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Wendy Bumgardner

Updated Articles and Resources

By Wendy Bumgardner

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Cell Phone Fitness and Diet Apps Created: Monday, November 24, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      Readers tell what fitness and diet apps they use on their cell phones
    • 7 Pedometer Apps to Get You Moving Created: Sunday, July 06, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      Pedometer apps use your mobile's built-in accelerometer to track your daily steps, workouts, and activity data. Here are the top-rated ones for iOS and Android.
    • Best Walking App - Readers' Choice Awards 2013 Created: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      Finalists in the walking app category for the 2013 Readers' Choice Awards.
    • Sleep-Tracking Activity Monitors Created: Tuesday, January 08, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      Reviews of activity monitors and pedometers that also track your sleep quality.
    • Fitbit One Activity Tracker - Review Created: Sunday, December 09, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      A review of the Fitbit One, a wireless activity monitor and sleep tracker.
    • 4 Walking Apps That Earn Rewards Created: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      Put your steps to work with these apps to earn money or rewards. You can motivate yourself to walk more for yourself or for charity.
    • Training for Long Distance Walks Created: Monday, April 19, 2004 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      Use this training advice to prepare to walk long distance ultra events.
    • Top Plus Size Walking Shirts and Tops Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      Best choices for plus size walking shirts and tops for walking and fitness activities.
    • Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail Created: Sunday, September 02, 2012 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      Many walkers dream of undertaking a long trek. Cheryl Strayed took a solo 1000 mile journey on the Pacific Crest Trail to find herself. My review of this book.
    • The Long Walks: Hazards and Recovery Created: Monday, April 19, 2004 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      Hazards, injuries, recovery from long distance walking.
    • Pain Caused by Wearing Backpacks Wrong Created: Friday, August 15, 2008 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      Wear your backpack right to prevent pain. Researchers say wearing a school backpack right can reduce your risk of back pain.
    • AVA Youth Master Program Created: Saturday, January 03, 2004 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      A walk-together program for adults and children, rewarding both for walking six AVA-sanctioned walks together in a year.
    • Walking School Bus Created: Monday, March 09, 2009 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      A walking school bus is a group of children walking to school supervised by an adult. Children are added to the walking school bus group along the route to school.
    • Top Back to School Backpacks and Daypacks Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      The best school backpacks and daypacks for children and teenagers. Find the best school backpacks designed with padded straps and to distribute the weight to prevent strains.
    • How to Lighten Up Your Child's Backpack Created: Tuesday, August 24, 2004 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      Heavy backpacks can lead to both back pain and poor posture for schoolchildren, notes the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), which offers these tips for school backpacks.
    • Top 10 Ways to Lighten Your Backpack Created: Saturday, October 04, 2003 Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014
      Top 10 ways to reduce your backpack weight - tips to lighten your backpack.
    • European Peace Walk - Long Distance Route Debuts Created: Saturday, July 19, 2014 Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014
      The European Peace Walk is a 550-kilometer walking route through Eastern Europe being inaugurated in 2014. It passes through six countries.
    • Walking on the River Cruise Vacation - Review and Tips Created: Monday, August 05, 2013 Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014
      River cruise vacations include daily walking tours. What can you expect? Here is a review and tips for the walking tours included in Amawaterways river cruises.
    • The Long Distance Walks Created: Sunday, April 18, 2004 Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014
      How to walk long distance events including ultramarathons, Death Marches, walking across continents, centurion and 24 hour races and multi-day walks
    • Portland to Coast Relay Walk Created: Monday, July 18, 2005 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      Portland to Coast Relay Walk: this Oregon walking relay is held with the Hood to Coast Relay Run each year in late August.
    • How Can I Train for a Half Marathon Only a Month Away? Created: Monday, August 18, 2008 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      You are registered for a half marathon that is just a month away and you haven't trained. Is is possible to train to finish a half marathon in a month?
    • Marathon Training: Do I Need a Long Distance Day Each Week? Created: Thursday, July 28, 2005 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      Why marathon walkers need to walk a long slow distance workout each week when training to walk a marathon.
    • 10 Weird Things Walkers Need to Know About Runners Created: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
      Ten things walkers need to know about runners. You'll see this odd breed of humans at races as well as when you are out for your walking workouts.
    • Top 10 Walks in the USA of 2009 Created: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      What are the best walks of 2009? Members of the American Volkssport Association chose from more than 1,700 walking routes to come up with the top 10 walks in the United States.
    • Race Manners - 10 Etiquette Rules for Walking Events Created: Thursday, September 21, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Basic race manners for proper behavior when entering a walking or run/walk event. Use good etiquette and don't be an ugly walker
    • Urbanears Kranken Earbuds - Review Created: Saturday, July 12, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      Urbanears Kranken earbuds work great for walking and running workouts.
    • What is Race Walking? Created: Thursday, June 25, 2009 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      What is race walking? The USATF rules define what is race walking and how to judge a racewalk.
    • Walk or Die - Exercise in Midlife Cuts Early Death Risks Created: Monday, November 08, 2004 Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014
      A study shows adults who are physically active in their 50s and early 60s are less likely to die in the next eight years than those who are sedentary.
    • Musings While Walking a Labyrinth Created: Wednesday, June 24, 2009 Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014
      Walking a labyrinth is a spiritual exercise to quiet, center, and allow contemplation and prayer. I took a walk through a labyrinth and share my experience and thoughts.
    • Walking the Labyrinth Created: Monday, March 09, 2009 Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014
      Walking a labyrinth is a spiritual exercise to quiet, center, and allow contemplation and prayer. Find out more about labyrinth walking.
    • Health Risks from Sitting Still Created: Monday, January 24, 2011 Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014
      Research suggests that sitting too much slows the metabolism and may increase risks of obesity, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome -- whether or not a person gets exercise.
    • Walking to the Beat of the Music Created: Saturday, September 27, 2003 Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014
      Walking to music - tips on using headphones and music players while walking.

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