Tag Archives: Every Body Walk

City Walk: Walking and Depression

‘Walking is the quickest anti-depressant on the market today,’ reports author and psychologist John Arden, PhD. City Walk is a unique six-part series that reveals the way walking is transforming cities across America, and in the process, re-connecting us to our bodies, our civic values and public space. As the show explores the walkability of these communities, viewers will learn about American history by exploring culturally rich neighborhoods, stunning architecture, monuments and beautiful parks that have helped […]

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Walking for Heart Health: Keep the Beat

American Heart Association Heart Walk participants talk about what walking means to them. Find out how the young and the old, even those with medical conditions, have changed their health–and their lives–by integrating walking into their weekly routine. Plus, discover that you don't have to run a marathon to take steps toward a better life. Get more information at: http://www.everybodywalk.org Friend us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/everybodywalk Follow us on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/#!/everybodywalk Get familiar with us on […]

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Washington, D.C.: A City Made For Walking

Washington, D.C.'s neighborhoods have seen a huge resurgence in recent years. According to a 2011 study by Walk Score, Washington is the seventh-most walkable city in the country with 80% of residents living in neighborhoods that are not car dependent. Being able to walk, bike or take public transit to one's destination offers innumerable benefits to the community: it makes for healthier lifestyles, keeps money in the local economy and supports the growth of strong traditional neighborhoods. […]

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What I Like About Walking

There are many reasons people walk. Some walk out of choice, others, out of necessity. Why should you start walking? Walking for 30 minutes each day is one of the best things you can do for your body. But beyond the quantifiable benefits, walking also gives you a great chance to reflect about your life, connect with friends and loved ones, and to get up close and personal with your natural environment. Listen to what pedestrians list […]

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City Walk: Side Effects: Heart Health

Each year in the United States 600,000 people die of heart disease. Keeping your heart healthy can be as simple as adding some movement into your daily routine. Research shows that the benefits of walking for at least 30 minutes a day can help you reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. And as the simplest form of exercise, it's hard to make any excuses not to walk toward a healthier heart. http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/ City Walk is a […]

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Walk With Your Doc: Taking Steps for Health

Meet Dr. Michael Rafael Moreno, better known as "Dr. Mike". In 2008 Dr. Mike launched the program "Walk with Your Doc", which started when he offered to walk with a patient to motivate her to exercise. Find out how his inspirational idea has grown into a thriving community. Get more information at: http://www.everybodywalk.org Friend us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/everybodywalk Follow us on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/#!/everybodywalk Get familiar with us at Pinterest at: http://pinterest.com/everybodywalk/ Join us on Tumblr […]

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Bob Sallis, MD: On Walking

Dr. Bob Sallis has the prescription for a healthier lifestyle: Walk 30 minutes a day, every day. Doing this will do more for your health than anything he can offer in a bottle, he says. By taking Dr. Sallis' tips, patients with diabetes can reduce, or even stop, their medications and avert future complications. Daily walks can also help strengthen the heart, which will help the onset of heart disease, and increase lung capacity, which can help […]

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Arthritis: Walking for Healthy Joints

Meet Mikayla Minning, a teen who raises awareness about Juvenile Arthritis and explains how walking has helped her cope with a life of arthritis. Arthritis is the nation's most common cause of disability. Approximately 50 million men, women and children are doctor-diagnosed with arthritis. Walking strengthens your muscles and helps maintain joint flexibility. For people with arthritis, muscle and joint benefits are important because joints become stiffer and muscles weaken with inactivity. As a weight-bearing exercise, walking […]

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Beach Walking for all Ages

Beachwalking is great exercise – in this video we learn about a group of senior citizens who use the scenic boardwalk in Manhattan Beach, California to stay in shape all year round and practice for ambitious multi-day hikes on nearby Catalina Island. "You can go from town to town and actually see more than on just on a morning walk. The importance of having the long distance is an entirely different experience."

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Did You Know? We’re Eating Less, But Walking Less

The United States walks the least of any industrialized nation. As with many forms of physical activity, walking has been engineered out of many lifestyles. Even though we are eating less compared to our ancestors, our lack of physical activity is offsetting most benefits from a better diet. See how this is having a negative impact on our health.

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