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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 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...

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...

2013-06-03 23:01:52

Walking inn to inn is a unique and healthy way to experience interesting coastal hamlets and unparalleled nature. Inn To End takes care of the details this Summer and Fall 2013. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 03, 2013 Walking and Trekking place to place has long been a pastime for many Europeans. It is embedded in their culture. Germans and Brits enjoy getting out the walking sticks and ambling in nature with friends and family whenever possible. The most popular and established Inn to inn...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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