Older women who walk daily have lower blood pressure risk

For older women, extreme exercise isn't necessary to reap health benefits. 30 minutes of walking a day may be enough to cut the risk of high blood pressure.

David Hill-Buffalo • futurity
Nov. 24, 2020 ~11 min

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Encouraging walking and cycling isn't hard – here are three tried and tested methods

Active travel has become attractive to a degree not seen for decades. Policy needs to follow.

Adrian Davis, Professor of Transport and Health, Edinburgh Napier University • conversation
Nov. 3, 2020 ~8 min

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‘Toe spring’ shoes can lead to long-term pain

"Toe spring" shoes may give the muscles in your feet a break—but that might not be a good thing in the long run.

Cory Nealon-Buffalo • futurity
Sept. 21, 2020 ~4 min

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Why a UK 'cycling and walking revolution' won't reduce car travel

New bike lanes are a good idea for health and air quality, but the convenience of car travel for most journeys will remain.

David Metz, Honorary Professor of Transport Studies, UCL • conversation
Aug. 24, 2020 ~6 min

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Space station motors take prosthetic legs to a new level

Motors first designed for the International Space Station can help people using prosthetic legs to walk with a more natural gait, researchers say.

Nicole Casal Moore-Michigan • futurity
July 17, 2020 ~5 min

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Ancient crocs walked on two legs the size of ours

Fossil footprints in what is now South Korea are evidence that some species of ancient crocodiles walked on two feet.

U. Queensland • futurity
June 11, 2020 ~4 min

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AI lets robotic prosthetics ‘see’ uncertain terrain

AI will help people using robotic prosthetics or exoskeletons walk securely on terrains, such as tile, brick, concrete, grass, and "upstairs" and "downstairs."

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
May 28, 2020 ~6 min

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Active commuting could make children's return to school better for their health and the planet

Why we should free children from the deadening tyranny of being driven everywhere.

Mark S. Tremblay, Professor of Pediatrics in the Faculty of Medicine, L’Université d’Ottawa/University of Ottawa • conversation
May 18, 2020 ~7 min

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Tyrannosaurus rex was terrifyingly good at walking

Smaller dinosaurs needed speed, but huge predators like Tyrannosaurus rex relied less on moving fast and more on energy-efficient walking.

Frederique Mazerolle-McGill • futurity
May 14, 2020 ~4 min

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‘Steering wheel’ neurons control left and right turns in mice

A new discovery that sheds light on how neurons control whether mice turn right or left while walking could prove useful for people with motor disorders.

Mathias Traczyk-Copenhagen • futurity
May 12, 2020 ~3 min

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