Ways to Improve the World by Running (and Walking)

The news lately has been filled with many stories of doom and gloom. Many people are focusing on everything that is going wrong.I have dedicated myself to finding the good, focusing on the positive, and improving what I can. ...more

Enough About Running! What About Walking?

Whenever I'm asked about hobbies and things I love to do, walking is always at the top of my list. I have enjoyed walking for as long as I can remember. Whenever I'm on vacation, you'll always find me being a walking tourist rather than taking the tour bus, every single time. ...more
I love walking as well,as a health and fitness coach, know that there are so many benefits to ...more

Walking Off the Weight with Leslie Sansone Plus New Diet Books

When the weather outside is frightful, walking for fitness can be a delightful option inside with the help of some clever DVDs. Somehow Leslie Sansone manages to create walking DVDs that give you a great workout without boredom, all easy to follow with awesome results. ...more

Breaking Up with my Food

Okay, let’s be upfront: I’m obviously not completely breaking up with my food.No, Soylent is not for me!I recently have had a bit of a crisis? Reality check? Realization that I’m not that healthy?...more

Your brain on nature; New research shows actual changes

You already know that walking in nature makes you FEEL good, but now there's evidence that it makes you THINK well too.In a small study, 38 people who lived in urban areas and had no mental disorders were split into 2 groups.Group A walked for 90 minutes through a natural area near the Stanford campus.Group B walked along a very busy road in Palo Alto....more

The Joys of Parent Pick-Up

It’s almost 11 p.m.We’re waiting for her call.My husband would like to go to sleep. Yet I would like him to be the one who responds to her. My legs are tired. I’m in my pajamas, a glass of wine on the side table....more

5 Easy Ways to Celebrate Walk to Work Day

Every year my kids' school holds a Walk to School day in the fall. For those who live far from the school, they encourage you to park about a half mile away and continue your way to school on foot. For those closer in, they encourage you to walk the whole distance. The adult equivalent is held on the first Friday in April: Walk to Work Day. You may not be able to walk the whole way to the office or store tomorrow, but you may be able to park a half mile away and hoof it the last few blocks. ...more

Find Your Workout Match With These 8 Workouts

You cannot do the same thing for twelve years, let alone a lifetime, and stay motivated or challenge your body. Plus life happens and different life seasons have not allowed me the same time and flexibility in fitting in certain workouts. Here are 8 workouts that... work. ...more
Ashley, these are all fantastic options! And I loved how you mentioned Groupon. That is such a ...more

Some observations from Keston Common

During reading week Mr. Transport and I trundled through south London’s suburbs, dreary under the muted light of fat, grey clouds, to Keston Common. Descending the steps towards the ponds, Mr. Transport and I noticed that a sluiceway guiding the River Ravensbourne from its brimming source up at Caeser’s Well, was carving its own slow tributary and puddling at the foot of the steps, as if to protest its containment. Read More ...more

The Watery Part of The World

In some delicious ramble he had foundA little place with boughs all woven roundAnd in the middle of all a cleaner poolThan e’er reflected in its pleasant cool.On Tuesday I had no ideas. On Wednesday I had to present my profound idealessness to a class full of students expecting me to have something more to say than ‘Um, idk… WATER!’...more