Category Archives: Walking in the news

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 … Continue reading

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Walk this way …

Did you know that “people who walk are relative curiosities”? Find out why in this article by Sydney Morning Herald journalist Peter Munro: Walk this way — or not: going for a stroll is on a downhill trajectory

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Sun exposure and vitamin D

According to a media release posted on the Cancer Council Australia website this past weekend, “[n]ew recommendations published today (31/1) by national peak health bodies aim to provide clearer and simpler advice to Australians on how they can balance the … Continue reading

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Slow walking speed linked to Alzheimer’s disease

A study of walking speed and its possible relationship to Alzheimer’s disease was reported in the Canberra Times on 5 December. The CT story was an excerpt from a UK London Telegraph article posted 2 December. An abstract of the … Continue reading

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A walk in the woods with Bill Bryson

The movie version of Bill Bryson’s 1998 book about his experiences walking the Appalachian Trail in the United States opens today 3 September in a theatre near you. For more info about this national scenic trail, please visit the U.S. … Continue reading

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1001 walks you must experience before you die

“Created by an international team of travel writers and walking enthusiasts,” according to the Murdoch Books blurb, 1001 walks you must experience before you die has nearly as many pages as its title suggests. Edited by Barry Stone, the book … Continue reading

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Gerard Windsor reviews three books about walking

Author Gerard Windsor reviews three books about walking in the Canberra Times Panaroma magazine of 18 July: Walking away: further travels with a troubadour on the South West Coast Path by Simon Armitage A philosophy of walking by Frederic Gros … Continue reading

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