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Walking Articles

Distracted Walking a Major Pedestrian Safety Concern -NEW
Each year, more and more people are injured as a result of texting, talking or listening to music while on their cell phones. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly 5,000 pedestrians were killed ..... What can you do                                                                                                           Read on

Healthy Breathing
How you beathe makes a difference in how your walk.
We have 20,000 opportunities a day to be present with our breathing. The first step is awareness of how we breathe.                                                                 Read more     
What Is It About Walking with Poles? -- Walk About Magazine
Cross country skiing is considered one of the most effective activities for burning calories and building cardiovascular fitness. It uses both upper and lower body muscles. What if you can learn a walking technique that can help you achieve similar results to cross country skiing year round, without snow?
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Success in Loosing Weight -- Walk About Magazine
If losing weight is a multibillion dollar industry, and our population is getting fatter, then what is being offered isn’t working. Success in losing weight is  ...
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8-Tips for Making the Most of Your Walking
Check out these 8 tips to make your walking experience enjoyable, productive and safe.
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4-Tips for Improving Your Flexibility
Are you more or less flexible? Do you move with ease? Or, are you feeling stuck or at a 'plateau’ with your flexibility? Experts acknowledge a biological decrease in natural flexibility as a person ages. However, decreases in function can also be attributed to a sedentary lifestyle. The combination of aging with a sedentary lifestyle almost always results in muscle atrophy. I recommend following the axiom “Move it or lose it!”  How does this impact walking?
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Improving Muscular Balance and Flexibility
Walking performance isn’t just a matter of hard training; it should also include attention to nutrition, muscular strength, and  flexibility ....
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Incredible Benefits of Walking
Just think – how many creatures can move about the way we do – walking, jogging, skipping, skating, skiing, dancing, hiking, climbing, rowing, and cycling….endless choices for movement. No other species can, we humans are the only ones. 

A Walk A Day...
The popularity of walking as a fitness activity is growing by leaps and bounds. Low risk and easy to start, walking has proved its health benefits in numerous studies.

Walking in Balance
The most important aspect of walk training or any training program is balance. It is easy to exercise with exuberance, sometimes too much, too far, too fast too soon.  Balance in training is one of the keys to success, whether a recreational walker, an avid fitness walker, or competitive racewalker. Balance is achieved by adhering to basic principles.

Walking and Training in the Heat
With temperatures pushing into the nineties, it is extremely important
to exercise with caution.  Guidelines to avoid the risk of heat stress injury: 

Plan Your Walking Route
Use these guidelines to plan your walking routes for safe and enjoyable walking. 

All About Your Feet
When you think about preparing for an activity do you consider your feet?
If you are like most people, you probably don’t... 

General Articles

Getting Older Day by Day by Nancy Clark MS, RD, CSSD
Like it or not, every one of us is getting older, day by day. As a fitness exerciser or an athlete, you might wonder how aging impacts performance—and what you can do to retain youthful energy. The following information is gathered from a workshop (www.sportsnutritionworkshop.com) offered by Dr. William Evans, an exercise physiologist and expert on aging . . .
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Winter Nutrition: Fueling for Cold Weather Exercise
by Nancy Clark MS, RD, CSSD
    nancyclarkrd.com

How Much Should the Average Adult Exercise Every Day?
from Edward R. Laskowski, M.D.

4-Tps for Improving Your Flexibility
Are you more or less flexible? Do you move with ease? Or, are you feeling stuck or at a 'plateau’ with your flexibility? Experts acknowledge a biological decrease in natural flexibility as a person ages. However, decreases in function can also be attributed to a sedentary lifestyle. The combination of aging with a sedentary lifestyle almost always results in muscle atrophy. I recommend following the axiom “Move it or lose it!”  How does this impact walking?
    Read on

Sports Massage
There are many benefits associated with sports massage. 

Pedestrian Safety
As a driver and as a pedestrian - do your part to make our environment safer for everyone!

I Need More Energy
You’re in the middle of a long workout and wondering how in the world you’re going to muster up enough energy to finish. All exercisers have been there.

Exercise Can Help Control Stress
People who exercise regularly will tell you they feel better. Some will say it’s because chemicals called neurotransmitters, which are produced in the brain, are stimulated during exercise.

Warm Up To Work Out
Suppose you were told that you only had to add an extra five to ten minutes to each of your workouts in order to prevent injury and lessen fatigue. Would you do it? Most people would say yes.

Exercising In The Cold
The biggest concern when exercising in the cold is the risk of hypothermia, or too much heat loss. When you exercise in a cold environment, you must consider one primary factor: How much heat will your body lose during exercise?

Can Exercise Reduce Your Risk of Catching a Cold?
Sir William Osler, the famous Canadian medical doctor, once quipped, “There’s only one way to treat the common cold — with contempt.” And for good reason. The average adult has two to three respiratory?infections each year.

The Best Time to Exercise
Contrary to popular belief, women aren’t the only ones with biological clocks. We all have them, and heed their ticking on a daily basis.

What You Need to Know to Purchase a Treadmill
Data from the National Sporting Goods Association indicates that treadmills have been the number-one-ranked home aerobic equipment for the past three years. If you’ve decided to join the ranks of treadmill owners, there are a number of factors to consider to ensure that you purchase a machine that meets your needs.

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