Walking Health News

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11/17/2017
11/14/2017
11/6/2017
10/28/2017
10/19/2017
Even a Little Walking Can Lengthen Your Life

Less than the recommended 150 minutes a week still seemed to help, study found

10/12/2017
Dance Your Way to a Healthier Aging Brain

Small study suggests it might boost memory, learning

10/3/2017
How to Start a Walking Plan

Taking the first step toward fitness

10/2/2017
Online Game Could Boost Family Fitness

But more research needed because study participants were all white, and wealthier than most Americans

9/21/2017
For Men, Fitness Can Often Last a Lifetime

Activities enjoyed when younger are often continued, but lots of men take up walking as they age

9/1/2017
Dog Walking a Treat for Pet and Owner Alike

Study found the joy it brings is a bigger factor than wanting to exercise

8/23/2017
'Exoskeletons' May Help Kids With Cerebral Palsy Walk

High-tech motorized device aims to correct disabling gait pattern

8/14/2017
Taking a Stand on Staying Mobile After 80

Standing exercises better than sitting ones for preserving walking skills, study finds

7/26/2017
Robotic Device May Help Gait in Kids With Cerebral Palsy

Those with condition known as 'crouch gait' had better posture and balance after 15 training sessions

7/25/2017
Walking the Dog, All the Way to Better Health

Even in bad weather, seniors get about 30 minutes of daily activity by taking care of their pet

7/12/2017
Walking Rates Are Key to a Country's Obesity Levels

As steps declined, national waistlines expanded, global study shows

6/29/2017
More Americans Are Walking for Exercise

It's an easy, inexpensive way to get moving and reap the health benefits, experts say

6/29/2017
Slowed Walking, Shrinking Brain?

Seniors whose pace dropped showed shrinkage in brain region linked to memory, spatial orientation

6/23/2017
Guided Exercise May Help Chronic Fatigue Patients: Study

Little by little, patients step up activity levels as an expert coaches via phone or online video

6/20/2017
Americans Want to Be Fit, But Most Don't Put in the Effort

Survey finds three-quarters think appearance is 'very important,' yet only 31 percent work out regularly

6/9/2017
Fido May Be a Fit Senior's Best Friend

Study finds walking a dog helps older people meet goals for moderate to vigorous exercise

4/24/2017
Walk Your Way to Better Brain Health?

Impact of the foot provides a boost to blood flow, study says

4/20/2017
Want a Longer Life? Try Biking to Work

Pedal pushers saw their risk for heart disease, cancer and early death cut by almost half in 5-year study

4/19/2017
Health Tip: Planning Your Walking Workout

Split it into these three stages

3/30/2017
U.S. Pedestrian Deaths Surged to Record Levels in 2016

Experts point to widespread smartphone use as deadly distraction for drivers and walkers alike

3/8/2017
'Pokemon Go' Players Add 2,000 Steps a Day

Smartphone game benefits overweight, sedentary people most, researchers report

2/16/2017
Post-Menopausal? Give Exercise a Try

Study participants were fitter, felt better -- and were less bothered by hot flashes

1/31/2017
Even a Little Exercise Can Help With Arthritis, Study Says

Just 45 minutes a week was related to better physical functioning among older adults

1/27/2017
Lack of Exercise Might Invite Dementia

Study found being sedentary may make you as vulnerable as those whose genes put them at risk for Alzheimer's

1/10/2017
Brisk Walk May Help Sidestep Heart Disease

In just 10 weeks, cholesterol, blood pressure and weight improved among women in study

12/13/2016
Cushioned Shoe Inserts Won't Guard Against Injury: Review

But custom-made foot orthotics might help, researchers report

12/1/2016
Standing or 'Easy' Walks May Help Type 2 Diabetics Control Blood Sugar

Study counters notion that vigorous exercise is key to battling the illness

11/11/2016
How to Exercise Safely in Smog

Research suggests a 'sweet spot' where activity's benefits best meet the effects of dirty air

10/26/2016
New Guidelines Urge Diabetics to Move More

They should do light physical activity every 30 minutes, not every 90 minutes

10/19/2016
Exercise and Diabetes Risk

How much and when you exercise may affect your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, studies find.

10/18/2016
Have Type 2 Diabetes? Try Walking After Eating

Study found it lowered blood sugar levels more than other exercise, particularly if done after dinner

10/12/2016
Fitbit, Other Heart Rate Wristbands Often Inaccurate: Study

In test of 4 models, 2 provided 'suboptimal' readings during exercise; none as accurate as chest strap

10/7/2016
Healthy Living May Mean More Healthy Years for Seniors

Study found they enjoyed longer spans without disability even as they lived longer

10/5/2016
Do Activity Trackers Like Fitbit Boost Health?

If you own one of the devices, 'the news isn't good,' researcher says

9/26/2016
Exercise Speeds Seniors' Recovery From Disability

Walking regimen also curbs risk of injury in the first place, study finds

9/26/2016
9 of 10 U.S. Teens Don't Get Enough Exercise

And bad habits continue after high school for most, study shows

9/26/2016
Smart City Planning Can Cut Deadly Diseases, Improve Air Quality

Study found big benefit in limiting urban sprawl, encouraging walking and biking

8/18/2016
10 Easy Ways to Build Activity Into Your Workday Routine

Sitting at your desk all day increases your risk for heart attack, stroke and even death

8/12/2016
Scientists Zero in on Brain Area Linked to 'Parkinson's Gait'

Discovery could lead to new treatments for the disease's jerky, unbalanced walking, researchers say

8/10/2016
Drivers Take Care! Kids Are Heading Back to School

The hours just before and after school are most dangerous for young pedestrians

7/28/2016
Hour of Exercise a Day May Offset Sitting's Toll on Health

Study found risk of early death dropped when physical activity levels went up

7/25/2016
Even a Little Exercise May Help Younger Women's Hearts

Those active about 2.5 hours a week had 25 percent lower disease risk than those who weren't, study found

7/22/2016
'Walking Meetings' May Boost Employee Health, Productivity

They increase on-the-job activity levels for white-collar workers, study found

7/20/2016
Brisk Walking May Help Ward Off Diabetes

Researchers determine the best amount for lowering elevated blood sugar

7/18/2016
Obese Teens Take Weight-Loss Surgery in Stride

Procedure led to better walking, eased pain and improved heart rate, study shows

7/15/2016
Play 'Pokemon Go' Without Landing in the ER

Distracted walking a growing threat as players pursue virtual monsters in smartphone game