“Take the stairs rather than escalators. Use your bike if possible for transportation. Sit less, move more and move often.”
Ulf Ekeland, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences
Men and women who move around throughout the day, even if they just stroll or clean the kitchen and do not formally exercise, are less likely to die prematurely than people who hardly ever leave their chairs, according to a new study of physical activity and mortality.
The study, the largest of its kind to date, finds that any activity, no matter how modest, can reduce mortality risks, with some of the greatest gains seen when people shift from being almost completely sedentary toward rising and ambling for even an extra hour each day.
WATAG strongly advocates walking and riding as a good HEALTH activity which has great community benefit aside from any personal gains people make.
In the “cost benefit” society we have become with lessening empathy for a less-fortunate individuals’ well-being, we think it’s important to emphasise the economic benefit of #Active Transport when talking to decision makers.
Here’s why @DanielAndrewsMP, @VicGovDoT @roadprojectsvic @vicroads need to re-focus and include ALL of us in the scope of ALL projects. #ActiveTransport IS VITAL for our future.
Hi, a pedestrian bridge does not form part of The Western Roads Upgrade scope. Pedestrians can cross Laverton Creek by following the Laverton Creek Trail and crossing the pedestrian bridge, approximately 800m south of Queen Street. Thanks
20 people arrived for a meeting at our office in Copenhagen today. They filled up less than one spot for car parking. Imagine how much space in our cities we could use for urban life and people if we had fewer cars and less car parking! #bicycleurbanismpic.twitter.com/8GKROXmDSW
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