travpol

45 Flips | 1 Magazine | 14 Likes | 222 Followers | @travpol | Keep up with travpol on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “travpol”

Residents Of Walk-Friendly, Dense Neighborhoods May Have Lower Diabetes Risk

A walk-friendly, densely-populated neighborhood could help you keep diabetes at bay, a new study in the journal PLOS ONE suggests.<p>Researchers from St. Michael's Hospital found that the less walkable and more dependent on cars a neighborhood is, the greater the risk of diabetes and obesity for …

1 step at a time, researchers learning how humans walk

Related images<br>(click to enlarge)<p>Humans and some of our hominid ancestors such as Homo erectus have been walking for more than a million years, and …

All-in-One Leash Makes Dog-Walking a Treat

<b>Product Name</b>: Dog Leash Plus<b><br>Price</b>: $20.99<b><br>Who would like this?</b>: Tech-savvy dog owners; professional dog walkers; man's best friend<p>Picture this: …

Why You Should Walk (Hint: Not for the Exercise)

A few years ago, I was having my annual physical when my physician made one of those squinched-up faces that sets off alarm bells. When you see a doctor with that expression, you know you have something big: cancer, a brain tumor, an erratic heart rate, whatever. (To be fair, my doctor looks like …

Lawrence Lessig Walking Across New Hampshire In Memory Of Aaron Swartz

Harvard University Professor Lawrence Lessig is walking across New Hampshire in memory of Aaron Swartz, the computer coder and Internet freedom activist who committed suicide one year ago Saturday while facing prosecution on federal hacking charges.<p>Lessig's walk begins Saturday. He is trying to …

10 Reasons You Should Try Walking for Transportation

A year ago, I sold my car and committed to walking to work. Most weekdays, I walked a little under three miles to my office in downtown Austin. I encourage others who live within a reasonable walking distance from their offices to give it a try.<p>I've never been a huge fan of exercise. I figured if I …

77-year-old has walked the walk for 18 years

Guy Gentile has walked at least 2 miles a day for 6,575 consecutive days.<p>FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Guy Gentile tied his sneakers Friday morning, nearly the anniversary of his 18-year streak of walking 6,575 straight days.<p>He's trudged through hurricane gusts, rain, snow, flu and fever. He's strode along …

Why You Should Walk to Work

A morning tip for today. And probably tomorrow, too.<p>Insight from Jerry Seinfeld, from earlier this week:<p>If you can walk to work or take your bike on a daily basis, I think that's just about the coolest thing that there is. Every morning I listen to the traffic on the radio, and they talk about how …

Three tips from an ice runner on how to stay vertical when walking on ice

Icy conditions once again prevail across Canada – and the annual challenge of staying on your feet when walking along treacherous sidewalks is upon us. Personal trainer and gym owner Dhani Oks runs on ice. Here's his three tips for how to walk on ice – safely.

What Are the Best Socks for Winter Hiking?

<i>A:</i><p>Editors at <i>Outside</i> test socks perhaps more frequently than any other gear. If an employee finds himself sockless while prepping for a lunch run in the Santa Fe headquarters, he can always find a fresh pair that's ready to be put through the grind. With a staff of year-round ultrarunners, avid …

What's the best headlamp for running?

<i>A:</i><p>There's nothing like a bad fall to ruin a good evening run. The right headlamp is essential.<p>A common problem for runners is going through batteries in a flash. You can buy rechargeables, but that can be a hassle. Black Diamond, however, makes a rechargeable headlamp specifically designed for …

Batteries

The New Key to Office Productivity? Walking

When it comes to boosting energy, it doesn’t get much better than grabbing a midday workout. While fitting in a lunch break run or gym session is …

Backpacking Trips

Popular Trips by State<p>On its 50th birthday, the National Scenic Trails system boasts nearly 19,000 miles. Not sure where to start? We’ve scoured the …

Hiking

Training advice - The Running Bug

The 11 Best Fitness Bands and Apps with Sitting Time Alerts to Buy in 2018

Research evidence is mounting that sitting too much is its own health risk factor, even if you get in enough workouts each day. Sitting for 30 …

SolePower Shoe Insole Charges Your Phone While You Walk

It's funny how our mobile devices are anything but mobile when they run low on battery. Instead, we're stuck plugging gadgets into a wall outlet and …

Downtown Detroit's essential architecture: A walking tour - Curbed Detroit

Lace up your walking shoes or hop aboard the People Mover. It's time to take a tour of the major buildings in Downtown Detroit. We did a similar map a few years ago, and we're happy to say that some of the buildings people feared would be demolished are either renovated or in the process of …

Pedigree Uses Bus Shelter Ads to Create Urban Dog-Walking Trails

Here's a nice example of a brand using its ads to help solve a problem. Pedigree wanted to encourage dog owners to give their pets the recommended …

When it comes to walking, more is better | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who walk enough to meet or exceed physical activity recommendations may be less likely to die early than those who only walk a little, new research shows.<p>The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends adults be physically active for at least two and a half hours …

In Los Angeles, walking illegally is more than twice as expensive as parking illegally

The city of Los Angeles is cracking down on pedestrians who sneak across streets when the traffic signal says “don’t walk.” But when you put a price on bad behavior, like being in a public street illegally, you see clearly what a city values.<p>The cheapest parking ticket in Los Angeles (pdf) is $58, …

Idita-Walk

Well Walkers...It is here!<p>Idita-Walk 2014 starts the first day of February, and we are currently gathering registrations.<p>The exact dates for the 2014 …

They Call it the Streak

This time of year it is hard to be motivated to keep walking. It is cold, it gets dark early and typically, we don’t have races scheduled that …

How to Choose the Best Walking Poles or Trekking Poles

Sometimes two legs are not enough for stability on the trail. A hiking or walking stick is the traditional way to give yourself a little more …

Inspiring Quotes About Running a Marathon

Getting ready for a marathon? Here are inspiring running quotes about the physical and mental challenges of running a marathon.<p><b>1.</b> "Of all the races, …

How to Walk in the Rain With the Right Gear

Yes, you can walk in the rain. Your body is drip-dry. You are not made of sugar and you won't melt in the rain. You may have had a concerned mother …

How Much Exercise Do You Need if You are Over Age 65?

What's the right mix of exercise activities to stay fit and reduce health risks over age 65? The American College of Sports Medicine and the American …

How Many Steps Are in a Mile When You Walk or Run?

The average person takes between 2,000 and 2,500 walking steps per mile as counted by a pedometer or fitness band. Running steps have a longer stride …

How Many Calories Do You Burn Running a 5K?

Do you know how many calories you burn running a 5K? You should. Many exercisers use the races to burn off Thanksgiving Day calories or to balance …