Walking Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
7/2/2013
Home Treadmills May Help People With Poor Leg Circulation

Doctors urged to recommend this activity to arterial disease patients who can't get to the gym

6/25/2013
Cellphone 'Distracted Walking' Sending Pedestrians to the ER

Talking, texting users aren't looking out for dangers, study finds

6/12/2013
Short Strolls After Meals May Lower Diabetes Risk

Walking 15 minutes three times a day was better for blood sugar levels than one 45-minute walk, small study found

6/6/2013
Pedometers Can Keep You Moving

Research shows they're a low-cost motivator for sitting less, particularly for those with desk jobs

5/29/2013
And America's Fittest City Is...

New report highlights healthiest metropolitan areas

5/10/2013
Exercise May Ease Pain of Fibromyalgia, Study Suggests

Moderate physical activity doesn't exacerbate symptoms, researchers find

4/23/2013
Knowing Time Needed to Walk Off Calories May Curb Appetite

But menus that list calories alone don't change people's ordering or eating habits, study finds

4/22/2013
Exercise, Alternative Therapies May Help Lower Blood Pressure

Report suggests some approaches might work alongside -- not instead of -- traditional therapy

4/12/2013
To Stop Smoking, Teens Should Start Moving

Exercise can help curb the habit in young daily smokers, study shows

4/12/2013
'Mobility Shoes' May Help Those With Arthritic Knees: Study

The footwear alters gait and reduces load on the joint, researchers say

4/9/2013
New Clues to How Exercise May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Physical activity lowers estrogen levels in older women, study says

4/5/2013
Obesity Does Slow People Down, Study Confirms

Women may be caught in cycle of fatigue, lack of self-esteem, expert says

4/5/2013
Want to Lose Weight? Then Run, Don't Walk: Study

Both helped shed pounds, but vigorous exercise produced better long-term results

4/4/2013
Brisk Walking Equals Running for Heart Health: Study

Distance rather than speed reaps the benefits, researchers say

3/8/2013
You Can Help Reduce Your Colon Cancer Risk: Expert

Preventive measures include screening, food choices and moderate exercise

3/7/2013
Walking Program Helps Stroke Survivors Get On With Life

Jamaican study eased people back into walking alone without fear

3/1/2013
Resilient Personality May Bring Better Aerobic Health

But nicer doesn't necessarily equal healthier, research contends

2/26/2013
Health Tip: Work Out at the Right Speed for You

How to tell if you're overdoing it

2/22/2013
Thigh Fat May Slow Down Seniors

Decrease in walking speed predicts decline in mobility, researchers say

2/18/2013
Exercise May Stave Off Depression in Severely Obese

Study found as little as 8 minutes of daily activity helped patients scheduled for weight-loss surgery

2/17/2013
Fitness Experts Dispel Common Exercise Myths

Sad to say, walking doesn't really burn as many calories as running

2/10/2013
Everyday Activities May Have Same Health Benefits as Going to Gym

Study finds that more people who did short bouts of exercise met federal activity standards than those who went to gym

2/6/2013
Health Tip: Keep Active by Walking

Even if you're overweight

2/5/2013
Drug May Make Walking Easier for People With Artery Disease

The improvements were relatively small but significant, researchers say

1/28/2013
Obese Women With Diabetes May Need Different Workouts Than Men

Small study found specific exercise program did less to improve their health

1/23/2013
Too Much Sitting May Lower Odds of Surviving Colon Cancer

Study also found that staying active reduced the risk of dying

1/2/2013
Study Sheds Light on Evolution of Tree-Dwelling Humans

Lucy, a member of a prehistoric primate species, likely lived both in trees and on the ground

12/12/2012
U.S. Lifestyles Thwarting Heart Health Progress: Report

While there's been improvement, Americans still need to get off the couch and eat right

11/30/2012
Even Women Who Exercise Sit Too Much

Study finds that people sit more hours a day than they sleep, raising the risk of chronic health conditions

11/28/2012
Statins Plus Exercise Best at Lowering Cholesterol, Study Finds

Moderate exercise reduced death risk even without drugs, but not as much

11/15/2012
Regular Exercise May Help Seniors Stave Off Heart Failure

Study found reduced levels of certain indicators for heart injury with moderate physical activity

11/15/2012
Health Tip: Seniors on the Move

Be sure to warm up before walking

10/24/2012
Frailty Linked to Dementia in Oldest Adults

Study participants were at least 90 years old

10/22/2012
Exercise May Beat Socializing at Staving Off Brain Shrinkage

Study also found physical activity more protective than mental stimulation

10/19/2012
Exercise May Delay Early Aging of People With Diabetes

Fitness training improves their cardiovascular health, preliminary study finds

10/9/2012
Walking for Heart Health? Speed It Up, Study Suggests

Fast walking, jogging reduced disease warning signs, but daily stroll did not

10/5/2012
Health Tip: Reduce Your Risk of Falling

Seniors should keep at least one hand free

10/3/2012
Sitting for Hours Daily Might Boost Your Kidney Disease Risk: Study

Exercise reduced effect in men, but not women

9/25/2012
Working Out Cuts Women's Appetite, Study Finds

Regardless of weight, participants didn't consume more to 'make up' for calories burned

9/9/2012
Put Traffic Safety on Back-to-School 'To-Do' List: Experts

Kids, whether traveling by bus, bike, car or foot, should be taught how to avoid accidents

9/6/2012
'Magic' Carpet Could Help Shield Elderly From Falls

Optical fibers map walking patterns, warn of potential dangers

8/21/2012
40 Proven Strategies to Improve Public Health

Affordable healthy foods, public smoking bans among the methods shown to work

8/13/2012
More Evidence That Exercise in Middle Age Boosts Health

Brisk walking, biking, even house and yard work can cut harmful inflammation, study finds

8/7/2012
More Americans Walking, But Still Not Enough, CDC Says

Almost half of adults don't get enough exercise to improve their health: report

8/6/2012
More Evidence That Exercise Helps Fight Diabetes

Studies found staying active cut death risk in type 2 disease, which weight training helped prevent in men

7/24/2012
Need to Get Walking More? Clip on a Pedometer

Study found use of the device nearly doubled the time seniors spent strolling each week

7/20/2012
Simple Measures May Curb Excessive Weight Gain in Pregnancy

A walking program and healthy meal plan kept moms-to-be from gaining extra pounds during study

7/16/2012
High Blood Pressure May Protect Some Frail Elderly: Study

Medication needs might vary for patients who can't walk a certain speed or distance, experts say

7/16/2012
Playing Several Sports Keeps Kids Slimmer: Study

Walking or biking to school can help, too

7/16/2012
Exercise Can Shield the Aging Brain, Studies Show

Weight training, walking helped older adults' memory, according to new studies at Alzheimer's meet