Posts Tagged ‘walking’

Power walking stuff, discipline and daily routines / Johnson´s dictionary online

12 October 2021

twitter: @eugenio_fouz


I am reading a handbook on walking for fitness these days. Here it it the reference: Jerald D. Hawkins and Sandra M. Hawkins. Walking for Fun and Fitness. Wadsworth, Belmont (California), 2011. 

In the introductory pages-page 7- it says: 

Power walking has been compared to cross-country skiing without the skis. While done at the same pace as fitness walking (3 to 6 miles per hour), power walking enthusiasts intensify the effects of the exercise by using exaggerated arm swing and hand weights or other external props, or both.’

walking with d


Therefore, I have been thinking about my power walking stuff. Basically, I wear running shoes, ankle socks, pants / tights, 2 T-shirts, and a cap to protect my head from the sun heat as well as walk incognito. I also wear a digital watch, keys and a face mask (whenever I happen to come across anyone during my 50 minute-walk). Now, from my readings on handbooks about Power Walking I am going to carry a pair of small dumbbells (0.5 kgs each) with me. It is important to be conscious of your arms while you walk. In fact, self-awareness of your whole self is important.

The best hour of the day in my daily schedule is around 3:30 p.m. Frequency walk, 5 or 6 days a week.


Caminar rápido… (Vogue)




gym in the early morning

listen to a pair of podcasts (

walk everywhere [+power walking discipline]


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Johnson´s dictionary online




Walking, walking …

3 October 2021

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Seven benefits of walking …

Hannah Roberts

Insider; 17.06.2020

‘Walking is a form of exercise that can significantly improve your physical and mental health. Not only can it extend your life and prevent disease, but it can also boost your energy and mood.

In addition, studies show that if you walk regularly and quickly enough, it could be the only aerobic exercise you need to keep your heart and lungs healthy.

It’s also accessible, easy, and free. So if you’re one of the 47% of adults in the US who don’t meet the CDC’s Physical Activity Guidelines for aerobic activity, then walking is a habit worth pursuing and keeping.’



Christine Turlington, model




The Way Top Models walk

@YouTube video, 8:06 mins.




Me, myself, things I like, my schedule

7 July 2021

twitter: @eugenio_fouz




I like, among many others, these things: 

Spanish language, the movies, music, literature, blogging, voices, dogs, pedagogy, semantics, grammar, solitude, ambiguity, painting, oxymora, dictionaries, trees, mail, handwriting, walking, radio, hyperbatons, travelling, taking photos, photography, teaching, journalism, diaries, ball pens, books, pencils, blocs, podcasts, learning, style in writing, newspapers, fashion, Latin, puns, slow jogging, beaches, museums, jazz, poetry, English language, social media, communication, wine, flowers, literature, dictionaries, birds, women


Horario habitual (my schedule)

yes plan





Johnie Walker

29 May 2020

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we love cycling dot com


“Have you heard the recommendation to walk at least 10,000 steps every day to stay healthy? Sounds good, but what if you’d rather ride your bike? Which way of keeping healthy is more effective? Let’s take a closer look.

Walking takes up more time

Walking 10,000 steps would transport the average person about 8 km (5 mi). If we consider the average speed of walking, 5 km/h (3 mph), then it would take roughly 1 hour and 36 minutes to complete the daily amount of steps.” (…)


the guardian

(readers´s comments)


What is better for me, cycling 5 miles or walking 5 miles?
“There are so many variables in this calcualtion as to make any answer pretty meaningless. How many gears does your bike have? What gear will you be cycling in? Are you going uphill, downhill or both? You might be able to freewheel the whole way, so running would certainly expend more energy. What kind of surface are you cycling/running on? How fast are you planning to run/cycle? The list of variables is endless.” (…),5753,-25888,00.html


livestrong dot com


Exercise Bike Vs. Walking / By Chris Dinesen Rogers

“For an efficient, low-impact workout, you can’t go wrong with an exercise bike or walking. Both activities help you maintain a healthy weight and improve your cardiovascular health.

With an exercise bike at home or walking, you can train at any time. Each allows you to slow down the pace or ramp up the intensity as needed. When deciding which activity to do, choose the one that keeps you challenged and motivated.” (…)


[Mirna Ortiz, Guatemalan marcher]


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