Did You Know – Fun Facts

Did You Know – Fun Facts

Side Walk! Walking sideways burns 78 percent more calories than walking forward. Lateral motion takes extra effort by putting your body to work in unfamiliar ways. Walk Away From Trouble A study done at the University of Pittsburgh found that postmenopausal women who had…

10 Minutes Counts!

10 Minutes Counts!

Not having a consecutive half hour is no longer a reason not to get up and get moving! If you only have 10 minutes, use it to your advantage. It will all add up to a healthier you! Stanford University took a group of…

Top Ten Reasons To Walk!

Top Ten Reasons To Walk!

There are a ton more reasons and we’ll continue to share them with you! If you have your own Top 10 list, please send it to us. We’ll share it with the world. Just click here: mailto:info@walkingconnection.com.

Poster Board Dreams – Peru

Poster Board Dreams – Peru

A memory…BRIGHT RED poster board with thoughtfully placed National Geographic images adhered by glue from a rubber tipped brown glass bottle. Dark eyes and faint smiles, figures wrapped in crayola color telling of life on the highest navigable lake in the world. At 12…

A Special Place

A Special Place

On our first Walking Connection trip to Peru in 2000, our guide Fernando took us to a special place. It was an artisans’ pottery workshop in the peaceful countryside of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. When I stepped up through the massive doors…

If You Only WALK Long Enough

If You Only WALK Long Enough

One of my favorite passages: “‘Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?’ ‘That depends a good deal on where you want to go to,’ said the Cat ‘I don’t much care where…’ said Alice. ‘Then it doesn’t matter…

Desert Ramblings: Am I An Antique?

Desert Ramblings: Am I An Antique?

Every time we go for a walk in the desert behind our house we always find something new. Sometimes it is a gift from nature, the first spring wildflower, an intriguing rock formation or an animal print that causes us to wonder what animal…

When Walking Is A Way Of Life!

When Walking Is A Way Of Life!

About this time of year, I often become curious about the people who set New Year’s resolutions and how successful they were (so far) in keeping them. Many, I imagine, have been forgotten or tossed aside in frustration. We have such good intentions on…

Breaking Your Comfort Zone!

Breaking Your Comfort Zone!

It is always good to review your current training program and note your successes and areas that you feel need improvement. Many times we have a tendency to stay in our own comfort zones by walking the same route or distance and sticking to…

Do You Want To Burn More FAT?

Do You Want To Burn More FAT?

Then don’t just stand there, lift something! Did you know that a pound of fat burns only 2 calories per day? On the other hand, a pound of muscle burns a whopping 38 calories per day! Do you want to burn more fat? Then…

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