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(Japan Today)   You're walking WRONG, so gait expert tells you how to walk the right way for good health. "Some people walk like pelicans, others like penguins, others still like gorillas. They are not the role models for us"   (japantoday.com) divider line
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2022-08-14 6:41:04 PM  
Walking can add 20 years to your life, it says, citing American research.

At the end, when there's no fun.

They always leave that part out.
 
2022-08-14 6:43:45 PM  
The Bangles - Walk Like an Egyptian (Official Video)
Youtube Cv6tuzHUuuk
 
2022-08-14 6:44:40 PM  
Southern Culture On The Skids - Camel Walk ‌ - Bohemia Afterdark
Youtube KUP5rwVNJko
 
2022-08-14 6:45:21 PM  
As my brain starts rolling, I think there could be an entire SMMC thread with walks. Might have already happened.
 
2022-08-14 6:50:45 PM  
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2022-08-14 6:55:17 PM  
Dire Straits - Walk Of Life
Youtube kd9TlGDZGkI
 
2022-08-14 7:06:27 PM  
We've only been doing this about a quarter million years.  Our backs, hips and knees are still not up to the job.  Evolution takes time.
 
2022-08-14 7:51:53 PM  
A staunch medical advocate is Dr Kazuhiro Nagao, whose 2018 bestseller bears a title that pretty much speaks for itself: "90 percent of illnesses are curable by walking." Preventable too, no doubt.

Old joke:
Guy goes to his doctor for a physical. The doctor says he needs to exercise more. "Start walking three miles a day and call me in a month. It will also help your mood."

The guy calls his doctor a month later. Doc asks "how's it going?'

Guy answers: "Doc, you were right! I'm 90 miles from the house and never felt better!'
 
2022-08-14 7:52:34 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Walking can add 20 years to your life, it says, citing American research.

At the end, when there's no fun.

They always leave that part out.



Walking shortens "that part" in addition to extending the fun.

/1.8 m/s
 
2022-08-14 7:54:11 PM  
I walk like a duck. I also quack like a duck.

I NEED THE EGGS OK?
 
2022-08-14 8:35:26 PM  
I'm doing this new Paleo walk where you drag your knuckles on the ground.  I've lost 10lbs and my stamina's way up.
 
2022-08-14 8:37:52 PM  
. . . best of all my girlfriend says it's added inches to my brow ridge.
 
2022-08-14 8:46:38 PM  

DarnoKonrad: I'm doing this new Paleo walk where you drag your knuckles on the ground.  I've lost 10lbs and my stamina's way up.


Until winter comes.
 
2022-08-14 9:22:31 PM  
Ministry of Silly Walks
Youtube eCLp7zodUiI
 
2022-08-14 9:44:35 PM  
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2022-08-14 10:45:25 PM  

common sense is an oxymoron: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Walking can add 20 years to your life, it says, citing American research.

At the end, when there's no fun.

They always leave that part out.


Walking shortens "that part" in addition to extending the fun.

/1.8 m/s


If you're rich with spare time in a safe space, sure.
 
2022-08-14 11:20:17 PM  
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2022-08-14 11:32:02 PM  
Depends where you live.  Something like 5 months of the year, my employer keeps telling me to "walk like a penguin".  Because they don't want to call the ambulance and have to deal with the on the job injuries in the parking lot during winter.

/moved to Rochester, NY
//presumably the locals grew up on snow
///me?  I'm from (barely) south of the Mason Dixon line (last place I lived I could bicycle across the thing from where I was living)
 
2022-08-14 11:42:03 PM  
RUN DMC - Walk This Way (Official HD Video) ft. Aerosmith
Youtube 4B_UYYPb-Gk
 
2022-08-14 11:55:29 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Walking can add 20 years to your life, it says, citing American research.
At the end, when there's no fun.
They always leave that part out.


Walking is fun.
 
2022-08-14 11:58:23 PM  
Kero Kero Bonito - Flamingo (English Version)
Youtube oJIkBSaGiG0
 
2022-08-15 12:19:55 AM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: common sense is an oxymoron: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Walking can add 20 years to your life, it says, citing American research.

At the end, when there's no fun.

They always leave that part out.


Walking shortens "that part" in addition to extending the fun.

/1.8 m/s

If you're rich with spare time in a safe space, sure.


Rich? Hardly.

As for time and space, I'm pretty sure that sustained walking speed is just a walking guru's proxy for the main causative factor of cardiovascular fitness in general, and any aerobic exercise regimen should improve walking speed as well.
 
2022-08-15 1:10:07 AM  
I'm pretty sure Dr Kazuhiro Nagao is a clueless quack.
 
2022-08-15 1:58:19 AM  
Young Frankenstein Walk This Way Marty Feldman
Youtube dNTToXKgwZc
 
2022-08-15 1:59:04 AM  
Robin Hood: Men In Tights
Youtube fW8GqrNG6V4
 
2022-08-15 2:00:34 AM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Walking can add 20 years to your life, it says, citing American research.

At the end, when there's no fun.

They always leave that part out.


Stewart Lee - Rejected Fitness First Advertisements (& a dead mouse)
Youtube 2VLww6mmkQg
 
2022-08-15 2:18:09 AM  
Yeah, but...

Missing Persons - Walking In L.A.
Youtube 80WyBxo0Hto
 
2022-08-15 2:37:49 AM  
Everything But The Girl - Walking Wounded
Youtube EBQmlWVamFM
 
2022-08-15 3:14:36 AM  
o/''' Wok this way, tok this way o/'''

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2022-08-15 3:41:07 AM  
Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons - Walk Like Man
Youtube aaKpo2lFzH8
 
2022-08-15 3:58:08 AM  
The All Seeing I (Feat. Tony Christie) - Walk Like A Panther (Official Music Video)
Youtube ZyR4ut8Vjdo
Castle Market - Wikipedia
 
2022-08-15 4:03:30 AM  
The All Seeing I featuring Jarvis Cocker - Walk Like A Panther - Top Of The Pops 29-01-1999
Youtube jyLpTAVa9dM
 
2022-08-15 6:18:24 AM  
You also gotta have the right footwear:

Nancy Sinatra - These Boots Are Made for Walkin'
Youtube SbyAZQ45uww
 
2022-08-15 6:51:03 AM  
who the fark wants to live to 100.  there is no fun living that old.  you sleep most of the day and all the people you knew are dead
 
2022-08-15 7:15:00 AM  

ltdanman44: who the fark wants to live to 100.  there is no fun living that old.  you sleep most of the day and all the people you knew are dead


Yes, but that includes the people who did you harm.

/if I am still taking 5 km walks every day, I can live with 100.
 
2022-08-15 7:21:39 AM  
I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: ...

If you're rich with spare time in a safe space, sure.

You're saying walking is an expensive approach to cardio? Seriously?
Because compared to fitness club membership, swimming pool fees, personal trainers, or classes, a new pair of walking shoes every year (or less frequently) is dirt cheap.

/I get it if you live in some blighted urban hellscape, but that is the only argument against walking, and does not apply to most.
//walking is also less expensive than cardiologist co-pays, but this offer may vary if your country has a civilized health care system.
 
2022-08-15 7:34:46 AM  
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2022-08-15 8:09:19 AM  

Laobaojun: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: ...

If you're rich with spare time in a safe space, sure.

You're saying walking is an expensive approach to cardio? Seriously?
Because compared to fitness club membership, swimming pool fees, personal trainers, or classes, a new pair of walking shoes every year (or less frequently) is dirt cheap.

/I get it if you live in some blighted urban hellscape, but that is the only argument against walking, and does not apply to most.
//walking is also less expensive than cardiologist co-pays, but this offer may vary if your country has a civilized health care system.


Free time, I meant, which strongly corresponds with wealth.
 
2022-08-15 12:57:42 PM  
On the advanced planets, they're working in 5 & 6 dimensions

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2022-08-15 1:30:49 PM  
A heavy-set woman goes into a drug store and asks for talcum powder. The bowlegged clerk says, "Walk this way," and the woman answers, "If I could walk that way I wouldn't need talcum powder!"
 
2022-08-15 3:38:41 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Laobaojun: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: ...

If you're rich with spare time in a safe space, sure.

You're saying walking is an expensive approach to cardio? Seriously?
Because compared to fitness club membership, swimming pool fees, personal trainers, or classes, a new pair of walking shoes every year (or less frequently) is dirt cheap.

/I get it if you live in some blighted urban hellscape, but that is the only argument against walking, and does not apply to most.
//walking is also less expensive than cardiologist co-pays, but this offer may vary if your country has a civilized health care system.

Free time, I meant, which strongly corresponds with wealth.


So walk a few circles around the living room while watching [insert television show]. A 40 minute show will get you 2/3rd of the way to that 5km walked.

/And if you're too tired from being on your feet all day at work you don't have to because you already walked the distance
 
2022-08-15 4:25:25 PM  
I've thought about it get a fitness tracker then I remember the word TRACKER.

I assume if there was one that was truly F/OSS and devoid of corporate surveillance, they would be the size akin to wearing a Raspberry Pi on your wrist.

Plus after decades of not wearing a watch, not sure I want to go back.  And pedometers are still too bulky.
 
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