Tag Archives: Walking

Nervous About Walking Alone at Night? Add a Virtual Companion

I’m 25 years old and my mother still ends our conversations with “Make sure you text me when you get home.” Though I’m an adult, she still worries about my safety. And she’s not the only one. After an outing, close friends often ask that I let them know when I make it in. When we’re walking alone, most of ... Read More »

Walking for Health: Just 10-Minutes Might be Enough

If you’re not a person who would like to sweat it out in the gym, just a few minutes of sedentary time with some sort of movement may help improve your health. In a new study involving over 3,000 people aged 50 to 79, the researchers found that the least active people were five times more likely to die during ... Read More »

Soon, You Could Charge Your Smartphone by Walking

Mechanical engineers from University of Wisconsin-Madison are developing an innovative energy harvesting and storage technology that can reduce reliance on batteries in mobile devices and charge your smartphone as you walk. Tom Krupenkin, professor of mechanical engineering, and senior scientist J Ashley Taylor described a technology that could capture the energy of human motion to power mobile electronic devices. This ... Read More »