What can I do for my lower back pain while I'm traveling in a foreign country? [more inside]
What's the best way for a young, non-athletic, mostly out-of-shape male to get in touch with his body and feel good about himself? (More details inside.) [more inside]
How do they walk cross country in your country? [more inside]
After a near lifetime of depression I am finally coming out the other side of it, albeit tentatively. I feel energized enough to start exercising daily as my doctor has advised. Sounds great, eh? The problem? I'm 100lbs overweight and my body is screaming no at me. Help me figure out how to overcome the aches to keep going. [more inside]
With high arches and knees that, all of a sudden, are constantly hurting on the medial side of the joint, I've got to find a walking shoe to help extend the life of these parts. I walk on sidewalks mostly, in the neighborhood. I think a weekly MoTown Dance Party at the local joint is the reason for new knee problems, because I've never had them before all this dancing. I've had great difficulty finding a shoe made with high arches. Slipping in the "Dr. Scholls" type inserts doesn't do it (they slide around too much) and right now, I can't afford orthotics. My mom has feet that have all but fallen apart. She's had foot and knee surgery and hobbles around. I don't want to end up that disabled! Can anyone recommend a good shoe?
When I walk in the rain, why does the calf of my right pant leg get much wetter than that of my left? [more inside]
Is it possible to stop birds doing that goofy thing with their heads when they walk? [more inside]
How can I get my dog to walk? [more inside]
What makes for a good city tour? If you've ever been on a walking tour of a city, what made it great? What didn't you like? [more inside]
I need new travelin' shoes. My beloved Keen Newports have started causing heel pain. I have a trip with alot of walking coming up and I'm looking for sport sandal recommendations. [more inside]
I'm looking at Craigslist for a treadmill (to build a walking desk). There seem to be a lot of Proforms and a few Nordics, with a smattering of other items. I'm leaning towards the Nordic, and want to find out: 1) What's a good price (they seem to be all over the map)? 2) What kind of questions should I ask the sellers? 3) Is there another brand/model that would work better for building a walking desk?
Walk a lot on pavement (city walking), cushioned shoes or something more minimalist? Better yet, on a very tight budget. [more inside]
Columbus, OH question! We're getting dropped off in Columbus today for a wedding, so we'll be wandering around without a car. Can we safely walk from Short North to East Town Street Historic District? If not, what are some fun things to do in the Historic District for a couple hours? [more inside]
A Chicago-specific question: I would like to walk from the Sears Tower to the intersection of Sheffield and Armitage on a weekday evening, around 7pm. I'm a petite, young woman. What is the safest, not terribly out-of-the-way route to travel?
I'm looking for podcasts or other spoken word recordings, with the feel of the early Henry Rollins or recent Marc Maron: strongly cathartic, really aggro, with quasi-intellectual ambitions, seemingly able to talk on any issue, vaguely politically progressive, sometimes hyperpersonal. [more inside]
Help me take care of myself in a job that requires several miles of walking per day. [more inside]
I’m looking to download MP3s of some really awesome Grateful Dead shows that I can listen to while I walk. [more inside]
I'm looking for a walking route across the San Francisco State Fish and Game Refuge from the vicinity of Mills Creek Canyon Park in Burlingame to the beach. My hosts think the refuge is completely closed to public access, but they haven't explored it, so I thought I'd ask here.
I'm looking for athletic shoes for a walking commute, 2 miles each way. I have high arches, 'high volume' feet, and under-pronate (I roll to the outside of my feet when I land). Below $100 would be nice. Thanks! [more inside]
I've taken up walking on a treadmill lately, and as I ramp up the intensity I seem to be bruising one small spot on one foot. I'm not sure what I'm doing to cause it. It's not a shoe issue. I get this whether I'm wearing regular running shoes or my Vibrams. [more inside]
Columbus Ohio Airport: Is there any way to walk from the main terminal area to Stelzer Road? [more inside]
Where else in the world is a place like Cinque Terre? [more inside]
What is the word for the thing that happens when two people are walking toward each other from opposite sides of the lane and one goes left to let the other pass, but the second goes left too and then they both go right together and left again?
Walking in Venice/Santa Monica... so I'm in CA for another week. I'm a big walker... where should I walk? What are the great shops for music, books, film, sights, eats, drinks? Any great concerts, readings, plays I shouldn't miss? Or if there's something a single bus ride will get me to that you can recommend, please do so with specific boarding instructions. Thanks! [more inside]
We're going to Ireland for two weeks in early June, and while its not exactly a walking/hiking tour, I'm sure there's going to be quite a lot of walking through cities. I usually just go to Payless and get something that looks roughly like loafers, and wear them into the ground, but it has occurred to me that I may want something a little more sturdy for this. Any recommendation for shoes that are reasonably priced, comfortable, but don't look like I've just come from the gym? Or can I just by a cheaper pair of shoes and put in some sort of insert? Or any other recommendations? Possibly relevant details: I'm female, late 30s, live in the US, don't wear heels, my feet tend to run a little wide, and tend to wear things either like loafers or flats.
I am recovering from walking pneumonia and a sinus infection. Is there anything special that I should be doing? [more inside]
Google Maps' trip planner doesn't want me to walk anywhere. Are there any sites that will let me adjust the amount of walking allowed? [more inside]
How can I improve my (unusual) exercise regime? [more inside]
Video camera for a runner? [more inside]
Trying to walk more for fitness and adventure in NYC. Have exhausted my immediate neighborhood (East Village/LES), where else can I go? [more inside]
How can I weigh the exercise benefits gained from walking against the damage caused by breathing exhaust? I like walking along busy city streets for miles, and I don't want to switch to quieter/duller residential roads, but I'm wondering if I should. [more inside]
I know the park exists. I know the trail exists. I have my hiking shoes, my camera, and a car. Now where the heck is the trailhead? [more inside]
I love The Walking Dead. Can anyone recommend similar (though not zombified) comics? [more inside]
I'm starting a project wherein I walk each and every block of every street in Manhattan, at least once, over the course of roughly 2-3 months. I want to chronicle this process of walking all of Manhattan in a daily blog, preferably with a daily picture and some text. What do I call this blog? (And should I use tumblr? And anything else to keep in mind?) [more inside]
I'm looking for a fun chart/table of distances (Heights, Lengths) to incorporate into a walking for wellness program. [more inside]
Please help me find some comfortable shoes for some high-arched feet [more inside]
Another walking as exercise question. [more inside]
Is walking sufficient exercise for someone in my situation? [more inside]
Walking tours of Europe? Looking to change up our usual travel style, see smaller places, and get some exercise at the same time. [more inside]
How can I help my energetic baby to walk, without breaking my back?! [more inside]
I was diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis a year ago. I am on Enbrel and it has helped a great deal with the pain I experienced in my arms and joints but I am still having really bad pain upon walking or standing in my low back, sacral joint areas...I swim and do a variety of stretches but it is not allowing me the recovery I long for. I use to walk a few miles everyday, hike on the weekends and I haven't been able to do that in a couple of years. I miss it! I have been reading up on Epidural Cortisone injections and I am curious about personal results people have had. I am interested in the good as well as the bad stories, so I can decide, after meeting with my Doctors, if I want to go through with it. In other words if the benefits outweigh the risks.
This is a two-part question. First, what are the ideal shoes for long-distance walking on paved or gravel roads? Second, what rights do I have as a suburban/urban pedestrian in California in terms of not being hassled by "authorities"? [more inside]
Where can I buy a really awesome and functional cane to help me recover from my injury? [more inside]
Where can I find resources on walks in the Pollino National Park in Basilicata, Italy? [more inside]
In less than 2 weeks time I am taking part in a 20 mile charity night-hike around the streets of London. Does anyone have any advice for such a venture? I've been doing quite a lot of walking over summer and am currently using a cross-trainer regularly at the gym, so hopefully stamina shouldn't be a problem - I'm mainly after advice to make life more comfortable. [more inside]
I want to go away for a good day's walking and 1 or 2 night's camping in the south of England next Monday / Tuesday and would like suggestions for any good routes people know. [more inside]
Are there any durable men's dress shoes that can withstand long distance walks? [more inside]
Help me find comfortable walking shoes! With high heels please. [more inside]
New Orleans: looking for a hair saloon, places to jog, places to walk. [more inside]
Did French women really used to walk differently? [more inside]