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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...

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 —...

Health Benefits From Leaving The Car At Home
2012-06-27 12:22:49

A new study confirms that doing short journeys on foot rather than taking the car or motorbike would avoid the death of 108 men and 79 women a year in Catalonia alone. This would imply annual savings of more than 200 million euros. Researchers from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Barcelona Public Health Agency (ASPB), headed by Catherine Pérez from the Healthcare Information Systems Service, have estimated the yearly economic benefits from a reduction in death...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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