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  • Sep 23, 2014
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Losses and life lessons on a walk from Beijing to Germany

Christoph Rehage definitely took the path less travelled - all 4,646 kilometres of it. The 31-year-old Hanover-born university student started walking from Beijing, across deserts and mountain peaks, to Xinjiang in the autumn of 2007.

Sunday, 16 June, 2013, 7:45am

Trekker Jin Qiao leads walks across Asia

What is a walk worth to you? For some people, rushing to or from work down crowded pavements, a walk is just a means of getting from point A to B. But for Jin Qiao, the 54-year-old founder of the Beijing Today Walk Centre, this is perhaps the most ideal outdoor activity for residents of large urban areas such as Beijing or Hong Kong.

14 Oct 2012 - 4:36am

Charitable stars take Mother's Day in stride

Busy celebrities often struggle to find enough time for their families, but some charitable souls put aside time to help those in need. On Mother's Day, actors Shu Qi, Richie Jen Hsien-chi and Alex Fong Lik-sun sacrificed celebrations with their mums for a worthy cause.

16 May 2012 - 12:00am

Put pedestrians first, not cars

Since Hong Kong has a low ratio of vehicles to people, our city should be exceedingly pedestrian-friendly. But taking to our streets on foot can be more frustrating than pleasant. Pavements are narrow and crowded and the shopping precincts that abound in other major cities are few and far between.

1 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Some pedometer apps can't distinguish a walk from a ride

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It's the first week of 2012, and you're probably still sticking to your New Year's resolution: mission new svelte body. Dietitians will tell you that small steps count in what could be a mission impossible, and the best way to track your steps is with a pedometer.

3 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Best foot forward

In three weeks, I will be flying from Hong Kong to Mongolia with a friend, and when we land, we will set off to walk back to Hong Kong - 5,000 kilometres through a rather wintry China.

25 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Get into your stride with perfect poise

Walking comes naturally as we go from baby to toddler, so having a walking coach seems like a joke.

'Most people are sceptical that they need one, because they think walking is just about putting one foot in front of the other,' says Freeman Lee, an International Association of Athletics Federations-certified track and field coach.

31 May 2011 - 12:00am

Put your best foot forward

Sitting down and standing up are things many take for granted, but for Gregory Lo, they were once a challenge.

The accountant had been plagued with chronic back pain and undesirable cholesterol levels, the results of a sedentary life and long office hours.

24 May 2011 - 12:00am

Fire walkers have to hot foot it to hospital

Fourteen people taking part in an empowerment workshop had to be treated for scalded feet after walking barefoot on burning charcoal last night.

They were among 34 participants in a 'Spark the fire within - the firewalking experience empowerment workshop' organised by the local office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

15 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Blind pedestrians forced to run gauntlet of the thoughtless

It was famously, if unkindly, said of a former American president that he had not the mental ability to chew gum and walk at the same time. Perhaps we should ask ourselves if some of Hong Kong's pedestrians are equally challenged.

13 Nov 2010 - 12:00am