Walking News

  • Front Porch Atlanta Pollen

    Walking in Atlanta Pollen

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    When someone refers to streets paved with “gold” you generally think gold bullion.  Here in Atlanta we think pollen.  Everything is covered in a thick coating of gold pollen.  If you sit down outside you have to wipe the pollen off your bottom before you go inside.  Set a glass of tea down outside and you will find a yellow

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  • Paula Deen - Food Network Chef Has Diabetes

    Walk to Prevent Diabetes

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    Unfortunately it came as no surprised to most Americans that Paula Deen has diabetes.  As a southerner, Paula Deen’s cooking brings us back to our roots of Sunday pot lucks, cakes, cornbread, fried chicken, barbeque, sweet tea and fatback in overcooked greens.  Growing up in a southern beach retirement area, I know this cooking well.  My first day in elementary

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  • The Walking Dead TV Show

    The Walking Dead: Think About It On Your Walk

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    I was a huge fan of the TV show “Lost” I loved the mystery, the not knowing, the not completely understanding what was happening experience that was “Lost”. I loved talking about it with other fans and reading about it on blogs. Yes, I was a total “Lost Nerd”.  And I have missed “Lost” since it went off the air

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  • Stair Climbing Made Fun

    How Do You Make Stair Climbing Fun?

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    When we think of compliance to laws and healthy behavior changes, fun is not the word that comes to mind.  Authorities seem to take pleasure in barraging us with negative messages to scare us into compliance.  Law enforcement threatens us with penalties.  Drill sergeants delight in berating us.  Doctors warn us of horrible health consequences.  Teachers give us dentition.  Moms

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  • Hash House Harrier Kennel Hounds

    Discovering Bike Hashing On Our 10,000 Step Walk

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    Sunday was a perfect sunny, winter day for outdoor activities.  There wasn’t any wind and the temperature was in the fifties. As we were walking along a creek near Roswell Mill, hares surprised us Hot on their trail was a pack of hounds that had to cross a treacherous pipe spanning a creek carrying their bikes.  Amazing feat since bike cleats

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  • Rescue Dog Jaycee Hero

    Rescue Dog Saves Woman From Imminent Danger on Neighborhood Walk

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    I woke up early a few days ago and decided to start the day as I always do, with a walk. It was dark out and cold so I put on my coat and gloves, grabbed some dog cookies for my pocket, hooked Jaycee to her leash and grabbed my key with the LED light attached. Out the door we

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  • The Way Movie Review – Walking the Camino de Santiago

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    The Way will inspire you to walk On a golf course Tom hears the news no father ever wants to hear . . .  his son  has died in a Pyrenees storm while walking the Camino de Santiago.Tom had been invited to join his son on the trip but Tom had not only refused but criticized his son’s decision.   Tom’s healing journey begins when he travels

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  • walking assistance device

    Walking Gets a Boost From Honda Motor Co.

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    As reported on the  Tech On website, Honda Motor Co Ltd has developed a prototype “walking assistance” device, which helps the elderly and other individuals that have difficulty walking. They will present the device at “Barrier Free 2008”. The device is designed to help people with weakened leg muscles that may be a result of aging or other reasons but

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  • Women Should Walk In Groups

    Women Should Walk in Groups

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    In early January, Meredith Emerson and her dog went for a hike on Blood Mountain in Georgia. Blood Mountain is a very popular and beautiful hiking destination in the southeastern part of the US and we all have a right to hike it either alone or with our friends. Unfortunately for Meredith and her family there was an evil man

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  • free italian podcasts

    Walk and Learn a Language

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    I recently started downloading podcasts of Italian lessons to my iPod and it is working very well. I can listen to the podcasts while I am taking a walk or traveling. Of course, people look at me oddly since I am talking to myself while I walk. There are a bunch of free podcasts you can subscribe to at iTunes

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