THE WORD

 Walking is all over the news these days!
We hope you enjoy this collection of articles about —
 the wellness benefits of walking, ideas for great walks,
information about equipment, and so much more!

Are You An Agent of Chaos

The New York Times says that if you’re looking at your phone while walking,
you definitely are
an agent of chaos!!

This is the Best Time of Day to Exercise

Read this CNET article about the science behind choosing the best time to exercise — FOR YOU!

Return to An Outdoor Routine

A great piece from the Wall Street Journal.

Al Roker Recommends Walking

The Today Show’s Al Roker tells us why walking is so good for our fitness!

Why Group Exercise May Be Even Better for You

Read this terrific Washington Post article about how group exercise may be better than working out alone! Walk together!

Hiking Is An Ideal Structure for Friendship

Read this terrific piece in the Atlantic about how hiking is the ideal way to keep your friendships vibrant!

Forget the Gym: Why Walking Is the Superior Form of Fitness

Men’s Health magazine has figured out what EverWalk has known all along! Check it out!

How the Pandemic Intensified Our Connection to Nature

Read this terrific Washington Post article about how walks changed the author’s connection to nature — in the outside world and her own human nature.

Keeping a Walking Streak Going for a Full Year

Record: Putting your successes to paper shows you how you are progressing and allows you to see the progress you’ve made. 

 

Reward: Reward yourself in a manner that is favorable to you and that will incentivize you to keep going.

 

Redirect: Give yourself grace when you get off track and then use the first two Rs to get back in the right direction.

Our Love Story

How one couple went from walking out of necessity to walking for each other!

A Camino Love Story

For Valentine’s Day — a story about how the Camino brought a couple together!

Do We Really Need 10,000 Steps a Day?

 

Find the answer in this recent article out of the UK.

How to Walk Your Dog Right

January is National Walk Your Dog Month: Find out how to make your dog walks more enjoyable for you and your canine companion in this Rover article.

An “Awe” Walk Might Do Wonders for Your Well-Being

Going for a walk and looking more closely at what you see can shift your whole outlook! Read this New York Times article to find out more!

Walking: Your Steps to Health

Read this Harvard Medical School article about the exciting health benefits of walking.

Why Walking is the Ideal Pandemic Activity

Walking changes the world. Walking is about more than walking, and always has been. Walking soothes. Walking inspires and sharpens the mind.

The Calming Power of a Simple Walk During the Pandemic

Who would have thought that, just a few weeks ago, going for a walk would become such a luxury? Maybe right now, we can get out and take a stroll and appreciate it for the simple escape it gives us.

A Neighborhood Walk Is an Easy Way to Keep Fit

I’ve taken to walking the streets of my neighborhood during the coronavirus pandemic. It’s a way to get out of the house when most of us are spending more time at home than ever before. It’s a simple and effective way to get exercise.

Mattapoisset Man Nears His Goal of Walking Around the World

When Bradford Hathaway’s doctor told him back in 1988 to start exercising, Hathaway started walking. 32 years later, he’s walked over 24,000 miles. It’s the equivalent of nearly walking around the world. In fact, he’s only 100 miles short of the 24,901.

Why Did I Ever Elliptical?

When you walk six miles a day, you realize the world is so beautiful that you feel both good that you are finally doing it and also a profound sense of loss that you didn’t do it before.

Why Dr. Fauci PowerWalks

Dr. Anthony Fauci has been putting in long days fighting Covid-19, so he makes time to power walk to relieve stress. Fauci and his wife, Christine Grady, 67, a nurse bioethicist, power walk 3.5 miles together daily.