Archives for Walking

It’s Time to Get Started

by MPK February 18th, 2010| Walking
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, you should exercise for 30 minutes a day, five days a week.  It sounds simple, doesn't it?  However, there are many excuses:

  • I don't have time.

  • I'm too tired.

  • My life is too stressful already.

  • I don't have the correct equipment.

  • I don't have time to

Shape Up

by Bea December 28th, 2009| Exercise Equipment, Walking
You probably have seen the commercials or the newspaper advertisements for those funny looking Sketchers. With their clumsy and clunky appearance I could have guessed that the shoe I saw in the ad belonged to Sketchers, but what they have done now is even funkier than any shoe they have
arm position

Speed Walking Tips

by Bea September 24th, 2009| Walking
Some people are walkers, some people are joggers, and some people are runners. Others, well, they are speed walkers.

I do not know if you have ever seen a person speed walking. I remember the first time I saw a speed walker was on Malcolm in The Middle when Hal was
running shoes


by Louise September 22nd, 2009| Biking, Running, Walking
Sitting in volleyball or track practice, I cringe when I hear the word being spoken, "Hills." A dreaded word. On a run, on a bike ride, hills are menacing; they are threatening. They loom in front of me, and only seem to grow as I get closer. Yet, as inherently

Rumney, NH

by Bea August 10th, 2009| Strength Training, Walking
This weekend I took the time to travel back to New Hampshire with some of my fellow co-workers. We are all Orientation Leaders, so we are energetic people who are not afraid to break out random icebreakers or play name games wherever we go. I was lucky enough to have

Summer Fitness & You- Part II

by MPK June 17th, 2009| Biking, Cardio, Exercises, Running, Strength Training, Walking
Summer is here, and you are ready for a great workout.

Yesterday we shared some ideas for warming up and cooling down during summer workouts.  Today we have some suggestions from Trent Nessler, managing director of Baptist Sports Medicine in Tennessee, for exercising when it is hot outside.

The first thing

A New Kind of Race

by Louise May 19th, 2009| Walking
This past Sunday I participated in the Walk for Water in Nashua, New Hampshire. This race, unlike a typical 5k, involves a weight: a 40 pound, water-filled jerry can. To us, a jerry can is something that we might recognize as holding fuel. To thousands of people in Africa, a


by Bea May 12th, 2009| Exercise Equipment, Running, Sports, Walking
Though some people may find these "shoes" attractive, I think that they are the funkiest pieces of footwear I ever have seen! Remember those good ol' toe socks? Okay, well these shoes are similar to the socks in the sense that every toe has its own spot.

Vibram FiveFingers are


by Bea December 9th, 2008| Running, Walking
Winter training season is now in session. According to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) my crew coach is not allowed to hold organized team practices. She is not supposed to be at practices and "coach" us over the winter break. However, as athletes, the team realizes that we need

Walking, bounding, striding? It’s all the same game.

by C Zuver July 22nd, 2008| Walking
"Nordic walking".

...Anyone?...Anybody know this one?

Although I'm sure there is an audience rolling their eyes at me for talking about such an obvious pastime, there's another audience among us still reading this to learn what it is.

Skiing without skis or slopes is


by Louise July 22nd, 2008| Biking, Cardio, Running, Walking
I remember at the start of my summer vacation I woke up at 8 a.m. determined to go for a run. Sure enough, I took a three mile route, and 27 minutes later I was back home. I decided that I would make it a goal to do the same

Up a Mountain – Burning Calories All the Way

by TK July 8th, 2008| Walking
A sunny day without children calls for outdoor activity for my WTB (wife-to-be) and me. So we decided to make it a high-calorie-burning adventure up Mt. Monadnock in western New Hampshire.

The leisurely 1.5 hour drive to Mt. Monadnock from our house gave us a chance to chat before

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