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Walking Benefits

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 ...

10 Reasons You Should Try Walking for Transportation

Amy Arndt | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Amy Arndt

I've never been a huge fan of exercise. I figured if I did something extreme, like selling my car, I could reduce my carbon footprint while getting healthy and saving money. In 2013, I channeled my inner Forrest Gump and logged over 500 miles. Here are 10 reasons I'm hooked.

Hemingway, Thoreau, Jefferson and the Virtues of a Good Long Walk

Arianna Huffington | Posted 10.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

Solvitur ambulando -- "it is solved by walking." This phrase refers to the 4th century Greek philosopher Diogenes's response to the question of whether motion is real -- he got up and walked. "It is solved by walking." As it turns out, there are many other problems to which walking is the solution. For instance: In our culture of overwork, burnout, and exhaustion, how do we tap into our creativity, our wisdom, our capacity for wonder, our well-being and our ability to connect with what we really value? Solvitur ambulando. By walking we move through the world not just physically, but also spiritually. Often by "taking a walk" we mean that we're not walking to get anywhere in particular. But even when we are walking toward a destination, when we're walking to connect two places, the in-between -- the space, the interval -- can be more important.

Is Walking As Beneficial As Running?

Posted 06.06.2013 | Healthy Living

By Katie-Koerner There are many reasons why people start running: to stay slim, boost energy or snag that treadmill next to our longtime gym crus...

Huffpost Workouts: These Tunes Were Made For Walking

Lily Avnet | Posted 06.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Lily Avnet

I amble to work accompanied by sounds that both excite and sympathize because, let's face it, sometimes you want the soundtrack of your day to seem profound and other times you just need to know it will get better.

5 Ways Walking Helps To Relieve Stress

Posted 04.03.2013 | Healthy Living

We know that walking can burn calories, ward off obesity and reduce the risk of heart disease -- but your afternoon stroll might also have significant...

DYK: How Much Exercise?

Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S. | Posted 08.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S.

Many people aren't even aware of how little they move in the course of a day. Our lives have become very simplified by technology. Consequently, it is absolutely essential that you become more aware of your daily activity.

Step By Step: How To Walk Your Way To Better Health

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 04.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

Gasoline is expensive, money is tight, and obesity in America is at record levels -- three good reasons to make the spring of 2012 the time to get serious about walking.

The Spiritual And Emotional Benefits Of Walking

Beverley Golden | Posted 07.19.2011 | Healthy Living
Beverley Golden

I've discovered that walking, in a purposeful and conscious way, is the walking that has the most magical of all benefits, because it connects you to a higher spiritual place, a source of unlimited possibilities.