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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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The Evolution of Walking

Did you know that your feet have 26 bones, 33 articulations, 111 ligaments and over 20 muscles? Your arch has four layers of muscles–an indication that we are designed to be walkers. Learning to walk indicates a child’s progression from infant to toddler. But walking on two legs is uncommon among mammals. A team from the University of Cambridge and Kyoto University in Japan have unveiled why they believe man evolved to walk upright. The team claims […]

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