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The Mountain of Athens

Michael Schuermann | Posted 07.08.2014 | Travel
Michael Schuermann

After your first day's obligatory ascent of the Acropolis and a second day of more ruins scattered among 1970s residential homes, you may yearn for something completely different. A mountain, for instance?

Listening to Jesus: The Waste of Worry

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 07.07.2014 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

The hiking path meandered through the forested moutainside. My companion and I kept pushing up the hill. It was a steady incline and my legs were beginning to feel the burn of my effort.

7 Simple Things I Do That Greatly Improved My Life... That You Should Do, Too

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 06.19.2014 | Comedy
Jon Hotchkiss

Below, a list of seven simple things I have worked regularly into my life that have made my life better. And not just better. A lot better.

Can Biking and Walking Save Lives in Cities in the Global South?

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 06.13.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Sidewalks, bike lanes, pedestrian crossings, parks, and green areas are all pieces of a complex puzzle to help citizens navigate their city safely and sustainably.

Stop It! 5 Easy Ways to Reduce Stress

Brad Wheelis | Posted 06.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Wheelis

Our lives are so busy these days, it's hard not to feel some stress at one point or another. But life doesn't have to be so stressful. Here are five simple tips to help alleviate anxiety and stress.

In US Cities Where Walking Is Safer, It's Also More Popular

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 05.30.2014 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

So, are these cities safer because more people are walking and drivers are more used to paying attention? Or is it because they have relatively safe and convenient pedestrian environments that encourage more walking? Probably a little of both.

How to Be More Creative Tomorrow

Caroline L. Arnold | Posted 05.27.2014 | Good News
Caroline L. Arnold

So often what stops us from altering our behavior is the belief that transformation can only be achieved through drastic action. Yet studies conclude that it doesn't take a lot of walking to reap a lot of benefit -- a small move delivers a big change.

How to Get America Back on Its Feet

Jay Walljasper | Posted 05.16.2014 | Green
Jay Walljasper

What if there was a way to reduce the risk of many major diseases at the same time as helping improve your overall health, decreasing your weight and boosting your energy?

I Did It: A Mile Per Day

Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W. | Posted 05.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W.

Exercise is a promise that isn't easy to keep. It is sometimes glorious, sometimes hideous, but always valuable.

Why Would You Walk a Marathon in Your Bra Around New York City?

Nina Barough CBE | Posted 07.12.2014 | Impact
Nina Barough CBE

I don't know if you were one of the drivers who honked and cheered us on as we power walked down the FDR in our glorious decorated bras last summer, o...

Across the West Bank On Foot

Stefan Szepesi | Posted 07.09.2014 | Travel
Stefan Szepesi

There are few places in the world where a good walk can be as stimulating to body and soul as the Palestinian West Bank.

Strolling My Way to a Novel

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 07.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Rubinstein

A Stanford University study indicated that walking on a treadmill at "an easy, self-selected pace" while facing a blank wall helped generate 60 percent more innovative ideas when the subjects were tested psychologically for creative thinking.

Want To Be More Creative? Take A Walk

The New York Times | Gretchen Reynolds | Posted 05.01.2014 | World

If you are unable to think of a catchy, creative way to present sales data or begin a newspaper column, take a walk. A brief stroll, even around your ...

Walk Your Way to Better Health

Jim T. Miller | Posted 06.25.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

More than 25 years of research has shown that walking may be the single best exercise you can do to improve your health. It burns calories (about 100 for every mile you walk) which will help you lose weight, it builds endurance, enhances muscle tone and it doesn't pound your joints.

The Secret Addiction of Marathon Runners

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 06.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

A person might wonder why marathoners choose to spend their time in such misery. It's not the misery that we seek, but the glorious feeling of self-admiration that follows. The marathon reveals your strengths, your faults, and your valor.

What Your Shoes Are REALLY Doing To Your Feet

Huffington Post | Lauren Mikler | Posted 04.15.2014 | Style

There are few accessories that excite women quite like shoes. Not only are they the key to transforming an outfit, but is there any item in your close...

9 Ways To Walk More Today

Posted 04.02.2014 | Healthy Living

Not all physical activity requires spandex, excessive sweating or a protein-packed recovery drink. In fact, just taking more steps in a day is an easy...

Snowless, Shaken and Stirred in SoCal

Elan Barnehama | Posted 05.24.2014 | Travel
Elan Barnehama

I love road trips. They're full of possibility; they suspend time like a baseball game and exist just outside of reality. My bags were packed and I looked to the West.

How One College Will Help 27 Charities in One Afternoon

William Lambers | Posted 05.18.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

On Saturday, April 12 at 3pm, at the Schueler Athletic Field, people are invited to come and walk around the campus track using the free app Charity Miles. When you download this app it keeps track of your workouts.

Well On My Way: Transforming a Hike to Captivity Into a Walk to Freedom

Farah Mawani | Posted 05.14.2014 | Impact
Farah Mawani

"I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after ...

Why Life in the Fast Lane Isn't Everything It's Cracked Up to Be

Gregg McBride | Posted 05.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

It's often when caught up in life's to-do list that we can also get caught up in our own mental interpretation of what's going on in the world around us -- and then make it all about us, when in fact, it has nothing to do with us. If we would instead take a moment to breathe and observe, we just might learn something.

This Happens To Everyone, But You Never Really Think About How Weird It Is

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 03.13.2014 | Comedy

We've all experienced it -- you know, that awkward moment when you're on the street, walking next to a stranger, going the same pace, same footing, sa...

The Unsolicited Advice I'm Glad I Took To Heart

Mary Novaria | Posted 05.12.2014 | Fifty
Mary Novaria

I was almost run over crossing the street the other day. Near misses happen in my busy neighborhood with alarming frequency, but this one came perilously close to flattening me -- closer even than the day a motorcycle drove right up onto the sidewalk.

The 10 Minutes A Day That Can Change Your Life

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Andrea Atkins | Posted 02.12.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com With the hectic pace of life, we all rush around doing a bunch of things at once. And when we are “relaxing” we...

Walking Tech: The Quantified Walker

Shelly Palmer | Posted 04.12.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

There are literally dozens of fitness-tracking wristbands, companion apps and stand-alone apps available today. Fitbit, Jawbone, Basis, Withings, Ga...