Walking

Sit Less, Live Longer

Dr. Sara T | Posted 06.16.2014 | Canada Alberta
Dr. Sara T

It is often hard to believe how different life is today for our kids than it was for us. Even though I am 41, I still have many stories that begin with, "When I was your age...". But the truth is when I was young, we walked or biked everywhere, we didn't have electronic devices beyond a Walkman, and you had to get out of your vehicle to get a coffee or lunch.

This One Simple Change Can Reduce Urban Crime

Jon Packer | Posted 05.14.2014 | Canada Living
Jon Packer

The perceived broken window theory is that poorly maintained areas lead to vandalism and increasingly more serious crimes. Creating well-lit, walkable communities that encourage pedestrian traffic and neighbourly interaction, as well as cycle path safety are critical in building a civic pride culture that will reduce crime.

Walk Your Way to Health

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 02.02.2014 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

At a time when extreme sports are all the hype, mundane activities like walking don't get much attention. It's just too basic, too boring to even think about it. Yet walking can be a great indicator of both physical and mental wellbeing.

As Days Get Darker, Run Safer with Reflective Gear

Marissa Schroder | Posted 12.24.2013 | Canada Living
Marissa Schroder

As fewer daylight hours are available many of us are forced to get our runs in before dawn or after dusk. Running in the dark has its challenges, the most important of which is staying visible in low-light conditions. Fortunately, there is a plethora of choices when it comes to reflective gear and apparel.

Stormtrooping For Charities All Over The World

Samaritanmag.com | Posted 10.07.2013 | Canada
Samaritanmag.com

By Nick Krewen | www.samaritanmag.com Samaritanmag From The Vault (2011) Despite what George Lucas and his Star Wars franchise would have you be...

Jane's Walks... Dark Age Delayed?

Himy Syed | Posted 05.02.2013 | Canada
Himy Syed

Dark Age Delayed ? This was a puzzling realization which haunted me after I completed leading the final of several Jane's Walks last year: Dark Age ...

How To Cheat Using A Pedometer

Leanne Shirtliffe | Posted 03.29.2013 | Canada Alberta
Leanne Shirtliffe

I bought a FitBit Zip, which I tend to call my FitBit "Zit" because it protrudes from my body like acne. If you don't know what a FitBit is, it's a small piece of expensive plastic that you clip to your waistband so it can record you how many steps you take on a given day.

In Portland, I Found Nothing to Mock

Beverley Golden | Posted 10.16.2012 | Canada Travel
Beverley Golden

Portland's reputation is certainly one to be proud of. It's known as one of the most ecologically conscious places in the world. Hundreds of grassroots environmental organizations are based in and around the city. They don't just pitch this as a possibility, they genuinely live it and value sustainable growth.

Walking with Jane Jacobs

Himy Syed | Posted 07.04.2012 | Canada
Himy Syed

The first weekend in May has quickly become known as Jane's Walk weekend in cities the world over -- named for Jane Jacobs, the late author, activist and urban theorist who died in Toronto in 2006.