Tag Archives: Walking

  • October 13, 2015

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    A Long Walk or a Short Stair Climb?

    In the broadest terms, there is no wrong selection here, since both walking — even a few hundred steps — and climbing the stairs are better for your health than avoiding physical activity altogether.


    But if you want to get picky ab

  • September 29, 2015

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    It’s My Nervous System That’s Lazy

    The human nervous system ensures that the body reserves its energy and expends as few calories as possible with every movement. Now, a new study reports that the nervous system performs this

  • August 11, 2015

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    Choosing the Right Running Shoes

    Many runners may be wearing the wrong shoes for their particular stride or the right shoes that were chosen for the wrong reasons, according to a new scientific review about running shoes and injury risks.


    The study helpfully concludes

  • August 7, 2015

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    Walking vs. Elliptical Machine?

    This is a perennially popular issue. I answered a similar question last year, but there is more science wor

  • August 4, 2015

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    How Walking in Nature Changes the Brain

    A walk in the park may soothe the mind and, in the process, change the workings of our brains in ways that improve our mental health, according to an interesting new study of the physical effects on the brain of visiting nature.


    Most o

  • June 23, 2015

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    Take A Hike To Do Your Heart And Spirit Good

    Fryman Canyon is one of those special places in the city of Los Angeles — a bit of country and canyon nestled just off the crest of Mulholland Drive, with gorgeous views of the valley and mountains.

    It's favored by the canine set — my two dogs love it here — and on any given mor

  • June 23, 2015

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    Forget the Treadmill. Get a Dog.

    If you’re looking for the latest in home exercise equipment, you may want to consider something with four legs and a wagging tail.


    Several studies now show that dogs can be powerful motivators to get people moving. Not only are dog o

  • June 16, 2015

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    Take A Swing At This: Golf Is Exercise, Cart Or No Cart

    When we asked adults who play sports which one they play the most, golf topped the list. That's right: Our poll finds that a day on the links beat out soccer, softball and tennis.

    (NPR. Photo Credit

  • January 23, 2015

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    The Benefits of a Lunch Hour Walk

    NYTimes. To combat afternoon slumps in enthusiasm and focus, take a walk during the lunch hour.

    A new study finds that even gentle lunchtime strolls can perceptibly — and immediately — buoy people’s moods and ability to handle stress at work.

    It is not news, of co