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Urban ranger is an inspirational metaphor to get you walking. Warning: there is poetry involved. Discuss it here.
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Chris Graeme
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Post by Chris Graeme » Tue Jul 17, 2007 5:23 pm

Hi there

I've not been around here posting for a while.....anyway, a sciencific article I spotted recently about walking and its benefits:

http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.com/in ... =4414&UID=

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Chris

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Post by reinhard » Wed Jul 18, 2007 2:23 pm

Thanks for the link!

A little snippet:
In conclusion, humans evolved to walk upright over the past million years. Over the past 200,000 years, people populated the earth by walking across it. Our bodies evolved to walk. As recent as 150 years ago, 90% of the world’s population lived in agricultural regions, and, like our distant ancestors, walked to work, physically exerted themselves at work, and walked home at the end of the day. Water carriage, food preparation, and clothes washing were intensively manual, and walking was required for socialization. In the short span of 150 years, we have forsaken our legs as a means of locomotion, work, and leisure. We are designed to walk all day long, and Nemoto’s article suggests that we should.

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