• That’s One for Minimalism

    Minimalist runners have long believed that modern footwear is unduly constrictive and keeps our feet and ankles from properly developing, and now there’s a study that minimalist (i.e. flexible) footwear is preferable in those just learning to walk.

  • Don’t Text and Walk!

    You are not going to believe this. (OK, maybe you will.) More than 1,500 pedestrians received ER care for injuries sustained while texting or talking on cell phones in 2010. That number has more than doubled since 2005. Fort Lee, New Jersey has cracked down on texting jaywalkers after 74 car-pedestrian crashes in 2011 and three pedestrians killed in the first half of 2012.

  • Feeling Stressed? Get Outside!


    Think about the time you spend indoors versus the time spent outdoors. If you’re like most Americans, you probably spend much more time inside an artificial environment working, cleaning, caring for the household, in transit, watching TV, or surfing the Internet.

  • Walk Your Way To Improved Health

    It’s an epidemic, and the media is calling it “Sedentary Death Syndrome.” There is an obvious solution to the condition, according to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and other federal and non-governmental agencies; the prescription is physical activity.

    A few steps a day can result in significant advances in overall health.
    By Cara Lucas
  • Walk Off That Sugar

    Couch potatoes take note, especially those with type-2 diabetes—exercise may be the best way to manage your blood sugar. So what’s new about that? Anyone diagnosed with diabetes knows (or at least has been told) to lose weight, watch what they eat, quit smoking, and get regular exercise. But those same people will tell you how hard it is to make all those changes simultaneously.