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2013-07-24 08:27:21

CHICAGO, July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For A Cause announces Walk The World https://awalkaroundtheworld.org, a new kind of walking vacation that will take place at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, November 14-18, 2013. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130724/PH51800-a )(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130724/PH51800LOGO-b ) Walk The World combines two great experiences into one, a visit to the Walt Disney World Resort and a walking vacation with a...

2013-07-12 23:29:56

Treadmill desks keep employees healthy but what about productivity? A new study published in the journal Obesity proves what TrekDesk Treadmill Desk has been promoting for the past five years. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) July 11, 2013 TrekDesk and treadmill desks in general have generated quite a bit of controversy over the past few years. Speculative objections from critics have decreased significantly as a steady flow of new studies continually illustrate the health benefits of walking while...

2013-07-12 23:23:14

A process that usually take six to eight weeks was expedited, giving athlete running and walking leg in less than three days. Loma Linda, CA (PRWEB) July 11, 2013 Loma Linda University Medical Center’s orthotics and prosthetics team gave Brazilian athlete and 2016 Paralympic hopeful, Marinalva de Almeida, the ability to walk for the first time in over 15 years. The team, led by Michael Davidson and Murray Brandstater, MD, had Marinalva walking just three days after she arrived in Loma...

2013-07-11 12:21:19

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch today announced that the department has produced four new videos aimed at educating children, motorists and parents about pedestrian safety. The videos can be viewed on the department's YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/pennsylvaniaDOT. "Whether you're in a vehicle or a pedestrian walking across the street, we all have equal responsibilities to think of safety first on our roadways," Schoch...

2013-07-11 11:10:59

Music type and tone change walkers' stride, speed even when beat is the same Personal tastes in music have little to do with how we keep time to a tune while walking, according to research published July 10 by Marc Leman and colleagues from Ghent University, Belgium in the open access journal PLOS ONE. Most people synchronize their steps to the beat of their tunes when they listen to music on a walk. In the current study, researchers found that even when excerpts of music had identical...

2013-06-18 23:24:46

Debut eBook from WorkWhileWalking.com is the definitive guide to treadmill desks — the best way for workers to combat sitting disease — what experts call the “new smoking”. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) June 18, 2013 WorkWhileWalking.com, the Web´s leading destination for treadmill desk product reviews and advice, today announced the release of its first eBook, “The Complete Guide to Treadmill Desking.” Featuring content compiled from health experts, treadmill...

2013-06-13 08:28:19

Increased Usage Attributed to Technological Advancements, ADA and Disappearance of "Stigma" of Using Such Devices FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a study published in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) in March 2013 (http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1568518), baby boomers are twice as likely to use an assistive walking device than the generation before them. These individuals, who may have disabilities or simply...

Short Walks After Meals Reduces Diabetes Risk
2013-06-12 12:07:51

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study from the George Washington University claims that one of the quickest ways to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes is simply walking after every meal. A short, 15-minute walk is said to be all it takes to regulate blood sugar in adults with pre-diabetes and keep blood sugar levels down for three hours after meals. And these three short walks after meals were found to be just as effective as a longer,...

2013-06-11 23:15:52

UOL, the largest online Portuguese portal in the world, features the TrekDesk Treadmill Desk. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) June 11, 2013 Obesity and ill health are not the sole domain of the United States. In fact, every developed country in the world today faces an epidemic rise in obesity caused primarily by sedentary work environments. As a result, any potential solution to the problem is receiving interest and scrutiny globally. This past week, UOL Brazil, the number one portal in Latin America...

2013-06-10 12:22:11

WIth help from UPS and Soles4Souls, Kindrunner.com take less profit from running shoe sales for the good of all MILLBURN, N.J., June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The staff of Kindrunner.com is pleased to announce the first socially responsible eCommerce site designed specifically for runners. Kindrunner.com offers socially and environmentally conscious runners the opportunity to be rewarded for their thoughtfulness and kindness. Kindrunner.com's proprietary Free 3 Way Shipping(TM) allows...