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How Many Steps A Day Should You Really Walk?

Science of Us | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Science of Us

The 10,000-steps-a-day recommendation has nothing to do with sedentary, fast-food-drenched circa-2015 America. Rather, the recommendation first popped up in a very different food and environment: 1960s Japan.

10 Reasons To Go For A Walk Right Now

Posted 06.13.2015 | Healthy Living

By Beth W. Orenstein On an average day, 30 percent of American adults walk for exercise and with good reason. Walking doesn’t require specia...

Be Healthy: It Needs a Daily Focused Plan

Nipa Shah | Posted 06.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Nipa Shah

"This is my post pregnancy weight", said a co-worker of mine, when I worked in cancer research, 30 years ago. She was commenting on the fact that I wa...

Aaron Baker: Defying the Odds One Step at a Time

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 06.04.2015 | Impact
Sarah Blahovec

Aaron's recovery was as remarkable as it was challenging. "Prior to my injury, I had been very athletic and very competitive. After the accident, I wasn't trying to 'get back' to anything. I accepted my new life.

Little Town on the Prairie Embraces Healthy Living

Jay Walljasper | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Jay Walljasper

In real life, this is Albert Lea, Minnesota, a town of 18,000 working to prove that healthy lifestyles like walking and good nutrition are not just big city things.

A Lap Around Monte Carlo

Michael Schuermann | Posted 05.18.2015 | Travel
Michael Schuermann

The fastest cars will complete the 2-mile lap around the Monte Carlo circuit in about 75 seconds. You will need a little longer, but if you are up for it, here is where to go.

A 2-Minute Walk May Counter The Harms Of Sitting

The New York Times | Gretchen Reynolds | Posted 05.15.2015 | World

With evidence mounting that sitting for long stretches of time is unhealthy, many of us naturally wonder how best to respond. Should we stand up, or i...

10 Pictures to Jolt Your Mind On Palestine

Stefan Szepesi | Posted 05.12.2015 | Travel
Stefan Szepesi

How can one convince travellers of destinations in the Middle East that are not only safe, but also staggeringly beautiful and inspiring? Our feet can do the talking in Palestine.

Nepal: How Runners, Walkers Can Help Today

William Lambers | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

Many of the families were left homeless and have lost their food supply in the devastation. They have little or no resources to fall back on. They were living in poverty even before the earthquake, so you can imagine how desperately they need the support now.

Type 2 Diabetes and Peripheral Neuropathy: To Walk or Not to Walk?

Milt Bedingfield | Posted 05.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Milt Bedingfield

It is now well known that engaging in light to moderate physical activity on a regular basis is of significant value for most people that have either ...

7 Ways Transit, Bikes & Walking Move Us to Brighter Future

Jay Walljasper | Posted 06.27.2015 | Green
Jay Walljasper

According to the nation's pundits and prophets, the future of transportation is all figured out for us. Cheaper gas prices mean we can still count on ...

A Practical Running Plan For Beginners

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 06.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

You might become a marathoner someday, or you might join the legions of enthusiastic, mud-covered, obstacle course racers. But that's not why you're reading this blog. Right now, let's just focus on getting out the door and into the fresh air.

How Everyone With a Smartphone Can Feed a Hungry Child

William Lambers | Posted 06.18.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

Technology has developed unique and even easy ways to help people a world away. One of them is the free app Charity Miles.

How Thoughtful Street Design Is Helping Communities and the Economy

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 05.27.2015 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

In the end, Safer Streets, Stronger Economies is less a scientific study than a compilation of available (and, to a great extent, differing) data from a limited range of case studies. To my mind, it is far from conclusive.

Walking to Petra: 7 Pillars of Beauty

Stefan Szepesi | Posted 05.22.2015 | Travel
Stefan Szepesi

Rated among the 15 best treks in the world by National Geographic, one anticipates a great deal in walking across southern Jordan to Petra. Seven reasons why this section of the Abraham Path still exceeds anyone's expectations.

This 15-Minute Trick Reduces Junk Food Cravings

Posted 03.15.2015 | Healthy Living

By Tom Jacobs For many of us, the ever-present temptation to reach for the chocolate becomes nearly impossible to resist when we're feeling stres...

Walking Orange County

Frank H. Wu | Posted 05.01.2015 | Travel
Frank H. Wu

I enjoy visiting Orange County. I see why people like to live there. It's comfortable, projecting the sense that there is no hardship in life. It's also designed around the car -- the built environment encourages everyone to drive from Point A to Point B.

My Night at Mar Saba

Stefan Szepesi | Posted 04.13.2015 | Religion
Stefan Szepesi

Here I am; not walking but waiting. It is a sunny winter afternoon and I sit under the imposing tower of one of the most spectacular monasteries in the Middle East. This is the Lavra of Mar Saba.

27 Steps to the Perfect Stroll Down Magazine Street in New Orleans

Fathom | Posted 04.13.2015 | Travel

You've seen the French Quarter, you've eaten too many beignets. Think you've done New Orleans? Not until you stroll Magazine Street. Here are the best stops along the way.

Alaska Man Embarks on 50-Mile Nighttime Walk Between Remote Villages -- at 30 Below

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 04.08.2015 | Weird News
Alaska Dispatch News

A man was found unharmed after walking nearly 50 miles from the interior Alaska community of Birch Creek to Fort Yukon overnight Monday in subzero temperatures.

Cello on His Back, Dane Johansen Treks Across Spain, Performing Bach Along the Way

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 04.01.2015 | Arts
Alaska Dispatch News

Last summer, cellist Dane Johansen hiked 580 miles across the northern rim of Spain. His plan was to record the Bach Cello Suites in the churches that line the ancient pilgrimage route known as the Camino de Santiago and turn the experience into a documentary.

The Secret To Happiness At Work Might Be Office Exercise

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living

Feeling that midday slump? You may want to skip that third cup of joe and move your feet instead. Two new studies are highlighting the growing bene...

8 Ways Davos Is Urging World Leaders To Ask The Big Questions

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 01.22.2015 | World

As world leaders convene in Davos for the World Economic Forum 2015 this week, they'll be discussing everything from climate change and Ebola to stall...

5 Tips For Running In Sub-Zero Temperatures

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 03.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

The key to running in the extreme cold is to protect yourself, wear the proper clothing and have an exit strategy.

One Stepmom's New Year's Resolution: Interludes in the Woods

Holly Robinson | Posted 03.01.2015 | Women
Holly Robinson

It's easy to be miserable after the holidays. Maybe you created a perfect holiday with your family, and you're grieving now that family and friends are leaving.