People Walking

Human walking, a type of human gait, is the slowest form of bipedal forward motion of the body controlled by the alternation and sequencing of various parts of the body. Walking variations can be differentiated and characterized through adjustments to limb movements, speed, force, and friction caused when a foot strikes the ground surface. When walking, one foot is in contact with the ground at all times. Walking is the lowest speed of human gait.

How many calories does walking burn?

Weight and the distance walked are the contributing factors in the amount of calories burned while walking, and walking speed matters less. For example, a 180 pound person burns about 100 calories a mile while walking, and a 120 pound person burns about 65 calories a mile.

How do you relieve lower back pain when walking?

Treatment for lower back pain varies if an underlying medical condition is a factor. General recommendations and treatments for lower pain are rest, hot or cold therapy, over-the-counter pain relievers, such as ibuprofen, and light exercises to stretch the affected muscles.

How can you lose weight by walking?

30 to 90 minutes a day of a moderately-intense walk will aid in weight loss. A minimum of 150 minutes a week should be the total time walked. Periods of 30 minutes or longer of walking will further aid in burning fat. Skipping more than one day is not recommended, as consistency improves metabolic rate.

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Walking | Assistive Cane
Drawing diagramming the range of motion of a Walking Cane to the side and to the front of a person

Walking canes, also known as assistive canes or walking sticks, are a form of mobility aid that redistribute weight away from injured or weak lower limbs. The basic cane is made up of a handle for a comfortable grip, a collar to connect the handle to the shaft, the shaft for transmitting weight load, and the ferrule (tip) for being a tactile interface that adjusts to the ground surface. Outside of injury and assisted general support and movement, canes are often used for a variety of needs that include aging, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, arthritis, diabetes, and other conditions.

Fit, comfort, and safety are paramount for the effectiveness of a cane and the first step to accomplish these goals is correctly fitting a cane to a person. To size a walking stick for an individual, measure the distance from a flat floor surface to their wrist joint while they are wearing standard walking shoes. From this dimension, round down to the nearest size available or place a custom order. Another simple way to estimate cane length is to divide an individual’s height by two and find the closest cane size within 1” (2.5 cm) from this measurement.

Collection of drawings illustrating the correct heights of canes relative to the heights of people for sizing purposes
Walking canes, or assistive canes, are a form of mobility aid that redistribute weight away from injured or weak lower limbs. To size a walking stick for an individual, measure the distance from a flat floor surface to their wrist joint while they are wearing standard walking shoes.

Fit, comfort, and safety are paramount for the effectiveness of a cane and the first step to accomplish these goals is correctly fitting a cane to a person. To size a walking stick for an individual, measure the distance from a flat floor surface to their wrist joint while they are wearing standard walking shoes. From this dimension, round down to the nearest size available or place a custom order. Another simple way to estimate cane length is to divide an individual’s height by two and find the closest cane size within 1” (2.5 cm) from this measurement.

Collection of drawings illustrating the correct heights of canes relative to the heights of people for sizing purposes
Walking | Assistive Cane
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Length: 30”-36” | 76-91 cm
Fit: Measured from floor to wrist joint
Range (Front): 35° from vertical
Range (Side): 6” | 15 cm
Range (Vertical): 27” | 68.5 cm

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Walking Canes side elevation (elderly men and women), front (elderly men)

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Walking - Female (Plan)

Collection of women walking in plan view, top view, or aerial perspective. These silhouettes of females walking are useful drawings for adding human scale to floor plans.

Adult women have an average shoulder width of 14” (35 cm).

Plan view showing assorted drawings of Women Walking
Collection of women walking in plan view, top view, or aerial perspective. These silhouettes of females walking are useful drawings for adding human scale to floor plans.


Adult women have an average shoulder width of 14” (35 cm).

Plan view showing assorted drawings of Women Walking
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Shoulder Width (Average): 14” | 35 cm

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Women Walking Plan view

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Women Pushing Strollers (Side)
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Women Pushing Strollers side elevation (detail), side (outline silhouette)

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Young Adults Holding Hands - Women - Back
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5’4” | 1.63 cm (average)
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Casual
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Women
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20-40 years

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Young Adults Holding Hands (Women - Back) assorted elevations (detail), elevations (outline)

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Young Adults Holding Hands - Men & Women - Walking
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5’9” | 1.75 m (average)
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Casual
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Men & Women
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20-40 years

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Young Adults Holding Hands (Men & Women - Walking) assorted elevations (detail), elevations (outline)

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