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Optimize Your Morning Routine, Part 1: The Walk

Alex Charfen | Posted 08.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Alex Charfen

When coaching my clients on this, I get them to focus on the little things first--the daily routines and habits that ensure they're locked in and ready to give the day their best effort. And I've found that there is no time more pivotal to creating the day's momentum than in the morning.

A Gift For You: Walk In The Woods Meditation

Ginny Sassaman | Posted 08.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Ginny Sassaman

Be grateful for beauty, for public policies that have preserved park land, for your own self to take this time to flex your mindfulness muscles and nurture your connection with the natural world. Who and what are you grateful for?

Building A Movement

Jay Scott | Posted 08.25.2016 | Impact
Jay Scott

Building a movement is a tough but exciting project. At Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, we felt that the childhood cancer community needed a movemen...

The Happy Wanderer

Naomi Cahill | Posted 08.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Naomi Cahill

Just as in the opening lyrics of the popular song, I love to go a-wandering. I always have! Some may argue that this is just a whimsical way of saying...

PSA: A Walk Is Good For Your Blood Sugar, Too

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 08.15.2016 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - For obese people who sit for most of the day, replacing some sitting time with standing, slow walking or slow cycling reduces avera...

Pondering Brexit After My Bedtime In Wells

Rick Steves | Posted 08.08.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

It was nearly midnight, there was a slight mist, and I couldn't resist the call of the Wells Cathedral. Join me on a little walk to ponder Brexit and ...

A Restorative Cool-Down for After Walking | Posted 08.03.2016 | Healthy Living

By: Pete Egoscue Improve the efficiency of your workout and prevent pain and injury with this 20-minute cool-down routine after your next walk. ...

8 Outback Towns in Australia You Need to Visit Now

Courtney Lambert | Posted 08.04.2016 | Travel
Courtney Lambert

Thrill seekers flock to Australia to experience all this country has to offer, but to really get off the ol' beaten track, travelers with a taste for the unknown are turning to the outback towns in Australia, where lonely landscapes stretch to the sun, mining history tells the story of challenges and chance in the search for prosperity and everything from the bizarre to the beautiful can be discovered.

A Full-Body Warm-Up for Before Walking | Posted 07.26.2016 | Healthy Living

By: Pete Egoscue Improve the efficiency of your workout and prevent pain and injury with this 15-minute warm-up routine for before your next walk. ...

Off The Beaten Track: The Best Way To See New Zealand

Nicola Barnard | Posted 07.25.2016 | Travel
Nicola Barnard

New Zealand offers such incredible beauty -- from snowcapped mountains, glacial lakes, sweeping forest skylines, lush-green rainforests, glorious whit...

Walking Hits New Strides In Cities, Towns Everywhere

Jay Walljasper | Posted 07.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Jay Walljasper

The good news is that the right to walk is becoming a major issue, as advocates for public health, neighborhood revitalization, social justice and other causes push for policies to make walking safer and easier in communities all across America.

'Pokemon Go' Solved A Major Problem With City Streets

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 07.20.2016 | Technology

The streets, parks and sprawling strip malls of America’s cities and suburbs have become infested with a new urban species: the “Pokemon Go” pla...

5 Strategies For Staying Healthy When Caring For Your Parent

Sharon Kurtzman | Posted 07.09.2016 | Fifty
Sharon Kurtzman

July is my father's birthday month and I've recently returned from my latest trip to visit him in Florida. Over the past year he's faced a string of health challenges and though we live 700 miles apart, I manage to be his medical advocate and go-to girl.

5 Ways to Slim Down Your Overweight Cat

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 06.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

1. Feed portion-controlled meals on a consistent schedule. In my experience, most owners of overweight cats serve their pets an all-day buffet. They ...

The Many Benefits of Going for a Walk

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by Maria Luci, editor at Maria's Farm Country Kitchen and Rodale's What's a simple, fun, and beneficial exercise you can easily add to your daily r...

If You're Trying To Lose Weight, Walk Away From The Standing Desk

The Huffington Post | Abigail Williams | Posted 06.27.2016 | Healthy Living

Desk jobs can be a huge hurdle in the way of weight loss. Sitting at a desk all day has been linked to obesity, heart disease and premature death. Ove...

Cranborne Chase: Walking Through 5,000 Years Of British History

Mark Hodson | Posted 06.22.2016 | Travel
Mark Hodson

Even for residents of southern England, Cranborne Chase is a bit of a mystery. This historic royal hunting ground stretches across rolling chalk hills...

Spice Up Your Workouts By Going Outside

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 06.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

When you think about working out, your mind is probably flooded with images of squats, lunges, burpees, and treadmills. If you are like me, these thou...

Los Angeles, On Foot

Lauren DePino | Posted 06.03.2016 | Good News
Lauren DePino

I love taking walks. Long ones. I start by choosing a direction. Then I let something lead me. I'm not sure what to call it--maybe it's intuition or...

6 Ways To Be Truly Present In Every Moment

Jennifer Wolfe | Posted 05.10.2016 | Fifty
Jennifer Wolfe

Those ordinary, extraordinary moments that as a parent take my breath away and remind me that the only way to move forward, to not blindly push through milestones and markers, is to breathe, to be present, to look up at life with my eyes wide open and my heart vulnerable.

Choosing an Appropriate Walking Cane

Jim T. Miller | Posted 05.02.2016 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Dear Savvy Senior, I have severe arthritis in my knee and could use a walking cane to help me get around. Is there anything I should know about canes ...

Spain and Portugal (with a Philadelphia Bonus)

David Code | Posted 04.29.2016 | Travel
David Code

The Spanish understand something we don't, and it's a big part of what makes life fulfilling. It's called "ambiente." We might be tempted to trans...

Working Out on a Budget

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 04.20.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

In the long run, there's no question that a healthier body saves money. A Towers Watson study noted that employee wellness programs saved employers an...

Worst U.S. City for Walking Takes Steps for Improvement

Jay Walljasper | Posted 04.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Jay Walljasper

Mayor Cornett, a former sportscaster, bristled at his city being called fat and sedentary. Yet he knew that he couldn't credibly deny these charges since he'd gained enough extra pounds while in office to be labeled obese, thanks to endless rounds of breakfast and lunch meetings.

Four Characteristics of Active, Healthy Neighborhoods

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 04.15.2016 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

Scientists are learning more and more about how where we live affects the amount of exercise we get, and thus how fit and healthy we are likely to be.