Walking Health News

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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

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