Walking difficulty, walking speed, and age as predictors of self-rated health: the women's health and aging study

Older persons reporting disability are more likely to report poor self-rated health, but little work has been done to assess the independent relationships of reported walking difficulty and measured walking performance with self-rated health.

Keeping healthy outdoors (MOH)

Whether you are planning to have a picnic or to go walking or camping, there are a few simple things to remember – things that will help to make your trip safe and enjoyable, and protect the area for other people to enjoy in the future.

Physical activity (MOH)

How much activity should I do? The Ministry of Health recommends aiming for at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity activity on most days of the week.

Physical activity toolkit for District Health Boards

The toolkit provides a lot of information on many aspects of physical activity in New Zealand including the health benefits and how we can encourage more New Zealanders to be active.
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Be active every day (MOH)

Take 3 steps towards a healthy lifestyle
Be active every day (MOH) - Web page with link to PDF
PDF brochure promoting exercise for health.
Regional Public Health, Wellington

An experimental study of passive dynamic walking

A two-straight-legged walking mechanism with flat feet is designed and built to study the passive dynamic gait.

Physical activity in modern society: is there also an environmental benefit?

Higgins (2005) has shown that increased human physical activity in the USA could lead to both improvements in physical health and reductions in oil consumption by motor vehicles, thereby also reducing carbon emissions.

Exercise-based transportation reduces oil dependence, carbon emissions and obesity

About Us

Living Streets Aotearoa is the New Zealand organisation for people on foot, promoting walking-friendly communities. We are a nationwide organisation with local branches and affiliates throughout New Zealand.

We want more people walking and enjoying public spaces be they young or old, fast or slow, whether walking, sitting, commuting, shopping, between appointments, or out on the streets for exercise, for leisure or for pleasure.

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