May 2, 2012

The west wing cast encourages you to walk

The former cast of The West Wing reunited for this Funny Or Die video to tell people about the powerful health benefits of simply walking 30 minutes a day. We love it.


April 12, 2012
Inspiring change: raleigh student walking campaign

(Huffington Post)

Students placed 27 signs in the center of Raleigh telling people how long it takes to walk from one place to the next. One sign said” “It’s a 7-minute walk to Raleigh City Cemetery.” The idea: Encourage people who might drive or take the bus to walk more.

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April 11, 2012
5 Reasons to Take Your Workout Outside (via Men’s Health)

5 Reasons to Take Your Workout Outside (via Men’s Health)

(Source: menshealthmag)

January 10, 2012

Can you limit your sitting and sleeping time to 23 ½ hours a day?

We love this question, posed in the video above by Dr. Mike Evans, an associate professor of family medicine and public health at the University of Toronto. The video’s a bit long, but educational and entertaining. Plus: whiteboard illustrations! If you’re a sucker for whiteboards like we are, after watching this you may be compelled to 1) walk more, and 2) start using UPS for your international shipping

Whiteboard aside, Dr. Evans makes a convincing case for walking at least 30 minutes a day and staying active. He cites a plethora of studies that show walking as nature’s best medicine. For instance, he says Japanese researchers found that for every increase of 10 minutes of your walk to work there is a 12% reduction in the likelihood of developing high blood pressure. If you can’t walk or bike to work, try parking your car farther away from your office building and make a resolution with a co-worker to walk together at lunch.

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