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Walking October 2012 Archive

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Is "The Biggest Loser" a Turnoff to Exercise?

Tuesday October 30, 2012

Zombies...The Walking Dead are Marching

Saturday October 27, 2012
I changed my walking plans when I saw the Portland Zombie Walk was being held this weekend. Even a steady Oregon rain didn't deter me. I had to do my ... Read More

40 Pounds Down - and the Walking is Easy

Friday October 26, 2012
This morning the scale confirmed that I am 40 pounds lighter than I was at the end of December. I started 2012 with arthritis pain in my knee and too ... Read More

Did Walking Give Me Big Calves?

Wednesday October 24, 2012
I ordered a pair of boots to wear with dresses this winter, without being able to try them on. When they arrived, they were pretty snug on my calves, and ... Read More

Drop the Sudoku Puzzle and Get Walking for Aging Brain Health

Tuesday October 23, 2012
Drat, I thought I could use brain health as my excuse for my addiction to Sudoku and other puzzles. No, a study of people in their 70's found that walking ... Read More

Walker-Unfriendly Race Experience

Monday October 22, 2012
I wanted to walk an October half marathon. The Run Like Hell half marathon had a time limit of 3 hours, 30 minutes, which I could make with 16-minute miles. ... Read More

Winter Training After the Marathon or Half Marathon?

Saturday October 20, 2012
You've been training since spring for an autumn marathon or half-marathon. Now what should you do during recovery and heading into winter -- especially those in areas where winters ... Read More

Get Up and Move! Sitting Raises Health Risks

Tuesday October 16, 2012
Another big study has found that sitting for long periods of the day increases your relative risk for type II diabetes and

Lose Weight with Your Treadmill Workouts

Monday October 15, 2012
OK, time to take the laundry off the treadmill, give it a quick dusting and start using it to burn calories. I have a weekly treadmill workout schedule for you ... Read More

Brisk Walking Beats Long Strolls for Reducing Metabolic Syndrome Risk

Thursday October 11, 2012
If you want to reduce your risk of metabolic syndrome by 50%, pick up the pace rather than just increasing the time you spend walking. A study of over 10,000 ... Read More

Don't Make This Race Mistake

Wednesday October 10, 2012
Pat stopped by my office yesterday proudly wearing his Portland Marathon finisher medal and had a confession of a serious race mistake. He didn't read the instructions correctly and instead ... Read More

Ouch - Preventing Chafing on Autumn Walks

Tuesday October 9, 2012
I've been battling more problems with chafing this year than I can remember in the past. Maybe it's happening because I am walking faster again and sweating more. Chafing can ... Read More

October Walking: Enjoy Volkssport Walks

Friday October 5, 2012
My main walking activity is participating in volkssport walks. The word may sound funny to you, but the walking is great. Volkssport isn't a technique - it means ... Read More

How Can You Get Kids Moving More?

Wednesday October 3, 2012
Childhood obesity rates are climbing worldwide and health authorities everywhere are looking for solutions. A scary report in the British Medical Journal found that programs designed to provide physical activity ... Read More

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