The Best Way to Walk

The Best Way to Walk

In our current EverWalk Book Club selection, The Last Great Walk by Wayne Curtis, a great deal of attention is paid to walking gaits. During the nineteenth century, a number of books were written analyzing the most efficient human gaits. Back then, two primary forms...
Walking: Our True Human Story

Walking: Our True Human Story

In this week’s EverWalk blog, we share the journey of “the war correspondent walking the world” in a National Geographic project to retrace the global migration patterns of our human ancestors. Since January 2013, 59-year-old American journalist Paul Salopek has been...
The Human Talent: Walking

The Human Talent: Walking

We homo-sapiens have never been considered the primo specimens of physicality in the animal world. How to compare our strength and speed and agility—the attributes of athletes—to the superiority of the apes, the cheetahs, the blue whales? But there is one...
Celebrating the Rails-to-Trails Movement

Celebrating the Rails-to-Trails Movement

This week’s blog celebrates one of the great American movements of the past half-century. . . The Rails-to-Trails Movement. You may be surprised to learn that it all began back in the mid-1960s — and in the Midwest of all places. This was the idea that surfaced:...