When I walk, my left arm swings while my right arm stays almost immobile. Is there something wrong with me? [more inside]
Pedometer recommendation: is there an open source alternative to Fitbit? Or should I go back to a cheap Omron? [more inside]
I want to get a couple of neighbours (directly or via the municipality) to put a pavement in the currently pretty dangerous piece of road that connects me and my kids' house to town so we can walk there safely. UK only please. [more inside]
For the past few months, when I wake up in the morning (or get up in the middle of the night), I experience pain between/around my 4th and 5th metatarsals when I put any weight on that foot--more on the side and top than the sole (it is not plantar fasciitis). Within 5-10 minutes, it stops and doesn't hurt at all for the rest of the day. My GP, orthopedist and physical therapist are stumped. Any ideas? [more inside]
I work with a non-profit that promotes biking and walking in my town, and am looking for music videos or clips from movies with walking in them. Will appreciate any at all, but mostly looking for clips where walking is badass. [more inside]
I walk to and from work down residential streets. It's dark, especially in Winter. Evidently I walk faster than most other pedestrians as I'm often passing them, not vice-versa. Is there a way to reassure these other pedestrians that I am not hurrying up behind them to rob/murder/kidnap them? [more inside]
Visiting Paris for a one-day workshop, a few questions. [more inside]
Do you have a fitbit? How to you deal with biking and/or other activities that fitbit does not measure well? Or is there a better tool for this? [more inside]
I'm overambitious. I spread myself too thin and it's crazy-making. Now what? [more inside]
Looking for a Japanese film I saw prior to 2003. It was a dystopian picture of some people trying to have an office romance in the corporate office landscape of Tokyo - lots of shots of bleak urban concrete and highways and faceless office parks full of conformist white collar employees - in the final scene of the film one of the characters is stranded walking along the edge of a highway. It dealt with a complicated love triangle. I know this isn't the title, but it was something like "Kiss me twice, now hold me I love you" or something a little crazy like that- I believe this film was made in the 90s or the early 2000s. It was in Japanese language with subtitles. There is a slight chance it may have been Korean, but I'm pretty sure it was Japanese. This film may have been discussed by Fredric Jameson in one of his essays as it was screened in a graduate school class on Japanese cultural critique.
Good day hikes in New Zealand? I'm travelling to New Zealand from the UK in November to go to a wedding. I'm taking three weeks off work and I plan on doing some hiking while I'm there. [more inside]
Comfortable, stylish, informal, professional, durable, RE-SOLABLE men's shoes recommendations needed! [more inside]
Help me replace my Danskos with shoes that won't make me fall over. [more inside]
I'd like to do some light hiking in the south of England next week, but I don't have a car and don't want to hire one.
I'd like to do some light hiking in the south of England next week, but I don't have a car and don't want to hire one. [more inside]
I'm looking for my perfect, versatile slip-on walking shoe that is comfortable without socks and not too clunky to wear with a casual skirt/dress. [more inside]
Help my girlfriend and I plan two awesome walking tours of Portland, OR! [more inside]
I want a women's slip-on walking shoe with enough support to walk several miles in without making my feet hurt. Suggestions for brands or styles needed. [more inside]
Please help me feel better about walking at a pace of 15 min/mile! I usually walk my two dogs for an hour every evening at what I thought was a fairly fast pace. I recently downloaded an app to my iphone that tracks my walking and provides my pace which turns out to be a snail like 15 minutes per mile. Yikes - that seems so slow - I just need some encouragement that I'm not a big loser!
Are there any great mixed rural/small-town/semi-urban long walks in the U.S.? I'm searching for multi-day, maybe even multi-week routes that are not strict backpacking and would not require the carrying of a tent. More inside. [more inside]
Why do my feet hurt after I mow the lawn and what can I do to fix it? [more inside]
Should I consider a treadmill desk? [more inside]
I have painful blisters on my feet from walking much more than normal. What's the best way to manage (or prevent) them for the next few weeks? [more inside]
How can I stop hurting myself when I exercise? [more inside]
How dangerous is this part of Seattle to walk around at 11PM at night? [more inside]
Irish walking tour recommendations? [more inside]
Runners and people who know feet, please help: the outside arch edge of my right foot starts burning during exercise and walking. [more inside]
I'm planning a holiday in Scotland this August with a friend. We'd like to incorporate a few days (anything up to a week) of walking. Ideally, we'd like to go on a guided walk organised by a tour company - the kind where you stay in B&Bs/guest houses each night and the tour company organises transportation of your luggage during the day. The level of walking should be of the easy-to-moderate rather than super-challenging: the goal is to appreciate the beautiful Scottish landscape rather than undertake a strenuous physical challenge. I've googled tour companies that offer this kind of thing, but I was wondering if any mefites have specific recommendations for UK-based tour companies offering this kind of holiday? Or any particular advice?
I'm looking for your personal recommendations for stretching and/or yoga routines to help make an unconditioned body more comfortable with too much walking. [more inside]
What is the atmosphere of Midtown in Houston at night? Would someone with a small frame who doesn't know karate feel safe walking their dog before bedtime there?
If you've improved your ability to walk down stairs or down escalator steps, how did you do it? [more inside]
More often lately, one of my feet seems to forget what it's doing and shuffles, causing me to stumble and almost fall. Is this normal or do I have a larger problem? [more inside]
What's the right way to walk in Vibram Five Fingers? [more inside]
Walking is making my back hurt. What am I doing wrong? [more inside]
Over the last 4 months, I swapped out the driving part of my commute for walking. I walk about 4 miles round trip. This is great, but my beloved heels are all gathering dust in my closet. I would like to do the shoe swap out at work, but I really dislike the look of running shoes and dresses clearly designed for heels. Where can I get cute shoes for this purpose or am I resigned to running shoes?
I think my ex-partner just walked out on our mortgage. Please help me navigate this new world! [more inside]
My friend has a drivers license from the state of Pennsylvania and is currently living in Los Angeles California. They got a ticket for J Walking and the officer took down their name, License # and home address in Los Angeles. Then my friend recently receive a letter from the CA DMV saying that if they don't pay the fine then they will suspend/revoke the license. Can CA suspend/revoke their Pennsylvania license for J Walking in Los Angeles, CA? Yes/No and how did you resolve it or get out of it? Thanks!
Recommendations for what else to see and do around the Mission/Dolores Park on a supposed beautiful day tomorrow in San Francisco? [more inside]
Places to stay and things to do with two small children near Raleigh, NC. [more inside]
What shoe style is best for walking and for pairing with skirts/dresses? Specific recommendations? [more inside]
I went for a rather long, brisk walk yesterday after an extended period of holiday-season inactivity and didn't think to stretch first (stupid, I know). Now I've got lower leg pain along the front where the leg meets the ankle, and the balls of my feet are hurting. Can anyone recommend some stretches or something else that will make the pain go away for now? [more inside]
Help me understand how physical conditioning works. Isn't eight minutes a day enough? [more inside]
Which pedestrians move aside while passing? When pedestrians walking at approximately equal strolling speeds in opposite directions are on a collision course, assuming each has a clear path to move aside, who yields? Help me not be THAT PERSON at the mall. [more inside]
Can you suggest a good pedometer watch, for less than 100 dollars? [more inside]
Does "Nordic Walking" really provide a more robust workout than normal walking? [more inside]
I'll be in Irvine for work this coming week and will have Tuesday and Wednesday evening to myself. Please help me not waste those two nights in my hotel room eating overpriced room service. [more inside]
I want to walk a half marathon. My city's marathon is next fall, so I have plenty of time to get ready. I found various training plans online that range from 12-16 weeks, but that's really not what my question is about. I'm wondering, since I have almost a year till then, what should I do be doing now? Does it matter? I'm in good health but haven't exercised consistently lately. Also, general walking-a-half advice is very welcome!
Someone who very rarely wears high heels just got a pair of snazzy high heeled boots that I'm now wearing to work every day. (About an inch and a half tall, thick heels not stiletto) It's a learning experience. I'm trying to figure out how to walk gracefully but I still seem to be clomping awkwardly. Is there a trick to this or just practice? Also, I've observed that some women move their hips when they walk (which I've never done naturally) so I tried that but it makes this weird sensation in my hip joints like "popping" kind of. Is that normal? Is it just because it's a different kind of movement? Or does it mean I'm terribly deformed?
Please tell me how I could have handled this situation better. I unintentionally got into an argument with a dog-walker at the park where I was conducting a running training session. I thought I handled the situation to the best of my ability, but my trainee told me that she thought I hadn't. So I wanted to ask your advice on how to deal with the same situation if it arose again. [more inside]
Inspired by this question, I've decided to finally go for the Couch to 5k. I'm currently reading through the excellent threads on here, but I have a couple of specific questions. [more inside]