The Ohio City Farm in Cleveland provides low-cost land, shared facilities and technical assistance to support entrepreneurial farmers.
Four out of 5 Americans live in cities, so urban planning can make a big difference in our lifestyles – especially if it promotes healthy diets and physical activity.
Radical thinking in Greater Manchester’s cycling and walking plan could direct cities away from car-focused infrastructure.
You don’t have to run a marathon to get into better shape. Make walking a part of your routine every day.
Getting in better shape is one of Americans’ top resolutions for the new year, but many people give up after six months. Here are some suggestions to make exercise enjoyable so you can stick with it.
Danuvius guggenmosi fossil.
Newly discovered extinct ape Danuvius has some human-like features, but that doesn’t mean it could walk like us.
It doesn’t take much to get us walking more.
We just need shops, cafes and other services within easy reach to get us walking extra minutes in our busy days.
The way a person with Lewy body dementia walks is different from the way a person with Alzheimer’s walks.
Having better diagnostic tools will allow healthcare professionals to provide the best care possible.
Just off Washington Square in New York City.
Trees clean urban air, store carbon, slow floodwaters and can be used to design safer streets. Scholars are starting to calculate what these services are worth – a fitting topic for Arbor Day.
As little as 20 minutes of exercise a day can offset a sedentary lifestyle. And that exercise can include walking the dog.
Getting enough exercise to offset the health impacts of sitting might be easier than you think, new research shows.
The science of getting quickly and safely to the bottom.
In many cities, convention holds that there’s a lane for walking and a lane for standing on the escalator. But human systems engineers suggest this isn’t the most efficient option for the system.
Other people influence how we vote, what jobs we apply for, which gadgets we buy – so of course they influence how we get around the city.
Lower Snug looking across North West Bay to Mt Wellington, Tasmania.
Alone and adrift in Melbourne, Cassandra Pybus returned on a whim to her childhood home of Tasmania. There, she rediscovered nature’s power, encountering the island’s difficult history as well as her own.
Walking has a variety of health benefits.
Many of us are programmed to aim for 10,000 steps a day. This target is not right for everyone – but we can all benefit from setting step goals to increase our activity.
Uninviting, car-dominated streets, like this one in Melbourne, reduce our experience menu by discouraging beneficial activities like walking and sharing places with other people.
If the menu of potential activities that do us good is made to look uninviting or challenging, we are more likely to choose the easier but less healthy option.
Children’s travel needs are a big factor in private car use.
The private car is the default transport option for many families. This reduces physical activity and increases greenhouse gas emissions, with unhealthy results for their children and the environment.
Most of Kyoto’s narrow streets could become no-car zones.
The city where the Kyoto Protocol was signed resolved some years ago to move away from cars and towards low-emission alternatives for getting around. And it’s making real progress towards that goal.
A very precise kind of electrical stimulation has allowed three people with spinal cord injury to walk again.
Research published today shows that walking again is possible for individuals with spinal cord injury. After electrical stimulation, three people with lower leg paralysis could walk to some extent.
It can feel much faster to get the bus – but that could all be a matter of perspective.
Riding your bike is by far the healthiest way of getting around.
What’s your risk of dying if you cycle to work, versus the health benefits? What about walking, or driving, or catching a train? Here are the risks and benefits.
The settings on traffic lights make pedestrians wait longer by giving higher priority to vehicle traffic.
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Everyone doesn’t simply wait their turn at traffic lights. Signals are set up to enable a ‘green wave’ for cars and adjust to heavy traffic, making walkers wait longer no matter how many there are.
OK, you don’t need the poles. But you should pick up the pace.
A new study found those who reported walking faster were less likely to die prematurely.