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Aging Well: Walking for Senior Citizens - One of the greatest benefits of walking is its effect on a senior’s emotional health.

Walking Posture for Kids - Has your mom or dad ever told you to sit up straight, or stand straight? Most of our parents have said that at some point, and there is actually quite a good reason for it.

Walking on the Trail: How to Stay Safe While Hiking - Hiking is not only a great form of exercise, but allows participants to enjoy the great outdoors. Individuals who are interested in learning more about hiking should first recognize common mistakes made during the activity; learn about hike preparation, and how to maintain safety during and after a hike.

Walk, Jog or Run -The Ultimate Guide to Hiking - Come summertime, hiking is an activity that scores of people enjoy as they head outdoors to enjoy the fair weather. While it may seem rather straightforward, it is always best to be fully prepared in the wilderness. Even seemingly harmless trails can pose potential hazards.

Walking Your Way to Better Health - Walking is a good exercise for people of all ages and is one of the most recommended forms of exercise for the middle-aged, elderly, and obese. Those who have succumbed to a sedentary lifestyle can see vast improvements in their health simply by beginning a walking program. Walking helps promote weight loss, increase bone density, strength, can reduce anxiety, and depression by improving mental health, helps reduce Diabetes impact, can lower cholesterol, and helps reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s.

Walking and Hiking the Appalachian Trail - The Appalachian Trail is a hiking trail that stretches across many state lines throughout America. It goes from the state of Georgia all the way up to Maine, and consists of several states including Virginia, Pennsylvania, Vermont, New Jersey, Tennessee and North Carolina, just to name a few.

Support Walking - Walking is an accessible exercise, appropriate for children, adults, seniors, and those with limited mobility. The health benefits of walking have been documented and confirmed through various studies and includes helping individuals shed weight, lowering blood pressure, slowing bone loss, managing cholesterol, and helping strengthen the heart.

Marathon Walking Resource Guide - Signing up for a marathon is very exciting, but it does require a lot of advance preparation. This is not only limited to training, but also includes healthy nutrition, working out, ensuring that you have the right gear, and avoiding injuries. The best way to start is slowly and then work your way upward. Before you know it, you’ll be raring to go when the big day arrives.

What is Fire Walking - Fire walking has existed for thousands of years as a spiritual practice that aims to strengthen the mind-body connection of an individual. It demonstrates that people have control over their own bodies, including the tolerance of pain and the ability to transform bodily limitations by tapping into spiritual powers.

Walking Meditation - Walking meditation allows the individual to become aware of themselves while briskly moving down a sidewalk, trail head, or shoreline. People can practice different kinds of walking meditation, mostly while advancing beyond a beginner's phase. Even though walking meditation holds similarities, it still differs from other forms of sitting meditation.

A Race Walking Resource Guide - Race walking actually dates all the way back to 2500 BC. Egyptian hieroglyphics contain the very first written documentation of a walking competition. The same type of evidence exists regarding walking competitions during the early Greek civilizations. In these ancient types of walking events contestants walked however they chose for long distances.

Walking Cane Designs and Styles
- In this comprehensive guide, learn more about the wooden cane, its use, and the craft. Plus, find an overview of some of the most popular styles and classifications of the wooden cane so you know what separates one from the other, and what you may prefer for your own use.

Handcrafted Walking Sticks and Canes - Walking sticks and canes have been a part of society for centuries. Whether you are using a walking stick to help keep your pace and balance in nature walking along hiking trails, a colorful wardrobe accessory, or to help you walk around due to health issues a walking cane can be useful.

Mastering Mobility - Mastering Mobility helps people understand how different medical conditions affect the mobility of people, rendering them unable to walk in a normal manner. Apart from compromised balance, people also suffer from extreme muscle weakness, painful joints, and rigidity in muscles that are equally responsible for making walking nearly impossible. Get our Free E-Book.

Medical Benefits of Hiking
- The Medical Benefits of Hiking Hiking is one of the best exercises you can do for your health. Technically hiking is defined as prolonged walking or climbing over flat or rugged terrain. Hiking typically details walking for extended periods of time or long distances and is undertaken for the benefit of health and wellness and/or weight-loss. Some of the most fit people you will encounter will be outdoorsmen with a love of hiking.

Mobility Research Project - The articles are on how the use of mobility aids are associated with many different diseases in our life. The research articles are on diseases like Multiple Sclerosis, Arthritis or Obesity and how these diseases require many to use a walking cane and why they need the device to help them in day to day living.  Get our Free E-Book.

How Osteoarthritis Affects Gait - There are about 27 million people in the United States that are affected with osteoarthritis. The risk of developing OA increases with age and as such, the majority of people over the age of 60 have it, to some degree.
There are about 27 million people in the United States that are affected with osteoarthritis. The risk of developing OA increases with age and as such, the majority of people over the age of 60 have it, to some degree. - See more at: http://www.walking-canes.net/osteoarthritisaffectsgait.aspx#sthash.qoGwrEgY.dpuf


Diabetes and The Need for Walking Canes - Diabetes can cause a family of disorders, known as diabetic neuropathies. These disorders are brought about because patients diagnosed with diabetes frequently develop nerve damage, over time.

Multiple Sclerosis and Gait Abnormalities - Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic and debilitating disease that attacks the myelin sheath surrounding the nerves of the human body. Multiple Sclerosis is thought to be an autoimmune disease, whereby the body turns on itself and breaks down the myelin surrounding the nerve fibers.
Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic and debilitating disease that attacks the myelin sheath surrounding the nerves of the human body. Multiple Sclerosis is thought to be an autoimmune disease, whereby the body turns on itself and breaks down the myelin surrounding the nerve fibers - See more at: http://www.walking-canes.net/multiplesclerosisandgait.aspx#sthash.TSUS9WbI.dpuf


Parkinson's Disease and The Need for a Walking Cane - Parkinson’s disease affects nearly one million people in the US. It is a progressive and chronic progressive movement disorder, meaning the symptoms will continue and worsen over time.
Parkinson’s disease (PD) affects nearly one million people in the US. It is a progressive and chronic progressive movement disorder, meaning the symptoms will continue and worsen over time. - See more at: http://www.walking-canes.net/parkinsonsandwalkingcaneneeds.aspx#sthash.TfsmRuOn.dpuf


Obesity and Gait Abnormalities - Obesity is one of the greatest epidemics of our time. Not only are adults suffering from an increase in obesity, but children are too. In the past two decades, the rate of obesity has risen dramatically, with over 35% of adults and 17% of children and adolescents suffering from the disease.

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