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What are the national transportation-related surveys that include bicycling?

United States Census, 1990 & 2000: Percentage of journeys to work by bicycle in 1990: 0.41% (466,856 people) Percentage of journeys to work by bicycle in 2000: 0.38% (488,497 people -- data are based on a sample and are subject to sampling variability) ...more >

What is Active Living?

"Active Living" means being active as an integrated part of everyday life. It is both a lifestyle and a strategy to help those at risk for diseases that may be related to a sedentary way of life ( ...more >

What is Active Living?

"Active Living" means being active as an integrated part of everyday life. It is both a lifestyle and a strategy to help those at risk for diseases that may be related to a sedentary way of life ( ...more >

Is there widespread support for walking?

A national Surface Transportation Policy Project survey released in 2003 showed that many Americans are in favor of walking more places, and they are willing to invest what is necessary to make it possible. ...more >

I get sore from walking. What should I do?

First, consider whether there are any underlying health conditions that may attribute to muscle soreness. When in doubt, consult a healthcare provider. In general, however, like other physical activity, ...more >

Is it possible to walk too much?

Yes, but it is not very likely unless an individual has health-related limitations. Just like other types of physical activity, by building the length of time and the intensity of the activity over time, ...more >

How do I choose a pedometer?

There is a wide selection of pedometers, varying in degrees of accuracy, features, and price. In general, more expensive pedometers have more features and tend to be more accurate. However, a basic pedometer can cost $ ...more >

What are the health benefits of walking?

The health benefits of regular physical activity are far-reaching. Physical activity doesn't have to be very strenuous for an individual to reap significant health benefits. Even small increases in light to moderate activity, ...more >

How do I find comfortable walking shoes?

Remember, there is a difference in shoes designed specifically for walking and those designed for running. Finding the right walking shoes for you can enhance your performance and decrease your risk of pain or injuries from using the wrong kind of shoes. ...more >

Is walking outside better than walking indoors?

From a physical activity perspective , walking indoors on a treadmill and outdoors have mostly similar effects, though there is some difference in the number of calories burned and the muscles worked. ...more >