Walking Health News

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7/5/2012
Flip-Flops: Your Arch Enemy?

Too little foot support can lead to pain and injury, doctors say

6/14/2012
Timed Traffic Crosswalks Too Fast for Many Elderly: Study

Pedestrians' speed slows with age, making it hard to cross roads safely, study says

5/29/2012
'Nordic Walking' a Winner for Heart Failure Patients, Study Says

This four-limbed form of exercise appears safe for cardiac rehab

5/26/2012
Exercise Helps Older Adults Stay Fit

Expert offers advice on working out in your 50s, 60s, 70s and beyond

5/25/2012
Health Tip: Walk at Work

And ask a colleague to join you

5/22/2012
Health Tip: Take a Walk!

But make sure you don't overdo it

5/21/2012
Vigorous Exercise Might Keep Psoriasis at Bay

But only intense activities seemed to lower risk in large study of women

5/15/2012
Fitness Fights High Blood Pressure, Even With Family History

Staying in shape lowered odds of developing hypertension by up to 42 percent in study

5/3/2012
New Guidelines Issued for Severe Lupus

More can be done to prevent permanent kidney damage, says American College of Rheumatology

4/27/2012
Leisurely Strolls More Popular, Yet Walk Times Shorter: CDC

But walkers more likely to meet other health goals set by U.S. government

4/23/2012
Strength Training May Give Boost to Seniors' Brains

Study found women's mental functioning 'significantly' improved after 6 months of classes

4/17/2012
Testosterone Supplements Might Help Patients With Heart Failure

Small studies found benefits for patients' fitness, ability to exercise

4/10/2012
Short Walks May Ease Fatigue in Pancreatic Cancer Patients

Patients were told not to push themselves, but to do what they could comfortably

3/28/2012
Lifestyle Changes Help Type 2 Diabetics Keep Moving

Weight loss and exercise prevent disability, study finds

3/19/2012
Exercise May Trigger Orgasm in Some Women

Survey results suggest phenomenon is not rare, but causes remain unclear

3/15/2012
Bike Trail in Poorer Neighborhood Boosts Exercise

Extra-wide, two-mile trail in Tennessee draws joggers, bike riders

3/14/2012
Your Neighborhood Can Affect Your Heart Health

People living near parks and trails, with access to fresh food, had healthier hearts

3/14/2012
Brisk Daily Walk Could Counter 'Obesity Genes'

But finding doesn't prove exercise is the only factor, researchers stress

2/24/2012
Desk Jockeys Urged to Take Small Steps to Get Exercise

Expert offers tips for those whose jobs require sitting all day

2/22/2012
Exercise in Pregnancy Safe for Baby, Study Finds

Moderate to vigorous activity is recommended, but check with your doctor first

2/4/2012
Don't Fumble Your Diet on Super Bowl Sunday

Expert offers game-day defense for food-filled parties

2/1/2012
Science Shows How Exercise Might Help in Prostate Cancer

Activity-induced genetic changes could slow or prevent disease progression, researchers say

1/21/2012
Texting, Talking on Cellphone Slows Walking Pace: Study

Findings may shed light on ways to improve functional walking in physical therapy patients

12/15/2011
Robotic Therapy May Help Some Stroke Survivors Walk

Certain patients' gait improved when the devices were used along with conventional rehab in study

12/14/2011
Walking While Drunk Can Lead to Deadly Accidents: Expert

Many pedestrians struck and killed by cars have been drinking

12/13/2011
Want to Cut Chocolate Cravings? Take a Walk

Workplace snackers who took treadmill breaks ate less than those who rested, study found

11/16/2011
Health Tip: Using a Pedometer

Some handy suggestions

10/27/2011
Slower Walking Speed Linked to Surgical Risk in Elderly

Before surgery, older patients should be assessed differently than younger patients, researchers say

9/16/2011
Fall-Prone Seniors May Have Trouble Adjusting to Poorer Vision

Some elderly may not alter their walking speed when their sight is impaired, study finds

9/6/2011
Routine Chores Might Help Keep Dementia at Bay

Study found seniors who expended most energy on daily duties less likely to have mental declines

8/9/2011
Regular Exercise Helps Keep Leg Arteries Clear

Those who are active throughout their life at lower risk for peripheral arterial disease: study

8/5/2011
With Age, Focus on Body Shifts From Appearance to Function

In study, exercise's biggest psychological boost came from improved health and ability, not attractiveness

7/13/2011
Mobile Sensors Track Health of Elderly in Pilot Test

Small study found the technology useful for monitoring behavior, physical health

7/6/2011
Urban, Low-Income Kids More Likely to Walk or Bike to School

It's an easy, affordable way to get more physical activity into the day, researchers say

6/9/2011
Walking the Dog Benefits You, Too

Daily outings help control your blood pressure and weight, experts say

6/8/2011
Exercise May Protect the Brain From 'Silent Strokes'

Moderate to intense physical activity cuts seniors' risk by 40 percent, study finds

5/25/2011
Stroke Patients May Regain Function Just as Easily at Home

High-tech 'locomotor' training no better for walking improvement, study finds

5/24/2011
Regular Brisk Walks May Protect Prostate Cancer Patients

Study found those who took them lowered chances of disease progression, death

5/9/2011
Even a Little Exercise May Protect Against Colon Polyps

Study found just one hour a week made a difference in risk

5/6/2011
Everyday Exercise Can Help Kids With Cystic Fibrosis: Study

Taking walks, dancing, shooting hoops improved fitness, lung function in patients

5/6/2011
Americans Walking, Biking a Bit More, Research Shows

Yet participation in both healthy activities is still too low, experts say

4/24/2011
Treat Depression to Boost Diabetes Self-Care: Study

Telephone counseling led to lower blood pressure, more exercise, researchers say

4/13/2011
Aerobic Exercise May Curb Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: Report

Daily one-hour walks also improved insulin sensitivity in people who are obese, researchers found

4/12/2011
Brisk Walk Can Boost Blood Flow to the Brain: Report

Older women benefited from aerobic activity, 30-50 minutes, 3-4 times per week, small study found

4/7/2011
'Retail Therapy' Might Really Work

Daily shopping prolonged survival among elders by 27%, say Taiwanese researchers

4/1/2011
Exercise Is Key for People With Arthritis: Expert

Too much sitting around can worsen the condition

3/25/2011
3/16/2011
High Blood Pressure Linked to Drop in Walking Speed, Study Finds

Major declines affect seniors' ability to remain independent, researchers say

3/15/2011
Fido May Help Keep You Fit

Dog owners more likely to meet exercise guidelines, study finds

2/11/2011
Therapy Can Help Stroke Patients Walk, Even After 6 Months

Comparison study found intense training at home as good as high-tech treadmill device