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2013-05-29 23:27:44

Push to Walk, a non-profit organization to benefit people with spinal cord injuries and other forms of paralysis, will hold its 2nd Annual Summer Boot Camp during July 2013. Riverdale, NJ (PRWEB) May 29, 2013 Beginning July 14 through July 20, Push to Walk will hold its Summer Boot Camp for its second consecutive year. The camp was envisioned as a way to encourage the non-profit´s current, past, and prospective clients to make connections and learn from one another. The week will...

Terrain Played Evolutionary Role To Upright Walking In Humans
2013-05-24 13:22:24

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Archaeologists from the University of York have challenged evolutionary theories about why our ancestors began walking upright. Publishing research in the journal Antiquity, the team wrote that our upright gait may have begun in the rugged landscape of East and South Africa, which was a terrain shaped by volcanoes and shifting tectonic plates. "Our research shows that bipedalism may have developed as a response to the terrain,...

Evolution Of Hips Simpler Than Suspected
2013-05-15 12:04:37

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The evolutionary path from the bone structure of the fish to the complex, weight-bearing hips of walking animals was a much simpler process than previously thought, according to a new study. About 395 million years ago, the first tetrapods, or four-legged animals, stepped onto land. This transition was accomplished using strong, weight-bearing hipbones and a connection through the spine via the ilium. These features were not present...

2013-04-26 23:00:14

Swifto, a marketplace for dog walking that connects dog owners with highly vetted and screened walkers, brings a technology oriented approach to disrupt an exceptionally traditional market. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 26, 2013 Swifto takes dog walking as a service a step further by controlling the entire user experience from end-to-end, providing clients with the ability to view the route of their walker on a live map through an internal GPS tracking mobile application, and automating their...

2013-04-23 23:03:42

Walking On A Cloud´s Spring Sale promotes great fashion with exceptional comfort. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) April 23, 2013 Walking On A Cloud´s Spring Sale is on! The leading comfort footwear retailer has marked down hundreds of fashionable styles, featuring unique comfort technologies to make all-day walking look and feel great. Spring and summer staples from Clarks and Rockport in this season´s collections make it easy to go from daywear to nighttime, from the office to outdoor...

2013-04-23 23:02:03

The Walking On A Cloud Spring Sale promotes great fashion with exceptional comfort. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) April 23, 2013 The Spring Sale is on! Walking On A Cloud — a leading Canadian footwear retailer for over 50 years — has marked down fashionable styles with unique comfort features to get in gear for all-day walking comfort this spring and summer. Clarks and Rockport present spring and summer staples in this season´s collections to go from daywear to nighttime, from the...

2013-04-22 23:04:24

The New Website Demonstrates the Advantages of the “Grip-N-Assist” Gait Belt with Handles, Showing How the Belt Solves the Leading Cause of Injury to Seniors Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 22, 2013 Left Coast Sports Innovation llc. enhanced its website, http://www.grip-n-assist.com allowing consumers to purchase the gait belts online, view videos about the products, and receive answers to frequently asked questions. There are 3 different models based on size, the most popular...

Walking Is As Good As Running For Heart Health
2013-04-05 11:14:08

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study out this week from the American Heart Association has found that a nice, brisk walk can be just as heart healthy as running. The results of this study could be good news for those who dislike running or have a disability which keeps them from running. Though walking may have some of the same benefits as running, walkers will have to spend more time on the road than runners to see similar results. This study is the...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'