January 13, 2007Read more
Some friends and I are going on a combination hiking and wine tasting trip to Portland, Oregon in April. The dates of our trip to Portland were chosen because of the half marathon that will take place there. The Portland, Oregon Race for the Roses will be held on April 15, 2007. Only one of my traveling companions runs. She is a
November 26, 2006Read more
Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv was brought to my attention by a reader of Discover Walking. The book received such rave reviews by readers on other web-sites that I had to mention it here. Richard Louv is the author of seven books that deal with family, nature and the community. Mr.
July 19, 2006Read more
Discover Walking has made it to print! One of Discover Walking’s articles has been reprinted in Walk! Magazine. With the permission of Discover Walking, Cindi Leeman of Walk! Magazine reprinted our blog about the benefits of walking on the beach. Walk! Magazine is a print publication that is mailed four times a year – Spring, Summer, Winter and Fall. The
November 30, 2005Read more
If you want to lose weight grab the leash and head out your door with your best friend. Walking with your dog is healthy for both you and your dog. A study conducted by the University of Missouri-Columbia shows that dogs help their owners lose weight. Rebecca Johnson, an associate professor of nursing and the director of the College of
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April 11, 2005Read more
According to a recent study at the University of Tennessee, Amish have the ultimate fitness plan with real results. Amish statistics from this study are difficult to refute. Only four percent in the Amish community suffers from obesity, compared to a third of the American mainstream population.
March 30, 2005Read more
Belgian scientists recently studied the amazing Sherpas. Sherpas are Himalayan porters who are famed for carrying heavy loads slowly up steep mountainous inclines. Male and female Sherpas carry loads above and beyond their body weights from before dawn to after dusk.