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Walking News

Paralyzed man walks again

A remarkable story: a paralyzed Bulgarian man called Darek Fidyka is walking again after novel treatment by doctors. The treatment consisted of implanted regenerative cells.

Kayden Elijah Kinckle has 'got it' as he learns to walk (Video)

Back in January, little two-year-old Kayden Elijah Kinckle had his right foot and left leg amputated. He may have lost those limbs, but he certainly hasn't lost his spirit, as he learns to walk with his new prosthetics.

No tailgating at Super Bowl

Super Bowl CEO Al Kelly announced Monday that the long-held tradition of tailgating would not be allowed at this year's game in New Jersey.

New research: Older men — A long daily walk reduces stroke risk

New research is out about the health benefits of walking. To reduce the chances of suffering from a stroke, older men should increase their activity by taking long daily walks, not fast-paced power walking, according to the findings of a new study.

Study: Walking lowers breast cancer risk for women

Postmenopausal women can lower their risk of breast cancer by walking an hour a day or more, according to a long-term study by the American Cancer Society. Previous studies have shown that regular physical activity can lower the risk by 25%.

Breast cancer risk lowered by walking 60 minutes per day

Postmenopausal women may be able to lower the risk of getting breast cancer by walking at least one hour per day, according to a long-term study.

Japanese man walked 800 miles home after being mugged

A man was mugged in southern Japan, and rather than inconveniencing the local police or calling his family, he walked more than 800 miles home.

Meet the man who walked across America Special

He walked across 15 states, around 4,000 miles, in under one year. He spent less than $1,000, camping under bridges and beside farms. Learn why 24-year-old Andrew Forsthoefel was simply "walking to listen."

A shoe that can generate energy with each step

Houston - A group of engineering students at Rice University discovered a new way to generate energy with the movement of the human body.

Op-Ed: Walking actually provides better health benefits than running

We would think that running uses much more energy when compared to walking. So from a logical standpoint running should provide better health benefits. Well think again!

Teen walks 10 miles in snow to job interview

Indianapolis - An Indianapolis, Indiana restaurant owner who happened to stumble across a teenager walking to a job interview, was inspired by the teen's determination.

Changes in walking speed offer clues about dementia

A new study suggests that changes in walking speed amongst the elderly population may provide clues about the onset of early stages of dementia, offering hope for a new method for the early detection of illnesses like Alzheimer's.

Shooting New York City, with heart, art, and soul Special

New York - New York photographer Vivienne Gucwa re-discovered her city through walking and shooting what she saw. Though she alternates between formal and mobile photography, Gucwa's passion for her home (and her medium) has only deepened through the years.

U.S. town ticketing pedestrians caught texting while jaywalking

Fort Lee - Over the decades a popular saying joked that some people are unable to walk and chew bubble gum at the same time. Fast forward to 2012 and the saying refers to walking and texting at the same time.

How do you get around Toronto? Special

Toronto - In Toronto you have several means of getting around the city: public transit, cycling, walking or using a vehicle. What is the best one for your needs?

Explorer finishes coast-to-coast trek across Africa Special

An explorer has completed his journey from coast to coast across Africa. Julian Monroe Fisher arrived in Angola after travelling across the continent, largely on foot, from Mozambique.

Op-Ed: Tips to ensure family hiking trails don't turn into trials

Durban - Family hiking trips – those do-it-yourself walking holidays – require a lot of planning and preparation, but they generally cost significantly less than conventional holidays and leave you with far richer memories.

Is there an ideal time of day to take a walk?

Taking a walk seems simple enough, but there is evidence that time of day may play an important role in hormonal and bio-rhythm interactions.

After 20 years man walks because of spider bite

For twenty years David Blancarte was stuck in a wheel chair after a motorcycle accident at 21 left him a paraplegic. He's walking again because of a Brown Recluse Spider.

Study: Kids Should Walk to School, Cities Need to Be Built Around Pedestrians

As the school year approaches, parents are wondering if they should let their young kids walk to school. A new study encourages exercise to fight obesity but city planners and school boards have to help bring a pedestrian lifestyle to children.

Modern Neighborhoods Can Make You Fat, Says New Study

Packing on a few unwanted pounds? You may want to move to an older neighborhood, say the authors of a new study, which will be published in the September issue of the American Journal of Preventative Medicine.

Disruption Is More Than Just A Walk In The Park (Especially If You Have A Dog)

Strolling around the park in the afternoon with your dog seems like the most environmentally friendly thing to do, or is it? Not according to our feathered friends in the sky

Op-Ed; Why I walk

I walk. walking is my main mode of transportation. I walk to understand my community to reduce my impact on the environment and to lose some weight. Walking immerses you in your community and helps you develop your sense of place.

Walking Worse For Environment Than Driving?

In a report that reads more like a story from Scrappleface or Lark News, the Times of London hypothesizes that walking to and fro is worse for the fragile environment than driving a car to do your errands.

Coming to an arena near you: Dinosaurs

Are you brave enough to share an evening in the forest with a bunch of life-size dinosaurs with 6-inch teeth? How about spending time with a walking, growling 45-foot tall, 75-foot long Brachiosaurus that seems to be looking around for its next meal?

Teens killed walking on Ottawa area road

Two teenage girls were killed walking on a road in dense fog.

Walking is a way to weigh less

Walk regularly and lose weight

Dexter the walking robot steps up the pace

Dexter, a humanoid robot, is teaching itself to walk (and eventually run) around the California research lab in which it is kept.

Walking Sharks discovered

[b]small, slender-bodied sharks that "walk" with their fins along coral reefs[/b] Two new species of epaulette sharks that can walk on their fins were discovered along with a whole host of new species. The sharks are about 3 to 4 feet (1 to 1.2 ...

Outbreak of walking pneumonia closes Rhode Island elementary school, leaves one dead

An outbreak of walking pneumonia among children from Greenwood Elementary School that has been linked to at least one death and serious illness in others has forced officials to close the school for at least one week.
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Andrew Forsthoefel looking at the wide expanse of this highway during his 16-state walk across the U...
Andrew Forsthoefel looking at the wide expanse of this highway during his 16-state walk across the U.S. in 2011
Courtesy Andrew Forsthoefel
The Prince of Wales Hotel at dusk  Waterton Lakes National Park  Alberta.
The Prince of Wales Hotel at dusk, Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta.
This is how Andrew Forsthoefel set up camp during his walk across America
This is how Andrew Forsthoefel set up camp during his walk across America
Courtesy Andrew Forsthoefel
book   Stop Walking on Eggshells by Paul T. Mason and Randi Kreger
book, "Stop Walking on Eggshells by Paul T. Mason and Randi Kreger
A woman showing Andrew Forsthoefel a small gator during his cross-America walk
A woman showing Andrew Forsthoefel a small gator during his cross-America walk
Courtesy Andrew Forsthoefel
hippo walking
hippo walking
Many of the paths  like this one in the Mumbles  south Wales can see you stumbling across historic c...
Many of the paths, like this one in the Mumbles, south Wales can see you stumbling across historic castle ruins.
The last viewpoint of the Bear’s Hump trail in Waterton Lakes National Park  Alberta.
The last viewpoint of the Bear’s Hump trail in Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta.
Two men Andrew Forsthoefel met in California during his cross-US trip
Two men Andrew Forsthoefel met in California during his cross-US trip
Courtesy Andrew Forsthoefel
Photo via Andrew Forsthoefel
Photo via Andrew Forsthoefel
Courtesy Andrew Forsthoefel
Close-up of a fly on a daisy in the bush near the end of Bear’s Hump hike  Waterton Lakes National...
Close-up of a fly on a daisy in the bush near the end of Bear’s Hump hike, Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta.
Dusk on the way out of Waterton Lakes National Park  Alberta.
Dusk on the way out of Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta.
Andrew Forsthoefel on the road during his 4 000-mile trek across the U.S.
Andrew Forsthoefel on the road during his 4,000-mile trek across the U.S.
Courtesy Andrew Forsthoefel
President Obama walking around the grounds of Buckingham Palace in London  England
President Obama walking around the grounds of Buckingham Palace in London, England
White House photo by Pete Souza
Two senior citizens
Two senior citizens
Peter Hindmarsh
Wildflowers on the Bear’s Hump hiking trail in Waterton Lakes National Park  Alberta.
Wildflowers on the Bear’s Hump hiking trail in Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta.
Blind people walking with canes
Blind people walking with canes
Braille Institute
A babbling brook may occasionally help to cool your hot and tired feet on the All-Wales Coast Path
A babbling brook may occasionally help to cool your hot and tired feet on the All-Wales Coast Path
Two women walking
Two women walking
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