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Good Question: How Many Steps Should We Be Taking Daily?

As more and more of us are wearing our health technology on our arms, it is become easier to figure just how much we are exercising. You have likely heard the new magic number of how many daily steps we should be taking is 10,000, but it turns out that number is not new — and it is also somewhat arbitrary.

06/24/2015

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Study: People Drink Less Soda When They See What It Takes To Walk Off

We’ve heard plenty of studies already about soda and how it’s harmful to our health. But that isn’t keeping many Americans from drinking it.

10/20/2014

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MN Man Close To Accomplishing Goal Of Walking Around The World

To walk around the world seems like an impossible feat, but a Minnesota man is coming close to accomplishing it. Andrew Siess has completed a good portion of the “North American” leg of his trek, bringing him three-fourths of his way to walking around the globe.

07/20/2014

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How to Pass The Time While Fishing

Try out these tips from John Gierach, author of “All Fisherman Are Liars,” the next time the fish just aren’t biting.

05/07/2014

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How To Stay Healthy While Traveling

Whether it’s a business trip, vacation with family or a solo venture, there’s nothing much worse than feeling under the weather or having an upset stomach from unhealthy foods. Here are 10 tips to stay healthy while traveling.

03/18/2014

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Study: Treadmill Desks Improve Productivity, Creativity At Work

Many of us have jobs that keep us sitting at desks for most of the day. But what if you could work at your desk and be active at the same time? The University of Minnesota just released the findings of a study that looked at the benefits of treadmill desks. Employees at Salo in Minneapolis have been using them for years.

03/03/2014

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6 Abandoned Olympic Venues You Can Still Visit

If you’re tuning into the Sochi Winter Olympics this year, it’s hard not to wonder what these Olympic venues will look like in ten years. While we wait for the answer, check out these abandoned Olympic venues you can still travel to.

02/13/2014

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Police: Pedestrian Hit, Killed In Shoreview

A pedestrian was hit and killed Tuesday afternoon on the 5500 block of Lexington Avenue in Shoreview, Minn., according to authorities. The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office said officers arrived on the scene at 12:55 p.m. Tuesday after a vehicle driving northbound on Lexington Avenue, north of County Road I, collided with an adult male.

08/20/2013

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Good Question: Is Running Or Walking Healthier?

Some studies have shown running to be a better exercise when it comes to our health. But, other studies – even from the same data set – have seemingly shown the opposite. So, what is better: running or walking?

05/30/2013

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MN Inventor Says ‘Moto Knee’ Can Help Amputees Walk – Even Run

CBS News Correspondent, Ben Tracy, introduces us to a Minnesota inventor who believes his invention can get Boston bombing victims not only get back on their feet, but run.

05/26/2013

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It’s Walking Day Across The Twin Cities

Many in the Twin Cities will be wearing their walking shoes on Wednesday. That’s because employees are encouraged to wear sneakers to work and take at least 30 minutes out of their day to get up and walk.

04/03/2013

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Report: Bicycling In Mpls. Up 56 Percent Since 2007

A new report says bicycling and walking has increased over the past six years in Minneapolis.

03/01/2013

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Dog Falls 5 Stories & Survives Thanks To U Of M Technology

A Twin Cities dog owner calls her best friend a “miracle.” Once a runner, it’s now amazing 3-year-old Gauge can even walk.

02/13/2013

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Best Running Clubs In Minnesota

Finding the perfect running group can be difficult, but with these five groups, the choice becomes a bit easier.

01/19/2013

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Uptick In Run/Walk Events Keep Permit Departments Busy

The popularity of run/walk events in the Twin Cities – a metro area known for its runners – has skyrocketed in recent years and it’s creating extra work for city permitting departments.

06/13/2012

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Expert Says Walking Can Be Better For You Than Running

Given the option to run or walk, most people have always thought that running is the better workout. According to local marathon runner and owner of Running Room, John Stanton, that’s not the case.

05/17/2012

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Mall Of America Is Walkers’ Paradise Before Stores Open

We think of the Mall Of America as a shopping Mecca — a place where people spend their hard-earned money. But about 200 Minnesotans have found it to be the perfect place to get their daily walk in.

11/10/2011

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Man Bikes Across US, Encourages Students To Bike

Keeping kids fit is a constant challenge in these days of computers and video games. One thing that can help: walking and biking to school.

10/11/2011

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Thousands Walk 3 Days For Breast Cancer

Thousands of men and women have committed to spend their entire weekend walking.

08/19/2011

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Minneapolis Ranked 9th Of The Most Walkable U.S. Cities

We know that the Twin Cities metro is one of the best areas in the country to ride a bike, but how do our cities fare for people who walk around town?

08/08/2011

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Injured Roseville Police Dog Makes Amazing Progress

The Roseville police dog that was stabbed and beaten by a burglary suspect has done the seemingly impossible. He is barking and walking again.

11/24/2010

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Best Walking Tours In The Twin Cities

History, architecture and nature help create our beautiful city and one way to experience it all is via one of the many walking tours offered. Here are some of the best.

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Warrior Walker In Town

An Arizona man who calls himself the “Warrior Walker” brings his battle against obesity to the University of Minnesota today.

09/17/2010