Walking Health News

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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

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