Walking Health News

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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

5/20/2015
At-Home Walks Help Those With Clogged Leg Arteries Stay Mobile

In study, people with peripheral artery disease benefited from organized exercise program

5/19/2015
Nation's Capital Named 'Fittest City' in U.S.

Washington, D.C., followed by Minneapolis/St. Paul and San Diego as places that encourage exercise

5/8/2015
Biking, Walking to Work Can Help Shed Pounds

U.K. study found a switch away from cars helped folks with 30-minute commutes drop 15 lbs in 2 years

4/30/2015
2-Minute Walk Every Hour May Help Offset Effects of Sitting

Study found short bouts of light activity seem to boost longevity

4/16/2015
Walking Boosts Outcomes for Prostate Cancer Survivors

Study found real improvements in quality of life once men got active

3/2/2015
Any Exercise Is Good, But Higher-Intensity May Be Better

Brisk walking drops blood sugar more than a slower walk, study finds

2/18/2015
Light Activity a Boost to Seniors' Hearts

Low-level movement helps even those with limited mobility, study says

2/18/2015
Study Questions Benefits of Treadmill Desks

They add about 1,000 steps to a user's day; at least one exercise specialist sees some value to the devices

1/23/2015
Health Tip: Exercise Safely

Opt for activities with lower rates of injury

1/22/2015
Most Americans Have Access to 'Exercise Opportunities,' Study Finds

But availability varies, with Southern counties faring worse

1/22/2015
Realistic Targets May Boost Exercise Rates, Experts Say

For those who are inactive, any activity may be better than none

1/20/2015
Walking Group a Step Toward Better Health, Researchers Say

Your heart rate, cholesterol and even depression might improve, study suggests

1/14/2015
Lack of Exercise More Deadly Than Obesity, Study Suggests

Just a 20-minute brisk walk each day can lower odds of early death, researchers add

12/16/2014
12/15/2014
Health Tip: Be Aware of Icy Spots

And reduce your risk of falling

12/4/2014
Study Links Running to Lower Alzheimer's Death Risk

Higher fruit intake, cholesterol-lowering drugs also associated with reduced risk, researchers say

11/24/2014
Jogging May Help Seniors Walk Better

Study found that the high-aerobic activity of running helped people walk more efficiently

11/13/2014
Easy-to-Walk Communities Linked to Sharper Senior Minds

Neighborhoods that encourage activity seem to benefit the brain, study suggests

10/17/2014
Upbeat Walking Style Might Lift Your Mood

Negativity less likely in people with a positive gait, study says

9/25/2014
Nature Walks With Others May Keep Depression at Bay

Study found they lowered stress levels, lifted spirits after illness, job loss, divorce, death of loved one

9/15/2014
Walking, Biking to Work Seems to Have Mental Health Benefits

Active commuters less stressed, better able to concentrate than those who drive, research shows

9/9/2014
Short Walks Can Offset Long Stretches of Sitting

An hour of sitting can impact arteries in the legs, but even a 5-minute stroll helps, research shows

9/5/2014
Health Tip: Starting a Walking Program

Be sure to get a doctor's ok

8/20/2014
Want to Stay Slim? Leave the Car at Home

Driving to work, rather than walking, cycling or public transit, tied to extra pounds in study

8/15/2014
Exercise Helps Protect Black Women From Breast Cancer, Study Says

Research confirms findings previously noted for whites

8/12/2014
For Heart Attack Survivors, More Exercise Isn't Always Better, Study Says

Excessive walking, running may lose protective effect

7/31/2014
7/29/2014
Extra Exercise Could Help Depressed Smokers Quit: Study

Withdrawal symptoms, cravings are harder on people with mood disorders, researchers say

7/25/2014
7/21/2014
7/2/2014
Brisk Walking May Help Curb Parkinson's Symptoms

Study found it improved gait, stiffness, mood, attention and overall quality of life

6/17/2014
'Walkable' Neighborhoods May Help Cut Diabetes Rates

Residents of areas that encourage walking also have lower obesity rates, Canadian research shows

6/12/2014
Can 6,000 Steps a Day Keep Knee Arthritis at Bay?

Study links one hour of walking daily with improved mobility

6/9/2014
Many Women With Breast Cancer Get Too Little Exercise

Physical activity linked to improved survival odds, experts say

6/3/2014
Fish, Exercise May Help Thwart Colon Cancer's Return: Study

Healthy habits important even when you're sick, researcher says

5/27/2014
A Walk a Day Keeps Disability at Bay

Study links greater mobility in old age to daily strolls

5/21/2014
Walking at Home Can Help Boost Poor Circulation in Legs, Study Shows

Easier than going to supervised exercise program for those with narrowed arteries, researchers say

4/15/2014
Too Little Vitamin D May Add to Obesity's Burden

Study suggests severely overweight people are slowed down by low 'sunshine vitamin' levels