“The health benefits of walking are so overwhelming that to deny access to that is a violation of fundamental human rights,” declared Dr. Robert D. Bullard, father of the environmental justice movement in a keynote speech at the National Walking Summit in Washington, D.C. “All communities should have a right to a safe, sustainable, healthy, just, walkable community.” We found inspiring stories from places across the U.S. where people got things started in communities not so different from where you live.
We are in the midst of a walking renaissance as millions of people discover a daily stroll can prevent disease, boost energy, ease stress, connect us with our communities, and is just plain fun. The number of us who regularly take a walk has risen six percent in the last decade. Oklahoma City is taking part to improve life for people who walk — and reaping big benefits.
A major new study found that lack of physical activity is twice as deadly for us as obesity. But as little as 30 minutes of walking a day cuts the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease in half, lowers the likelihood of diabetes by 60 percent, limits colon cancer by 31 percent for women and reduces risk of dementia, heart disease, depression, osteoporosis, glaucoma and catching a cold. This prompted U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy to issue a call for Americans to walk more.
Surgeon General Vivek Murthy's recent Call to Action made it clear that walking is the best way for most people to stay healthy and fit. Here’s how to do it more often and make it more enjoyable.
How my practices of meditation, praying and walking centers my soul, days and my life.
More information about Wide Angle Vision and its uses. An exercise in slow walking and connecting with your environment. Pausing as you walk and surrendering to the moment.
How my walking practice helps me in so many ways.
Biking and walking to work have significant health benefits, according to a new study. Pedestrians and cyclists have lower risk of diabetes and high blood pressure, and tend not to be overweight.
Technology similar to that used for tracking street use may be used to track pedestrians and keep them safe.
The United States has one of the lowest rates of active transportation in the world, leading to poor cardiovascular health and other diseases.
American leaders are planning to launch a national summit recognizing the benefits of walking for health.
The American Heart Association aims to get people moving by organizing a National Walking Day. Follow some of these easy suggestions to participate in National Walking Day.
Most Americans use vehicles to travel less than three miles, a distance that can easily be walked. Choosing active transportation over vehicles can improve your health, decrease your spending and minimize all that time you spend at stop lights.
A Danish study has found that concentration improves among students who bicycle or walk to school.
Watching TV or sitting may take time off of your life expectancy, according to an Australian study.
Walking School Buses make a big impact by improving health, building community and filling in where school budgets fall short.
Walking to school promotes healthy living among young people.
Cam enjoys a magical walk through a winter wonderland while cutting and hauling firewood.
Submit your best photos of biking and walking for a chance to win a free, 10-day bike trip to Italy!
It is hard to believe but after more than 20 years of successful federal investment in biking and walking facilities, Congressional leaders are poised to eliminate dedicated funding for biking and walking.
Are you up to the 2 Mile Challenge? Sign up and help replace 100,000 car trips with healthy, pollution-free bicycle travel!
Susie Stephens' memorial now grows in the city of her tragic death.
Show your thanks for bicycle and pedestrian advocacy leaders by nominating someone you know for a national Advocacy Award.
Ian Klepetar has been living out of a tent — and building a business empire that benefits bicyclists.
The bike-ped movement is growing; meet one of the newest leaders advocating for pedestrians.
World Car Free Day is an annual international event to raise awareness about alternative transportation. Every Sept. 22, cities and towns around the globe recognize the negative impacts of car pollution and encourage walking or biking as ways to save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Shorter length and smaller kid friendly hand loop makes it easier for children to handle their four-legged friends