Logo
Young Driver Focus | National Conference | Knowledge Centre Twitter RSS
direcorycalendarvacanciesadviceshopContact
Road Safety News - In association with Keltic Clothing
Tuesday 25th October 2011

Charity urges people to 'take to the streets'

1 reader has commented on this story

The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) is calling for people to be more physically active after figures revealed the number of journeys undertaken on foot have fallen by a quarter in the last 15 years (Press Association).

The charity is warning that being inactive increases the risk of cancer and other chronic diseases, and has urged people to ‘take to the streets’ to help reverse a 28% fall in the number of walking trips over the last 15 years. WCRF describes the figures, from the DfTs National Travel Survey for 2010, as painting a ‘worrying picture’ of the health of the nation.

Dr Rachel Thompson, deputy head of science at WCRF, said: “This points to us becoming less active as a nation and that is why WCRF wants to see people take to the streets to reverse the trend.

“As with other types of activity, walking can reduce body fat, boost the immune system and helps to move food through the gut more quickly - all factors that seem to play a role in reducing cancer risk.”

Click here to read the full Press Association news report.

Comments:

Report a reader comment
Click here to report a comment you consider to be offensive or inappropriate.


Comment And providing they stay on the pavement its a lot safer than cycling...... unless they are hit by a cyclist.
Bob Craven, Lancs


What's your view - comment on this story:

I confirm that I have read and agree to abide by the house rules relating to comments posted on this website.
Your comment:
Your name and location:
Your email:
Captcha [What is this?]


Road Safety Academy
What's New?
Thursday 13th March 2014 -

Road Safety Practitioner Foundation Course dates added

Tuesday 11th March 2014 -

 THINK! Rural roads campaign briefing added to members' area

Wednesday 29th January 2014 -

2013 Road Safety GB AGM Documents added to the Member's area

Monday 6th January 2014 -

School Crossing Patrol Survival Guide updated version uploaded to the Members' area

Tuesday 10th December 2013 -

THINK! campaign strategy 2014/15 (Powerpoint presentation) added to members' area

Friday 6th December 2013 -

RSGB & Academy branding - logos etc available for download from members' area...

Contacts

Click here to submit a new story.

Click here to register for our weekly news update service.