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  Walking - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Walking is the main form of animal locomotion on land, distinguished from running and crawling.
Walking is generally distinguished from running in that only one foot at a time leaves contact with the ground: for humans and other bipeds running begins when both feet are off the ground with each step.
In some countries walking as a hobby is known as hiking (the typical North American term), rambling (a somewhat dated British expression, but remaining in use because it is enshrined in the title of the important Ramblers' Association), or tramping (the invariable term in New Zealand).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Walking   (853 words)

 WIN - Publication - Walking: A Step in the Right Direction
Walking is one of the easiest ways to be physically active.
Your walking partner(s) should be able to walk with you on the same schedule and at the same speed.
Walk in the daytime or at night in well-lighted areas.
win.niddk.nih.gov /publications/walking.htm   (868 words)

 TIME Medicine & Prevention, How to Stay Healthy in 2002
Walking briskly for at least half an hour not only consumes a couple of hundred calories, but it also boosts your metabolic rate for the rest of the day, giving you a better chance of winning the battle of the bulge.
Walking is a great way to lose body fat, though most people find they have to do it for at least an hour a day in order to lose weight.
Others shoehorn walking into their day by making minor adjustments in their daily routines, such as parking the car a few blocks away from the grocery store, taking the stairs instead of the escalator or prodding officemates to break for a walk rather than for a cup of coffee.
www.time.com /time/covers/1101020121/walking.html   (1708 words)

 Welcome to Walking.org
Walking is an injury-free way for the over 50s to keep fit, and fit kids are fitter when all the family walks together.
Since the success of her first book The Walking Diet, she has been featured more than 200 times in the press, on radio and on television.
She believes that walking is the best exercise because it’s accessible to just about anyone - and anyone can begin getting fit and healthy simply by walking out of their own front door.
www.walking.org   (189 words)

 Walking School Bus
A walking school bus is a group of children walking to school with one or more adults.
It can be as informal as two families taking turns walking their children to school to as structured as a route with meeting points, a timetable and a regularly rotated schedule of trained volunteers.
A variation on the walking school bus is the bicycle train, in which adults supervise children riding their bikes to school.
www.walkingschoolbus.org   (556 words)

 Walking - the Best Exercise   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It has been found that walking is one of the best forms of exercise because it contributes so many benefits to the human body without risking injury or stressing it.
Walking is the perfect complement to a sensible diet to lose weight and keep it off.
Walking is even a central element of medical rehabilitation.
www.aboutwalking.50megs.com   (370 words)

 walking101 - Walking for Wellness
Stretching Before Walking Stretching before and after any type of exercise is an important step in the prevention of injuries.
Walking Tips for Seniors Walking may be the best fitness activity for many seniors given the relatively low physical risks and the enormous long-term health benefits.
Walking Injuries and Prevention Sports health for walkers common foot, knee and leg problems including shin splints, blisters, chafing, foot health, walking in hot and cold weather.
www.walking101.com   (517 words)

Walking is one of the easiest, most enjoyable, and most profitable forms of exercise.
In a recent poll 70% of walkers surveryed stated a desire to train for and participate in a marathon or distance walking event.
When walking on a cambered road avoid stress on joints by walking out and back on the same side of the road.
www.thewalkingsite.com   (358 words)

 Walk Hebrides - walking in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.
Walk Hebrides - walking in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.
The beauty of a walking holiday in the Hebrides is the variety of walks available right there on your doorstep, in one of the last true wilderness areas left in the UK today.
Choose from gentle walks on the hundreds of miles of white sandy beaches, to treks through the high rugged hills of Harris for stunning panoramas that take in both lochs and offshore islands.
www.walkhebrides.com   (334 words)

 Walking - Henry David Thoreau - Free Online Library
But the walking of which I speak has nothing in it akin to taking exercise, as it is called, as the sick take medicine at stated hours--as the Swinging of dumb-bells or chairs; but is itself the enterprise and adventure of the day.
We would fain take that walk, never yet taken by us through this actual world, which is perfectly symbolical of the path which we love to travel in the interior and ideal world; and sometimes, no doubt, we find it difficult to choose our direction, because it does not yet exist distinctly in our idea.
We walked in so pure and bright a light, gilding the withered grass and leaves, so softly and serenely bright, I thought I had never bathed in such a golden flood, without a ripple or a murmur to it.
thoreau.thefreelibrary.com /Walking   (9264 words)

 ::Cardiovascular - WALKING::
Walking is a great cardiovascular exercise and is often preferable because of its simplicity, low risk of injury, and adaptability to busy schedules.
Begin each session by walking at a low intensity for 5-10 minutes (warm-up) and then stretch your calves, quadriceps, hamstrings, hips, and low back muscles (refer to the WF Flexibility Training component for the principles and techniques of stretching).
That is, when beginning a walking program, be more concerned with increasing the number of minutes of the exercise session before you increase the intensity, by increasing your speed or walking hilly terrain.
www.womenfitness.net /programs/cardio/wlk.htm   (340 words)

 Thoreau - Walking - Webtext
They who never go to the holy land in their walks, as they pretend, are indeed mere idlers and vagabonds, but they who do go there are saunterers in the good sense, such as I mean.
But the walking of which I speak has nothing in it akin to taking exercise, as it is called, as the sick take medicine at stated hours—as the swinging of dumb-bells or chairs; but is itself the enterprise and adventure of the day.
There is in fact a sort of harmony discoverable between the capabilities of the landscape within a circle of ten miles’ radius, or the limits of an afternoon walk, and the three-score-years and ten of human life.
www.vcu.edu /engweb/transcendentalism/authors/thoreau/walking   (11367 words)

 Walking holidays, Walking and hiking holidays in Wales, Walking and hiking holidays in UK, Britain, England, Scotland ...
It is an unforgettable experience walking along cliff tops, enjoying the wild and spectacular coastal scenery ~ spring flowers carpeting the cliffs, beaches, fishing villages and offshore islands with their wealth of marine and bird life.
The Snowdonia Trail is an outstanding walking holiday of approximately 140mls (220km), for the connoisseur of unspoilt mountain scenery.
This walk has the precedent of being an ancient route, tracing the spiritual journey taken in early centuries by pilgrims from Bangor to Aberdaron and crossing to Bardsey island, the mystical Isle of a 1000 Saints, reputedly the burial place of many early Christian saints.
www.celtrail.com   (2079 words)

 The Walking Bus website - Welcome   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The walking bus is the latest safe, fun and healthy way to travel to and from school.
The children walk to school in a group along a set route picking up additional 'passengers' at specific 'bus-stops' along the way.
A walking bus at your school could be set up to match the availability of the volunteers.
www.walkingbus.com   (214 words)

Walking is an important part of any weight management or weight loss plan -- a way to burn away unwanted pounds.
Walk to boost your strength and help control the effects of aging on bones and muscles.
Walking can be a part of everyday life for overall health.
www.aarp.org /health/fitness/walking   (452 words)

 Hiking Vacations and Walking Adventures - Cross Country International, Corp.
You will walk each day from 5 to 14 miles depending on the trip you choose; gentle exercise or more challenging hiking, gives you a great feeling of accomplishment at the end of your day.
Our walking vacations are comprised of solo adventurers, friends, family, college roommates, and walkers who met on a trip the year before.
Walking Vacation online, click here, or give our friendly staff a call at (800) 828-8768, or consult with your travel agent.
www.walkingvacations.com   (424 words)

 Walks & Walking-Routes : A directory of UK online walks, walking directions, walking routes, route maps etc
walking in berkshire walking in Snowdonia walking in peak district
On this page you will find 100's of links to UK web pages which detail 1000's of on-line walking routes, hiking trails, route directions, route maps etc. Some may be associated with a particular theme, e.g.
dog walks, pub walks, river walks, city walks, railway walks, canal walks, IVV walks, circular walks etc. The numbers in parenthesis, after each county or area name, indicate the number of links within that area.
myweb.tiscali.co.uk /walkingroutes   (244 words)

 Walking and Hiking Northumberland Northumbria England UK GB (page 19)
Many suggested walks are included in the wide range of books available from the Northumberland On-Line Gift Shop.
You are welcome to come enjoy walking in Northumberland but please always follow the Country Code.
You are very welcome to enjoy walking along these paths through the hills, forests, farmland and river valleys of our beautiful County.
www.northumberland.gov.uk /vg/walk.html   (545 words)

 Open Directory - Sports: Walking
Walking at Active.com - Walking races, events, and training for race walking and walking for fitness.
Walking on Skopelos - Guided walking tours of Skopelos, a Greek island in the Northern Sporades are organised and run by Heather.
Warawick University Mountain Walking Club - Descriptions of a variety of walks in Wales, the Lake District (Britain), and Scotland.
dmoz.org /Sports/Walking   (893 words)

 Walking Connection - Walking and Hiking, Walking Tours, Hiking Vacations and Walking Gear
If the sidewalks are impassable and you have to walk in the street, walk against traffic and as close to the curb as you can.
The Walking Connection Shop offers a wide variety of walking and hiking apparel, featuring UV protective clothing by Solar Eclipse, and a complete line of fitness walking items powered by our affiliate partner, ExOfficio.
We are now the official walking content partner of the Active.com network, an affiliate partner with the Walkers Warehouse and long-time associates of Canadian Mountain Holidays, Wildlife Safari and most recently Costa Rica Expeditions.
www.walkingconnection.com   (1105 words)

 Walking Tall (2004)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
"Walking Tall" though great fun to watch, and capably produced and directed also punctuates that The Rock needs to work on more edgy and quality projects.
This is not a retelling of the Bufford Pussor story, although it's original screen writer, Mort Bristein, is acknowledged.
This "Walking Tall" by David Klass, Channing Gibson, David Levien, and Brian Koppelman tells the story of returning Special Forces war hero Chris Vaughn (The Rock), who comes home to a small town outside Seattle.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0351977   (637 words)

 UK Walking
Walks of every sort, categorised for ease of use, within 10 miles of Braithwaite, the gateway to the north-western fells in the English Lake District.
A collection of pleasant walks in the north west of england, with observations on the countryside.
Most of the walks are in the north of England, and are around about 6 to 8 miles in length.
h.webring.com /hub?ring=ukwalk   (2171 words)

 Get Started with Walking - Walking
Walking helps you get fit and has many health benefits and requires no special expensive equipment.
Walk over level ground and enjoy looking at the things you pass.
Simply find the next day that you CAN walk, and head on out.Read these motivational tips and how to develop a positive attitude towards your walking.
www.bellaonline.com /articles/art9244.asp   (377 words)

 Thoreau's Walking   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
"Walking" began as a lecture called "The Wild," delivered by Henry at the Concord Lyceum on April 23, 1851.
I thus dispose of the superfluous and see things as they are, grand and beautiful.
I have told many that I walk every day about half the daylight, but I think they do not believe it.
thoreau.eserver.org /walking.html   (399 words)

 Welcome to Shepherds Walks - The Finest Walks in Northumberland, Cumbria and the Borders   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The walks, which are available from Shepherds Walks, are quite unique, as I have written them all from a Shepherds perspective.
From the short walk for all the family, to the ascent some of some of the highest peaks in Northern England and the Borders.
On these we aim to explain in a relaxed, straightforward manner the countryside that we are taking you through, the way it is farmed and the history that is around us.
www.shepherdswalks.co.uk   (300 words)

 Walking: walking for fitness and exercise tips from Prevention magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Walking for fitness is an easy, inexpensive way to stay in shape.
Walking tips include ways to easily make fitness walking an enjoyable part of your exercise routine.
Choose to walk for weight loss or train to walk a marathon.
www.prevention.com /category/0,5775,s1-2-92-0-0-0,00.html   (158 words)

It's just a short walk from the waterfront up State Street under Highway 101 to the vibrant center of town, with its irresistible shops, casual sidewalk cafes, and superb restaurants.
Walk to the Santa Barbara Mission through two pretty parks and a residential neighborhood, or take the Bus (Bus 22 any day year-round)to the Mission and walk back (downhill)
Walking tours are conducted every Saturday from memorial Day through Labor Day, beginning at 10:00 am in De la Guerra Plaza.
www.santabarbaracarfree.org /walk.htm   (574 words)

 Walking in Washington
A 2002 statewide survey shows that walking and bicycling are the top recreational activities in Washington.
Washingtonians walk for various reasons—to get to work, for recreation, as part of walking events and tours, and our children may walk to school.
The following information is for all walking enthusiasts, from recreational walkers to designers.
www.wsdot.wa.gov /walk   (53 words)

 Developmental milestones: Walking   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Most babies take their first steps sometime between 9 and 12 months and are walking well by the time they're 14 or 15 months old.
He may even walk while gripping your hand, though he probably won't take his first steps alone for at least a few more weeks.
You can also hold off on introducing shoes until your baby is walking around outside or on rough or cold surfaces regularly.
www.babycenter.com /refcap/6507.html   (1271 words)

 Walking the way to health: 
Green Exercise - designed to increase the amount of physical activity taken by individuals - includes walking, cycling and conservation activities, but also extends to any activity that takes place in the natural environment.
New guidance mentions that Walking the way to Health has important part to play in increasing the nation’s physical activity levels.
Since 2000, it is estimated that we've encouraged over a million people to walk more.
www.whi.org.uk   (183 words)

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