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Physical exercise

Main article: Terrestrial locomotionsee also: GaitHorses__Main article: Horse gaitThe walk, a four-beat gaitThe walk is a four-beat gait that averages about 4 miles per hour (6.4 km/h). When walking, ...
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In robotics
The first successful attempts at walking robots tended to have six legs. The number of legs was reduced as microprocessor technology advanced, and there are now a number of robots that can walk on two ...
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Human walking is accomplished with a strategy called the double pendulum. During forward motion, the leg that leaves the ground swings forward from the hip. This sweep is the first pendulum. Then the ...
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A leisure activity
Main article: HikingMany people enjoy walk as a recreation in the mainly urban modern world, and it is one of the best forms of exercise. For some walking is a way to enjoy nature and the outdoors and ...
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Variants of walking
Scrambling, is a method of ascending a hill or mountain that involves using both hands, because of the steepness of the terrain. Of necessity it will be a slow and careful form of walking and with pos ...
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The origins of walking
It is theorized that "walking" among tetrapods originated underwater with air-breathing fish that could "walk" underwater, giving rise to the plethora of land-dwelling life that walk on four or two li ...
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Health benefits of walking
Main article: Physical exerciseRegular, brisk exercise of any kind can improve confidence, stamina, energy, weight control and life expectancy and reduce stress. While it can also reduce the risk of c ...
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Difference from running
Main article: RunningSee also: JoggingRacewalkers at the World Cup Trials in 1987The word walk is descended from the Old English wealcan "to roll". In humans and other bipeds, walking is generally dis ...
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Walking (also known as ambulation) is one of the main gaits of locomotion among legged animals, and is typically slower than running and other gaits. Walking is defined by an 'inverted pendulum' gait ...
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Issues and considerations
Amateur and professionalModern sports have complex rules and are highly organized.See also: professional sport and amateur sportSport can be undertaken on an amateur, professional or semi-professional ...
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Gender participation This section requires expansion. (March 2012)See also: Women's sportsFemale participation continues to rise alongside the opportunity for involvement and the value of sports for c ...
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Fair play
SportsmanshipMain article: SportsmanshipSee also: Gamesmanship and Winning isn't everything; it's the only thingSportsmanship is an attitude that strives for fair play, courtesy toward teammates and o ...
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History of sport
There are artifacts and structures that suggest that the Chinese engaged in sporting activities as early as 2000 BC. Gymnastics appears to have been a popular sport in China's ancient past. Monuments ...
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Meaning and usage
Etymology"Sport" comes from the Old French desport meaning "leisure", with the oldest definition in English from around 1300 being "anything humans find amusing or entertaining".Other meanings include ...
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Sport (or sports) is all forms of usually competitive physical activity which, through casual or organised participation, aim to use, maintain or improve physical ability and skills while providing en ...
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