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The Family Walk - a Dying Tradition Around the World?
Date:12/17/2009

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"Walking is an inclusive activity, allowing families to share a common interest and spend quality time in the fresh air(2). It is also worth noting that increasing physical activity through walking would have an impact on global obesity figures, as well as providing a free alternative to thegym."

Matthias Schneider, certified sports scientist and member of the MBT Academy International comments: "According to the research we commissioned in conjunction with Loughborough University, an average 36% of participants also reported that their footwear was uncomfortable. This prevents them from walking regularly because they were concerned about damaging their feet. At MBT, we are encouraging people to kick off the next decade committed to being more active. Simply by walking in MBTs you can tone core muscles, improve posture and balance and increase calorie burn."

* Survey conducted on 5236 individuals across Europe and US by researchers at Loughborough University.

1 - Morris and Hardman 1997

2 - National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) 2006

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