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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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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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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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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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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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Walk for Health

The classic phrase "Walking is man's best medicine," is even more timely today. This is particularly true in industrialized societies where people rather drive than walk. Regular walking improves general health and longevity, reduces the risk of coronary disease, helps lower blood pressure, increases bone density and reduces cholesterol. Best of all, walking is free!

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Walk The Talk: Therapy in Motion

Meet Clay Cockrell, a New York social worker and founder of Walk & Talk Therapy, who calls Central Park his main office. He is part of a group of mental health practitioners who are combining physical activity and talk therapy with great results. Learn how this combination of fresh talk and fresh air is proving to be both convenient and successful. Get more information at: http://www.everybodywalk.org Friend us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/everybodywalk Follow us on Twitter at: […]

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