Calgary is Canada’s BEST city for Walking!

Yes, it is true. I have walked Canadian cities from coast to coast and this I know is true, Calgary is the best city for walking, by a long shot. What makes Calgary such a walking paradise is the way nature is integrated into all parts of the city. When you add canopies of trees to a street, it makes for a nicer walk. Our urban forests blanket communities thanks to early parks superintendents William Reader and William Pearce.     A...

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Self-propelled kids in Calgary told to make way for drivers when CBE letter should have said: DRIVE LESS!

  The letter below should have began with: WATCH OUT FOR GROUPS OF KIDS ON FOOT AND BIKE! PLEASE DRIVE LESS OR AVOID DRIVING ON THE SIDE-STREETS AROUND SCHOOLS My son has been a self-propelled commuter to school and back all his life. When he moved schools in grade 5 he changed from walking to cycling since the school was further away. I have blogged and videoed about his bike gang and they have been written up by Tom Babin in the Calgary...

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Be healthier in 2014 with these “revolutionary” treatments

Be healthier in 2014 with these “revolutionary” treatments

  From the Globe and Mail article on Jan. 5, Fifteen things Canadians can do to be healthier this year, here are two fantastic suggestions by two experts in mental and physical wellness; get outside and walk more! Living a healthy lifestyle is pretty simple stuff.           Try a revolutionary ‘new’ treatment There is a super expensive new drug coming out. It reduces heart disease by 60 per cent, cancer by 27 per...

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“Alberta Walkability Roadshow” research missed the big picture and won’t get people to walk more

“Alberta Walkability Roadshow” research missed the big picture and won’t get people to walk more

We have all heard that walking is good for us for a whole bunch of reasons. And in case you have not heard why walking is the best acitvity for your health, then check out one of my favourite presentations on why you need to walk more by Doc Mike Evans. The bigger question is why do people walk? Or better still, why don’t people walk, or exercise, more? Active living, or incorporating activity into your every day, is the goal of all...

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