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D.C. ranks among cities where most people walk to work

The D.C. area is home to many public transit options from buses to bike-sharing -- so it may come as no surprise that the nation's capital ranked highly among the cities where most people walk to work.

Monday - 05/19/2014, 11:32am EDT

Tags: walk to work, 24/7 Wall St., D.C., walkability, Sarah Beth Hensley

Winter weather safety: Tips for walking in snow and ice

Driving in snow and ice can be dangerous, but walking in the same conditions can be treacherous as well.

Wednesday - 12/11/2013, 06:34am EST

Tags: winter weather, ice, snow,

Walking cuts risk of Type 2 diabetes in seniors

Researchers at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services say a 15-minute walk, three times a day after meals, helps seniors keep their blood sugar levels in-check and cuts their risk for developing Type 2 diabetes.

Wednesday - 06/12/2013, 04:31am EDT

Tags: Paula Wolfson, Diabetes Care, George Washington University, diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, Loretta DiPietro, seniors

Study: Fast walkers stay ahead of the game

Some folks like to take time to smell the roses, but walking quickly could mean you'll be around longer to enjoy them.

Monday - 06/10/2013, 06:11am EDT

Tags: aging

Improv group combats 'texting and walking' with NYC stunt

To raise awareness about the dangers of walking and texting, an improv group took to the streets of New York City recently and provided "seeing-eye people" for folks whose eyes were stuck on their cellphone screens.

Friday - 05/03/2013, 12:12pm EDT

Tags: texting, Improv, New York City

Stressed out? Take a walk

Stress has a tight grip on many Americans, but exercise is a good way to fight it, experts say.

Tuesday - 04/23/2013, 09:22am EDT

Tags: stress, Kathleen Hall, Fairfax Hackley, exercise, dick uliano

Study: Walking, just as healthy as running

You may not be missing out if you spot runners speed past you along a sidewalk or bike trail. A new study shows walkers get similar health benefits as those who jog or run.

Friday - 04/05/2013, 03:00pm EDT

Tags: running, health benefits, American Heart Association, CDC, Rock Creek Park

New D.C. traffic signals give pedestrians control

With the push of a button, people trying to cross some D.C. streets can bring traffic to a stop.

Thursday - 04/04/2013, 09:04am EDT

Tags: Andrew Mollenbeck, pedestrians, traffic, traffic light, George Branyan, Jonquil Street