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2014-05-20 12:27:10

Older adults, children most threatened by streets built for speed, not safety CHICAGO, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chicago is among the safest metro areas in the nation for pedestrians, ranking 44(th) out of the 51 largest metro areas, a new report released by the National Complete Streets Coalition, a program of Smart Growth America, said. While many streets across the country are perilous for people walking, hundreds of communities like Chicago are working to make...

2014-05-20 12:20:43

Older adults, children most threatened by streets built for speed, not safety WASHINGTON, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 47,000 people were killed while walking in the U.S. between 2003 and 2012, at a rate that has been rising in the last few years. The majority of those deaths likely could have been prevented with safer street design, according to a new report released today by the National Complete Streets Coalition, a program of Smart Growth America, in conjunction with...

2014-05-15 23:11:32

Health Benefits Of Walking Outside Everyday Instead Of Driving, a new report on the website Vkool.com uncovers amazing physical and mental benefits of walking on health. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 Health Benefits Of Walking Outside Everyday Instead Of Driving, a new report created by Audrey William on the site Vkool.com shows amazing physical and mental benefits of walking outside everyday. At the beginning of this report, people will discover some reasons to walk such as:...

2014-05-08 23:14:08

The Astoria office of Hands-On Physical Therapy will be participating in the Crutches 4 Kids drive. You can come by the office and donate crutches to children in need around the world. Astoria, NY (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 The Hands-On Physical Therapy Astoria office is proud to have been selected to be part of the inaugural Crutches 4 Kids crutch drive May 12th to May 18th 2014. Crutches 4 Kids donates gently used pairs of crutches to kids in impoverished communities around the world,...

Free-flowing Thought More Likely While Taking A Walk
2014-04-25 03:43:10

American Psychological Association When the task at hand requires some imagination, taking a walk may lead to more creative thinking than sitting, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. "Many people anecdotally claim they do their best thinking when walking," said Marily Oppezzo, PhD, of Santa Clara University. "With this study, we finally may be taking a step or two toward discovering why." While at Stanford University's Graduate School of...

2014-04-16 23:15:15

Attorney Steven M. Recht of the Recht Law Offices weighs in on a report indicating the number of pedestrian accidents declined in West Virginia in 2013, compared to the previous couple of years. Weirton, WV (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Commenting on a news report revealing pedestrian fatalities decreased in 2013 compared to the prior few years, West Virginia auto accident attorney Steven M. Recht of the Recht Law Offices said today that drivers across the state need to remain vigilant when...

2014-04-15 23:08:47

Pioneering walking aid designed to provide enhanced mobility, independence and style, fueled by founders’ personal family experience. Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Since World War II, technology has changed the world. From the evolution of computers to the Internet, smartphones and more, most product categories have seen drastic changes over the past half a century. Yet one product category that has seen minimal innovation is personal walkers. That's about to change. Spurred...

2014-04-03 11:35:16

Young adults who run or participate in other cardio fitness activities may preserve their memory and thinking skills in middle age, according to a new study published in the April 2, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Middle age was defined as ages 43 to 55. "Many studies show the benefits to the brain of good heart health," said study author David R. Jacobs, Jr, PhD, with the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. "This is one...

2014-03-27 23:27:19

ChiWalking, the best-selling fitness walking book, is now an iPhone App to help you combine fitness, fun and fat-burning. Asheville, NC (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 ChiWalking is pleased to announce the release of its newest product, the ChiWalking® app for iPhone. ChiWalking, created by ChiRunning® founder Danny Dreyer, is extending its reach by going mobile, offering walkers their own “personal ChiWalking coach.” This innovative app helps users get and stay active by improving...

2014-03-26 23:01:44

Inactivity and obesity rates are at critical levels in the United States. Educators across the country are no longer willing to take this sitting down. Detroit, MI (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 It is no secret that childhood/teen obesity and inactivity rates are at critical levels in our country. Many educators, hamstrung with budgeting and scheduling limitations that severely limit a student’s opportunity for movement during the day, are at a loss. Worse yet, many students and parents are...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.