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Category: Walking

Jun 16, 2022

ENJOY OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES THIS SUMMER...

Like many of you, I have always enjoyed the outdoors...walking, running, biking, hiking etc. However, recently, I have been more concerned about my safety, (getting older and more cautious) when doing these activities on the side of the road. Almost 15 percent of all motor vehicle injuries to people happened to those not in cars […]

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Oct 14, 2020

Walk Your Worries Away

Recent studies suggest that walking stimulates our creative mind is at its most creative at three miles per hour, the speed of a moderately paced stroll. Stanford University researchers divided participants into two groups: walkers and sitters. They then administered a test designed to measure creativity. They found that creative thinking was “consistently and significantly” higher for the walkers than the sitters. It didn’t take a lot of walking to boost creativity, either—anywhere from 5 to 16 minutes.

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May 22, 2017

Walking a marathon to survive and thrive: Part 2 of 2

Walking a Marathon – to Survive and Thrive! Part 2 of 2 Author: Karen Arscott, DO Dr. Arscott is an Associate Professor of Medicine at GCSOM. She graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine with D.O and is board certified in Neuromuscular Medicine and I am Chair of the Northeast Central Pennsylvania Interprofessional Education Coalition. I […]

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Feb 3, 2014

Walk or Run Safely This Winter: Part 2 of 2

Part 2 of 2 Last week, this column discussed the many benefits of snowshoeing as an option for those in NEPA to get outdoors and enjoy the winter. Today’s column will present another option for outdoor exercise when the weather is inclement…winter walking or running. We live in such a beautiful environment. Each season brings […]

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Jul 16, 2012

Try Some New Fitness Activities for Summer

The summer is a great time to be outdoors in NEPA as so many activities are available such as: biking, hiking, running, walking, swimming, boating, golfing, and playing tennis to name a few. It is also a wonderful opportunity to discover your inner child, mix it up and try something new! Below are four new […]

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May 21, 2012

Backward Walking is Forward Thinking!

Recently, a patient, Pat McKenna, editor of The Times-Tribune, came to my office with a partial tear and strain to one of his hamstring muscles. He stated that he has always had hamstring tightness and has walked backward as a warm-up exercise to prevent injury. I found the concept of backward walking, (also called retrowalking) […]

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Jan 23, 2012

Exercise and Foot Ulcers: Happy Feet Through Exercise

Guest Columnist: Janet Caputo, PT, DPT, OCS New research has found that exercise may help in the prevention of foot ulcers. Foot ulcers, while originally appearing as small and benign, often lead to one of the most serious problems in people with diabetes, amputation. Prevention is essential and understanding the risk factors and causes of […]

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Jan 9, 2012

This Winter, Try Something New!

Winter in NEPA can be the perfect opportunity to try something new. For example, for those who enjoy running or walking you can continue to do so in the winter, with a few adjustments. Equipment, such as treaded sneakers, allows you to run or walk in the snow. Snow shoes are a great way to […]

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Jan 31, 2011

Walk or Run Safely This Winter: Part 2 of 2

These tips are appropriate for those who did well in the Steamtown Marathon in October, qualified for the Boston Marathon in the spring, and will be training all winter. Furthermore, those who enjoy winter exercise through walking, running, snow shoeing or cross country skiing will also benefit from this information.

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Jan 24, 2011

Walk or Run Safely This Winter: Part 1 of 2

Many people living in Northeastern Pennsylvania attempt to exercise outdoors year round. The psychological benefits are many: each season brings its own unique beauty, and winter is no different. Most will not have to abandon outdoor activities, but some adjustments in equipment, clothing, and food are necessary for each season and the temperature changes that it brings.

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