Walking Health News

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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

4/7/2014
Having Kids Walk to School Comes With Risks, Benefits

Added physical activity is healthy for youngsters, but traffic poses danger, study finds

4/3/2014
Walking May Be Good Medicine for Kidney Patients

People with kidney trouble assigned to daily half-hour stroll got a boost in immune function, study found

4/1/2014
Could Reducing Stress Help Bring On a Migraine?

Small study suggests shifting hormone levels may have an impact, researcher says

3/6/2014
2-Mile Daily Walk Might Help Fight COPD

Study found patients who were more active had fewer hospitalizations from lung condition

2/21/2014
Walking May Help Older Men Sidestep Hip Fractures

Even when the pace was relaxed, long-term study found benefits

2/13/2014
Moderate Exercise May Cut Women's Stroke Risk

Study found brisk walking, tennis lowered chances of brain attack by 20 percent

2/7/2014
Running Might Beat Walking for Breast Cancer Survivors

Runners were less likely than walkers to die of the disease during nine-year study, but the findings aren't foolproof

1/22/2014
Texting While Walking a Dangerous Combination: Study

Pedestrians who did both had poorer balance, were less able to walk in straight line, researchers say

1/21/2014
Too Much Sitting May Raise Heart Failure Risk for Men

Study found even exercise did not compensate for sedentary behavior

1/21/2014
Mediterranean Diet May Lower Risk of Clogged Leg Arteries

Study of older adults found reduced odds of peripheral artery disease when compared to low-fat diet

1/20/2014
Scientists Explore Effect of Exercise on Prostate Cancer Patients

Brisk walkers found to have more regularly shaped blood vessels in early study

1/19/2014
Walk, But Stay Safe: Tips for Pedestrians

Use crosswalks, beware at intersections, carry flashlights at night, CDC advises