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2012-10-03 23:02:16

Two million deaths every year are attributed to physical inactivity. JustWalkers´ Bryan Mercer discusses what you can do to stay active as you age. Ashton, MD (PRWEB) October 02, 2012 A recent report by the World Health Organization warned that “a sedentary lifestyle could very well be among the 10 leading causes of death and disability in the world.” They estimate that two million people die every year due to physical inactivity. Inactivity doubles the risk of...

2012-10-01 06:25:59

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, Oct. 3, thousands of students, parents and communities representing more than 3,300 schools across the United Sates will walk and bicycle to school to celebrate International Walk to School Day. This one-day event is part of an international effort to encourage more families to get out of their cars and on to their feet to enjoy the many benefits of safely walking and bicycling to school. "Walk to...

2012-09-27 14:20:06

Older New Yorkers Increasingly Opting to Walk, More Can be Done to Improve Safety for Growing Population Statement by Will Stoner Associate State Director, Livable Communities, AARP New York NEW YORK, Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pedestrian and bicyclist safety is a crucial issue to AARP, across the nation and here in New York. We are alarmed at the increase of traffic fatalities reported in the newly released Management Report from Mayor Michael Bloomberg's office. New...

2012-09-08 23:00:06

Walk for Fitness — QUENTIQ Public Challenge The 10th September 2012 QUENTIQ will launch a new public challenge for all walking enthusiasts called “Walk for Fitness“. The challenge will run until 10th October 2012. This public challenge is open to all existing http://www.QUENTIQ.com users as well as for all new users. The ranking will be done based on the most walked distance. Worldwide (PRWEB) September 07, 2012 Walk for Fitness — Public Challenge The 10th September...

2012-08-28 02:24:32

SEATTLE, Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- OnlineShoes.com is getting outside with the help of four very active bloggers, and giving away free shoes during the "We pick the shoe. Bloggers set the style. You pick the winner." Contest.Popular lifestyle bloggers were chosen to share stories and product reviews on featured pairs of minimalist shoes from outdoorsy lifestyle brand, Merrell. OnlineShoes.com will host the contest from Monday, August 27 to Friday, September 7, 2012. (Photo:...

More Adults Choose Walking For Better Health
2012-08-08 09:35:20

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It´s confirmed: walking is back in style. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently revealed that six in 10 adults get their daily dose of exercise with walking. However, less than half of the adults are meeting the minimum amount of physical activity to boost their health. In particular, the Vital Signs report stated that sixty two percent of adults walked at least once for 10 minutes or more during a...

2012-08-07 06:25:05

Less than half get enough physical activity to improve their health ATLANTA, Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sixty-two percent of adults say they walked for at least once for 10 minutes or more in the previous week in 2010, compared to 56 percent in 2005, according to a new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, less than half (48 percent) of all adults get enough physical activity to improve their health, according to data...

Hey You! Look Up! Distracted Walking A Growing Concern
2012-07-31 06:26:11

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Talking on a phone and walking at the same time. Texting while not looking forward. Listening to music and playing a video game simultaneously. These are just a few examples of distracted walking. According to government officials and safety experts, distracted walking is a growing issue. The Associated Press recently reported that the number of injuries related to distracted walking has more than quadrupled over the past seven...

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2012-07-06 21:43:10

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Robots are receiving a new pair of legs that are the most accurate to the human walking gait so far. Researchers have developed a set of robotic legs that they believe are the first to fully model walking in a biologically accurate manner. Reporting in the Journal of Neural Engineering, the team said they built the neural architecture, musculoskeletal architecture and sensory feedback that humans have into the robot legs. They...

2012-07-04 23:02:31

The Active Travel programme has now made it even easier to walk or cycle to the London 2012 Games, with the introduction of new maps, guides walks and cycles, and cycling services and facilities. (PRWEB) July 04, 2012 The Active Travel programme has now made it even easier to walk or cycle to the London 2012 Games, with the introduction of new maps, guides walks and cycles, and cycling services and facilities. The new services and resources include: Cycle parking at every venue —...