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2011-03-28 13:30:00

LONDON/>, March 28, 2011/> /PRNewswire/ -- VIVOBAREFOOT (http://www.vivobarefoot.com), the original barefoot shoe company, has teamed up with biomechanics expert Lee Saxby/> to create the definitive guide to injury free running and walking. Cutting through the myths and misinformation, PROPRIOCEPTION: Making sense of Barefoot Running, http://trainingclinic.vivobarefoot.com/ delivers a free step-by-step guide to reducing injury, improving performance and reawakening the innate skill...

2011-03-15 00:00:29

By picking up walking speed early on, seniors can greatly enhance the benefits of walking "“ including improving their chances of living longer. However, podiatrists and other foot care experts point out that proper footwear and taking care of feet is essential to a successful walking regimen. Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) March 14, 2011 As part of a regular exercise regimen, it's long been known that walking enables older Americans to stay fit longer and increase their physical stamina. An...

2011-02-02 12:54:23

Researchers report that an arctic relative of the grouse has evolved to cope with its extreme environment by moving efficiently at high speeds or when carrying winter weight. This discovery is of relevance to welfare in the poultry industry where birds are bred to be heavier. Ultimately better understanding the physiology of a natural animal model of extreme weight gain could one day lead to improving the welfare and meat yield of domesticated breeds and so contribute to preventing a future...

2011-01-05 13:09:34

In an analysis that included data from 9 studies, having higher measures of walking speed among older adults was associated with increased length of survival, according to a study in the January 5 issue of JAMA. "Remaining years of life vary widely in older adults, and physicians should consider life expectancy when assessing goals of care and treatment plans. However, life expectancy based on age and sex alone provides limited information because survival is also influenced by health and...

2011-01-05 09:02:06

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Walking fast may do more than just help you get somewhere quickly. A new study reveals those who have faster walking speeds live longer lives. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh analyzed data on more than 34,000 adults who were 65 years of age or older. They measured gait speed for each participant using distance in meters and time in seconds. Results showed walking speed was associated with differences in survival, especially among those who were older than...

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2010-12-08 08:53:17

Flying insects' altitude control mechanisms are the focus of research being conducted in a Caltech laboratory under an Air Force Office of Scientific Research grant that may lead to technology that controls altitude in a variety of aircraft for the Air Force. "This work investigates sensory-motor feedback mechanisms in the insect brain that could inspire new approaches to flight stabilization and navigation in future insect-sized vehicles for the military," said Dr. Willard Larkin, AFOSR...

2010-10-06 05:00:00

Thousands of Events in US Will Recognize the Role Walking and Bicycling to School Can Play in Student Health and Safety CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, thousands of students, parents and communities representing more than 3,200 schools across America are celebrating the simple act of walking and bicycling to school. It's International Walk to School Day! Now in its 13th year, this one-day event in the U.S. is a part of an international effort in more than...

2010-10-05 08:17:00

International Walk to School Day Activities Mark 11 Years of FedEx Support of Safe Kids Worldwide WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Grants totaling $400,000 will be awarded by Safe Kids Worldwide to participants this October for its pedestrian safety program called Safe Kids Walk This Way, now in its eleventh year. Program sponsor FedEx will provide the grant funding for local environmental improvements and recognition of International Walk to School Day. "Improved...

2010-09-02 11:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Parents everywhere have wistful memories of it. Often uphill. Usually both ways. Now, the makers of Green Works® Naturally Derived Cleaners are teaming up with the National Center for Safe Routes to School to encourage parents to join their kids in this definitive childhood moment. Walking to school. October is International Walk to School Month. During the month of October, elementary and middle school students and their...

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2010-07-22 09:05:48

Sometimes divers, to their own painful dismay, do belly flops. But did you ever see a frog belly flop? That's just what primitive living frogs do, according to a new study by Dr. Richard Essner, from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in the US, and colleagues, looking at the evolution of frog jumping and landing. They found that frogs became proficient at jumping before they perfected landing. This evolutionary split, characterized by an inability to rapidly rotate the limbs forward...


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Microraptor
2012-03-21 23:43:50

Microraptor, meaning “small thief,” is a genus of dromaeosaurid dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous Period (120 million years ago). This small, four-winged animal was first discovered in the Jiufotang Formation in Liaoning, China, with more than two dozen specimens unearthed. There are two known species of Microraptor. The type species, M. zhaoianus, has been hotly debated for years. It was initially placed in the genus Archaeoraptor before a more accurate description placed it in the...

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2007-10-24 12:34:20

The Giant Pangolin (Manis gigantea), is a species of pangolin. The Giant Pangolin inhabits Africa with a range stretching along the Equator from West Africa to Uganda. It is found mainly in savanna, rainforest, and forest, where there is a large termite population and available water. It does not inhabit high altitude areas. The Giant Pangolin is the largest species of pangolin (scaly anteaters). It belongs to the Manidae family. It was first described by Johann Karl Wilhelm Illiger in 1815....

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2005-09-09 07:46:52

The Water strider, (also known as: Skater, Pond Skater, Jesus Bug, Water Skeeter, water scooter, water skater, and Skimmer) is any of a number of predatory insects in the family Gerridae that rely on the surface tension of water to walk on top of it. They live on the surface of ponds, slow streams, marshes, and other quiet waters and can move very quickly (up to 1 m/s) over the surface of water. Aquarius remigis (formerly known as Gerris remigis) is one of the species in Gerridae known as...

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Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.