walking http://www.kplu.org en Study: Residents of walkable areas don't always walk more http://www.kplu.org/post/study-residents-walkable-areas-dont-always-walk-more <p><span style="font-size: 10pt; color: rgb(80, 0, 80); line-height: normal; font-family: Arial;">Having a </span>walkable<span style="font-size: 10pt; color: rgb(80, 0, 80); line-height: normal; font-family: Arial;"> neighborhood has become a hot selling point for real estate. It’s also supposed to be better for your health — if it gets you out moving more.</span></p><div class="im" style="color: rgb(80, 0, 80); line-height: normal; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 10pt;">But a study in Seattle suggests people don’t necessarily walk more just because they live in a walkable area.</span></p></div><p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 8119 at http://www.kplu.org Study: Residents of walkable areas don't always walk more Color Run: A colorful day in Seattle http://www.kplu.org/post/color-run-colorful-day-seattle <blockquote><p>&quot;I was so distracted by all the happy people and color,&quot; says runner Sofia Jaramillo. &quot;It didn&#39;t even feel like a run just an all around good time.&quot;</p></blockquote><p>Thousands of excited runners and walkers gathered as a plain white canvas at the Seattle Center Sunday morning awaiting to enter a sea of color.</p><p>The first wave of 1,000 participants took off at approximately 8:30am followed by five more waves every five minutes for Seattle&rsquo;s first Color Run.</p> Sun, 13 May 2012 23:07:29 +0000 Evan Hoover 5013 at http://www.kplu.org Color Run: A colorful day in Seattle Two unlikely advocates meet http://www.kplu.org/post/two-unlikely-advocates-meet <p>Two interesting young men from opposite sides of the country ran into each other in southern Louisiana last week.</p><p>Both men coincidently crossed paths in Franklin, La. as they trekked across the country east-to-west and west-to-east.</p><p>23-year-old Andrew Forsthoefel of Chadds Ford, Pa. and 36-year-old George Throop of Vancouver, Wa shared stories of their journeys over bananas and water in a true vagabond nature.</p><p>Forsthoefel began his journey on Oct. 14, 2011 for one reason in particular&mdash;to celebrate the stories that each individual has to offer.</p> Mon, 12 Mar 2012 16:19:09 +0000 Evan Hoover 4405 at http://www.kplu.org Two unlikely advocates meet