Is walking at your normal walking rate, but increasing the distance you walk, sufficient enough to be considered exercise? Can anyone recommend exercises for people who are very underconditioned and extremely obese, but not in poor cardiac health? And, finally, is there a medical professional who is the equivalent of a gym's personal trainer? (More inside.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jan 2, 2007 -
Have you ever been on a guided walking tour? What did you like about it? What did you dislike? Was the subject matter most important, or the presentation? How long was it? Was it focused narrowly (like, sites to pick up dudes in the Castro) or more broadly (like, the history of Manhattan) I would love to hear as much detail as possible about the walking tours that have bored you, thrilled you, or just made your feet hurt. Thank you!
posted by serazin
on Dec 10, 2006 -
My 19-month old still isn't independently walking on her own yet. Any suggestions on what I can do to help her along? [more inside]
posted by Gooney
on Nov 6, 2006 -
Is there a simple formula to calculate how many calories are used during walking exercise ?
posted by matholio
on Oct 15, 2006 -
Help me understand the power dynamics in play when two men pass each other on the sidewalk. [more inside]
posted by occhiblu
on Sep 27, 2006 -
I have (a) a bad back (herniated L4-L5) and (b) very flat feet, so with every step I take when walking I feel a huge jolt go up my spine. Without resorting to the ridiculous looking Z-coil shoes, what's the next best thing? [more inside]
posted by dmd
on Sep 9, 2006 -
Non-custom orthotics: any suggestions? I overpronate on my right foot, and I'm looking for something to put in running shoes and daily walking shoes to help this. [more inside]
posted by bibbit
on Jul 28, 2006 -
I had an isolated sleepwalking incident when I was younger that I am still curious about. [more inside]
posted by oxala
on Jul 3, 2006 -
My wife & I will be spending 4 days in Northern Italy this weekend and would like to do some walking - does anyone have any recommendations or know of any sites where I can find itineraries for day or half day walks? [more inside]
posted by jontyjago
on May 23, 2006 -
When I walk/hike for any length of time, my hands swell and fill with blood, turning bright red to purple. It's painful, and scares the hell out of my wife. What's going on?
posted by jsteward
on Mar 12, 2006 -
I have a habit of walking to and fro from one room of my house to another, whenever I am thinking something, or even when I am having my lunch or dinner ?
I am aware this is not a good habit, as I waste valuable calories in the process (I am a thin person by the way).
How do I get rid of this habit ? Please give some innovative ideas. Has anyone else suffered from the same habit ? Basically I am quite a restless person. This habit looks quite odd in front of guests.
posted by inquisitive
on Feb 2, 2006 -
What's the best way to have music with me as I walk? CD player, ipod, satellite radio? I walk for exercise and relaxation, and would like to be able to listen to, say, Bach, or Charlie Mingus while I do so? What's the simplest, most reliable way to do this? I have about 350 CDs. I have maybe 50 MP3s. Quality satellite radio is also fine. Mainly I am looking for an easy, portable way to always have music with me as I walk, if I want it. Thanks.
posted by lustra
on Jan 3, 2006 -
I walk 3/4 of a mile to and from work every day, and my Bostonian Strada dress shoes are not up to snuff. Can anyone recommend a classically-styled dress shoe that is comfortable to walk in?
posted by kaufmajm
on Oct 23, 2005 -
In the past couple of years, whenever I go to certain movie theaters, after the show my knees hurt a little afterward. They also feel a little precarious, like the ligaments are stretched out and they might just decide to bend backwards. What do I need to do to ensure that I continue walking on my own for the next 50-60 years? [more inside]
posted by amtho
on May 4, 2005 -
What is American sidewalk protocol? Is it the same in Britain? [+]
posted by Frank Grimes
on Feb 18, 2005 -
Why do dog owners, while walking their dogs, gaze at their pet while it defecates?
posted by orange clock
on Jan 5, 2005 -
Joggers, Hikers and Marathon walkers, your attention please! I love to walk, but experience troubles with chafing. For particularly long walks (5 hours and beyond), I used to use a product called Chafe Eez, manufactured by a now apparently defunct company called Second Wind. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by tomble
on Dec 13, 2004 -
Europe has plenty of great towns where you can walk everywhere you need to go, and where cars are pushed to the margins. Are there any towns like this in the United States? (Towns, not cities.)
posted by smackfu
on Nov 15, 2004 -
Treadmill recommendations? My requirements: reliability, ~$1k, distance and rate display. Don't necessarily need: fans, built-in programs, elevation, pulse rate monitors, etc.
posted by joaquim
on Jul 28, 2004 -
Why do I usually feel inclined to pace around when talking on the phone? Even if I make a call while sitting comfortably, I end up walking all over the place when I'm using a phone.
posted by Nikolai
on Jun 23, 2004 -
The Pilgrimage of St James, also known as the Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela - involves walking for about 800km across northern spain. I've seen a few faq's online, but what i'd really like is some advice from a fellow mefite who has actually done all or part of this trail.
Also, some general advice on hiking very long distances would be appreciated also.
posted by kev23f
on May 27, 2004 -
History question: January 21, 1977. "The afternoon of infamy" for people in the limousine business. After having just been inaugurated, Jimmy Carter decides to exit his limo and walk with his family (and a large crowd) down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House. What has been the trend since?
posted by john
on Jan 3, 2004 -