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Guest blog: Can cycling to work help address growing concerns of obesity, air pollution and climate change?

Claire McLoughlin is the communications manager at the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change. The Alliance brings together doctors, nurses and other health professionals to advocate for responses to climate change that protect and promote public health. In our latest

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Guest blog: Small steps = Big change

This April the Government officially announced the Soft Drinks Industry Levy – or the Sugar Tax – a long fought for result of campaigning which began in 2011. This is a strong example of how perseverance and little steps can

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Transport For The North Strategic 30-year Transport Plan: Food Active Response

We are disappointed to see that the Transport for the North Strategic 30-year Transport Plan neglects the role of active transport in creating a sustainable transport network across Northern England [1]. Peter Walker (author of Bike Nation) notes that cycling

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‘NHS exercise targets reward with shopping vouchers’ – Food Active response

In a news story reaching the press today, the NHS have announced ‘radical plans’ of rewarding families and individuals with an array of gifts should they meet their ‘steps’ target tracked via a mobile app. They have claimed the proposals

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National Walking Month 2017 – advocating everyday walking

Living Streets is the charity for everyday walking and every May we celebrate National Walking Month. What sets us apart from other walking charities who encourage exploring our beautiful country by foot on long walking holidays, Living Streets advocates little

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Life on Two Wheels – Supporting Bike Week

In support of this years annual Bike Week (10th-18th June), Director of Research at Food Active Robin Ireland has written a blog piece about the benefits of cycling, and the challenges faced by those using it as their mode of

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