• Bob Sallis, MD: Walking and Heart Disease

    Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of both men and women in the country. While a family history of heart disease may put you at a greater risk, there...
  • Walkable Sidewalks

    How do you get more people walking? Build excellent Sidewalks. Every Body Walk! talks to Neha Bhatt of Smart Growth America and Sideya Sherman of the Municipal Arts Society of...
  • Public Transit: Walkable Cities

    The demand for transportation choices and walkable communities is always growing. Recent studies have found that people who live in communities with high-quality public transportation drive less, exercise more, live...
  • Bob Sallis, MD: Walking and Depression

    Depression is a serious mental illness marked by such symptoms as feelings of hopelessness, restlessness, irritability and fatigue. When you have depression or anxiety, exercise is often the last thing...
  • Building Sidewalks: A Road to Walk On

    One of the key components of a walkable neighborhood is the sidewalk—the roadway for pedestrians. Find out how good sidewalks help prevent pedestrian collisions with motor vehicles and have a...
  • Walk in the Park: Jane Jacobs

    Jane’s Walk is a movement of free, citizen-led walking tours inspired by Jane Jacobs. The walks get people to tell stories about their communities, explore their cities, and connect with...
  • Walks Of Life: Rails To Trails

    What once were thousands of miles of abandoned railroad tracks have now become thousands of miles of trails. We go for a walk on one of those trails in Washington,...
  • Walk in the Park: The Atlanta BeltLine

    Once upon a time, Atlanta was one of the least walkable cities in America where entire neighborhoods were developed without sidewalks and lots of sprawl and cul-de-sacs. Today, the city...
  • Rails To Trails: The Metropolitan Branch Trail

    Did you know that there are more than 20,000 miles of trails in communities across America that once used to be rail lines? Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is a non-profit organization whose...
  • Tijuana Estuary – Walking in Nature

    Visit the Tijuana Estuary and, whether you know it or not, you’re experiencing what it may have been like to stand on the beach in Southern California hundreds of years...

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Meet Bob Sallis, MD, family physician and sports medicine expert, who encourages his patients to take charge of their health by exercising. Follow Dr. Sallis as he walks all over the world!

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Sitting Too Much May Raise Heart Disease Risk

The old adage “move it or lose it” doesn’t only apply to couch potatoes. Even people who exercise regularly could be at increased risk for heart disease and stroke if they spend lots of time sitting, according to a science advisory from the American Heart Association. “We spend a lot more time sitting behind computers…

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An Easy Way to Stay Cool During Hot Weather Exercise

Cue your favorite heat-related tune: maybe it’s Buster Poindexter’s “Hot, Hot, Hot,” Coolio’s “Too Hot” or Cole Porter’s inevitable “Too Darn Hot,” because it has been almost too darn hot to exercise outside in many areas lately. You might also include the Rio Olympics theme song. “It was very hot,” the women’s Olympic marathon champion…

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8 Reasons Why You Should Go For a Walk

Walking can do wonders for your body and soul. It’s a miracle drug of sorts – an accessible, affordable, and effective treatment for countless ailments. Here are some excellent reasons that will hopefully encourage you to get out there, start moving, and get healthier. 1. Walking makes you happier. Moving around outdoors can lift one’s…

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