-3 Safety & Health

<P>This section covers:<ul><li>Road safety pamphlets relating to pedestrian safety</li><li>Accident statistics</li><li>Reports and proposals for safety improvement</li><li>Safety strategies</li><li>Case studies and reports related to accident prevention</li><li>Case studies and reports related to street crime and perception of crime</li></ul></P>

Six million pole walkers cant be wrong etc

The Finns have a word for it. Sauvakaevely, literally pole walking, isnt a circus act - though, like speed walking, it can be something of a spectacle to behold. Its also an emerging option for anyone looking for a low-impact weekend workout.
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Effect of brisk walking in 1 or 2 daily bouts

a randomized, controlled trial Menopause may induce a phase of rapid decreases in bone mineral density, aerobic fitness, muscle strength, and balance, especially in sedentary women.

Tai Chi versus brisk walking in elderly women

The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of a short style of Tai Chi versus brisk walking training programme on aerobic capacity, heart rate variability (HRV), strength, flexibility, balance, psychological status and quality of life in elderly women.

A survey to assess physical activity promotion by registered dietitians

Convincing evidence has emerged in recent years for the role of physical activity in the prevention and treatment of many chronic diseases.

Impact of a health promotion program on the health of primary school principals

The role of a school principal has changed dramatically in the last decade and there has been widespread concern regarding the impact of this change of role on principal health and wellbeing.
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Is sport for all? Exercise and physical activity patterns etc

Recent evidence shows that any form of physical activity, not just aerobic activity to improve cardiovascular fitness, can have significant health benefits. However, physical inactivity is increasingly widespread.
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The lack of effectiveness of 18 weeks of accumulative short bouts etc

Cardiac function generally deteriorates with increasing age, although recent research has found a reversal in this decline in a group of middle-aged individuals after 18 weeks of brisk walking in single daily bouts of between 20-40 minutes.

Promoting a healthy you: walking activity log form

A one-page form for keeping a walking activity log
University of Oregon

Racial differences and pedestrian safety: some evidence from Maryland and implications for policy

One urban transportation mode that is often neglected is pedestrian movement. One group particularly susceptible in this mode is the elderly.

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