Walking FAQs:


Q: Is walking typically slower than running and other gaits?

A: Yes.

Q: Is walking accomplished with a strategy called the double pendulum?

A: Yes.

Q: Is walking used for short walks?

A: Yes, and especially in towns and cities.

Q: Is walking generally distinguished from running in that only one foot at a time leaves contact with the ground and there is a period of double-support?

A: Yes.

Q: Is walking defined by an 'inverted pendulum' gait in which the body vaults over the stiff limb or limbs with each step?

A: Yes.

Q: Is walking also considered to be a clear example of a sustainable mode of transport?

A: Yes, and especially suited for urban use and/or relatively shorter distances.

Q: Is walking to lift the shoes slightly and slide the inner edges over each other?

A: Yes, and thus avoiding the unnatural and fatiguing "straddle-gait" that would otherwise be necessary.

Q: Is walking a sport that is based on walk on the sand of the beach?

A: Yes.

Q: Is walking a long-distance athletic event?

A: Yes.

Q: Is walking a way to enjoy nature and the outdoors?

A: Yes, and for others the physical, sporting and endurance aspect is more important.

Q: Is walking a physical activity and a sport?

A: Yes, and which is performed with specially designed walking poles similar to ski poles.

Q: Is walking "The Walking the Way to Health Initiative"?

A: Yes, and organized by the British walkers association The Ramblers, which is the largest volunteer led walking scheme in the United Kingdom.