Walking Health News

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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

6/28/2016
Walking: The Cheap, Easy Workout

And it's a good way to start exercising, doctors say

6/9/2016
Bifocals Might Trip You Up

Some eyeglasses may cause blurry vision, so seniors need to watch their step, researchers say

5/31/2016
Baby's Early Walking May Mean Stronger Bones as Teen

Researchers say parents can help improve odds by practicing with toddlers at home

5/26/2016
Message for Heart Failure Patients: Exercise

You'll feel better and maybe even live longer, researcher says

5/24/2016
No Welcome Mats for Diabetes, Obesity in 'Walkable' Neighborhoods

Urban design can play a role in public health, experts suggest

5/20/2016
Growth Spurts Can Throw Off Teen Boys' Strut

Coordination may be affected by quick addition of height, researchers say

5/16/2016
Exercise May Cut Risk of 13 Cancers, Study Suggests

Moderate and vigorous activity includes brisk walking, tennis, jogging, swimming

5/5/2016
Restoring Blood Flow Beats Exercise for Poor Leg Circulation

Opening vessels could prevent new scarring in muscles, researchers say

5/5/2016
Health Tip: Walking is Good for You

Here are potential benefits

4/5/2016
Common Irregular Heartbeat May Hamper Seniors' Walking Ability

Atrial fibrillation tied to faster physical decline, study finds

4/1/2016
Right Neighborhood May Mean 90 Extra Minutes of Exercise a Week

10-nation study shows those in activity-friendly urban areas walk a lot more

3/17/2016
Biking or Walking to Work Helps Keep You Fit

Middle-aged folks who had an 'active' commute weighed less than their driving peers

3/11/2016
Exercise Doesn't Seem to Affect Breast Density

Physical activity's positive effect on breast cancer stems from another cause, researchers suggest

3/8/2016
Pedestrian Deaths in U.S. Projected to Jump 10 Percent

Combination of more people walking, more traffic, more distractions could be to blame, report suggests

2/16/2016
2/1/2016
1/28/2016
Exercise Has Its Limits for Losing Weight, Study Finds

Intense workout no more effective at burning calories than walking a couple of miles a day

1/27/2016
Too Sedentary? There's an App for That

Pilot study shows that smartphone reminders get people moving more

1/22/2016
As Winter Storm Targets Eastern U.S., Tips for Stepping Out Safely

Try footwear with good traction and walking carefully with low center of gravity, expert suggests

12/28/2015
Watch Out for Distracted Walkers

To avoid injury, pedestrians should 'engage with their surroundings,' surgeon says

12/2/2015
Slowed Walking in Seniors May Signal Alzheimer's Danger

Study found higher levels of beta amyloid in brains of those who didn't move as fast as their peers

11/11/2015
Strong Legs Linked to Strong Mind

Study of women suggests boosting walking force, speed pays mental dividends as you age

11/9/2015
Even Easy Exercise May Lower Blood Pressure in Those With Diabetes

Study found just a few minutes of resistance training or walking helped

11/9/2015
'Walkable' Neighborhoods Boost Heart Health, Studies Find

Commuting via public transportation also linked to lower blood pressure

10/14/2015
Study Questions Findings That Prolonged Sitting Is Unhealthy

But researchers say promoting physical activity should remain a public health priority

10/13/2015
For a Better Calorie Burn, Adjust Your Speed While Walking

Stopping and starting, varying your velocity all adds to energy expended, study finds

10/8/2015
Whistle … and Walk … While You Work

Small study found a short stroll restored blood flow in legs after hours of sitting in a chair

9/23/2015
Health Tip: Walk Correctly

Tips to avoid hurting yourself

8/27/2015
Even Short Bouts of Activity May Help Kids' Health

Three minutes every half hour for three hours lowered blood sugar levels, study says

8/21/2015
Eating on the Run May Mean Eating More Later

Study found women gobbled more food down after snacking while walking

8/12/2015
Moderate Exercise May Reduce Men's Heart Failure Risk

But study also finds too much exercise raises the odds of heart trouble

8/4/2015
Even a Little Exercise May Boost Seniors' Life Span, Study Finds

Biggest benefit was seen in lowered chances of heart disease, stroke

7/31/2015
Stand, Don't Sit, to Get Healthier, Researchers Say

Even if you exercise, sitting for long periods linked to higher blood sugar, cholesterol levels

7/16/2015
More Exercise = More Fat Loss for Older Women, Study Finds

Doubling the amount of time spent in heart-pumping workouts each week paid off after a year

6/19/2015
Even Light Activity Can Boost Seniors' Health

Researchers suggest 300 minutes weekly of activities such as walking or gardening

6/2/2015
Office Workers, On Your Feet!

Report calls for at least 2 hours a day standing on the job