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The Iverson Mall Walkers

This group of spunky seniors in Maryland have been strolling their way to better health and social interaction since 1989 at the Iverson Mall in Hillcrest Heights, Maryland in the suburbs of Washington, DC.

For the past 25 years, three times a week, hundreds of senior citizens gather at their local Maryland mall to walk and to exercise. As CNN reports, age is just a number for the Iverson Mall Walkers, a community service program that provides seniors a convenient and safe place to walk and socialize.

"Since we started walking for exercise, we're getting younger with each lap around the mall we take. We track how many miles we walk. We have an incentive program and look after each other. If you're out sick, rest assured we will be calling you, sending cards or coming to your door to help out until you are feeling better. The Iverson Mall Walkers is a family."

Members of the group, which walk for one hour three days a week, have enjoyed weight loss, reduced blood pressure, lowered cholesterol, as well as improvements in bone density and memory functions. They aren't hindered by the weather and set milestones for members to attain--which keeps everyone moving.

"Our biggest fans are our doctors. Each of us has issues, whether it's with diabetes, hypertension, high blood pressure or high cholesterol. We like to brag to one another about how thrilled our doctors are after every appointment."

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Season 2, Episode 6: Walking = Falling Forward

Learn why your foot is a superhero as "City Walk" takes you on walks around the racetrack, NYC under the moon, and beyond.

In this special health and fitness episode of "City Walk," family physician and past President of the American College of Sports Medicine Dr. Bob Sallis gives facts that promote physical fitness as a reliable antidote to the many conditions caused by sedentary lifestyles.

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Season 2, Episode 7: Explorations at 3MPH

In this episode of "City Walk," saunter the shorelines of Manhattan, travel the U.S. in a Chevrolet, stroll the art galleries and museums of Pasadena, and even visit a beach in the Netherlands where magical creatures walk powered by the wind. Also, join tens of thousands of people as they shut down the streets of Los Angeles for CicLAvia, a colorful 15-mile bike ride to the sea to celebrate a day without cars.

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Cars Mean Nothing to Me

Episode 1 of Season 2 travels from the Penn and Teller Theatre in Las Vegas to the unknown buildings of New York to an unusual classroom in Los Angeles and across the Atlantic to a beach in the Netherlands where magical creatures walk powered by the wind.

 

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Season 2, Episode 8: Basically a Gardener

In this episode of "City Walk," stroll through the green paths of Ocean View Farms Community Gardens in Los Angeles, hike the scenic canyons of Orange County, walk the doublewide sidewalks of old New York, visit a bike oasis in Las Vegas, take a turn on a treadmill in Rancho Cucamonga, learn the surprising truth about weight loss and health with City Walk MD, trek back in time to when pedestrianism was the #1 sport in America, and sail through the clouds high above Camarillo, California.

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Season 2, Episode 2: Ideas In The Streets

This episode features a visit to Ocean View Gardens in West L.A.; city hill walks in San Francisco; Walk & Talk Therapy in Central Park; transportation and urban development in Las Vegas; a talk with animator Bill Plympton; and the MoonWalk in New York City.

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Design Is People

The premiere episode of City Walk shines a spotlight on the most exotic and exciting walks in America, and travels to cities across the country that are currently transforming themselves into more walkable communities. With stops in Pasadena, Washington D.C., and New York City, the episode offers a personalized look at the changing landscape for pedestrians. We also discover how walking rehabilitation helped teenager Daniela recover from a sudden stroke, and how technology that once promised an easy future may now be harmful to your health.

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Inglewood Hollywood Dreamers

This episode explores the streets of Los Angeles by foot, bicycle, and Space Shuttle with a special segment on actor Luke Wilson's journey following space shuttle Endeavor's 3-day crawl from LAX to its final stop at The California Science Center.

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Every City Is a Living Body

This episode of "City Walk" journeys from Los Angeles to Boston. We take a closer look at something many of us take for granted -- our own two feet. The series will take a look at the city wide cycling/walking extravaganza known as Ciclavia in Los Angeles, the pedestrian-friendly sidewalks and public transportation system of San Francisco, and Boston's string of urban parks known as the Emerald Necklace, and the newly completed Greenway in the heart of the city.

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Season 2, Episode 4: Chuckle Buddies

Season 2 Episode 4 of City Walk races to the top of the highest building west of the Mississippi, takes to the bike path with drummer and composer Stewart Copeland, scours the scrappy streets of downtown Las Vegas, treks back to when Pedestrianism was the #1 sport in America, and uncovers the hidden connection between exercise and medicine.

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