Walking Health News

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2/10/2011
Obesity Tied to Education, Income, but Not Suburbia: Study

Findings dispute belief that city living is advantageous weight-wise

2/3/2011
Narrowed Leg Arteries Disable Women Faster Than Men: Study

Women were 2.3 times less likely to be able to walk a continuous quarter mile after 4 years

1/31/2011
Brisk Walks May Boost Memory in Older Adults

After one year of exercise, hippocampus region was bigger, study finds

1/14/2011
The More You Walk, the Lower Your Diabetes Risk: Study

10,000 steps daily 5 days a week three times more protective than just 3,000 steps a day

1/5/2011
Exercise May Improve Odds Against Prostate Cancer Death

Study found three hours or more of vigorous activity a week upped patients' long-term survival

1/4/2011
Fast Walkers May Have More Years Ahead of Them

Experts say speed can indicate a person's state of health

12/15/2010
Elderly Patients Who Get on Feet Leave Hospital Sooner

Even small amounts of increased mobility may speed discharge, researchers say

12/10/2010
'Walkable' Communities More Close-Knit, Study Finds

Residents are also healthier, happier, with a higher quality of life

11/29/2010
Regular Walking May Slow Decline of Alzheimer's

Researchers also find that walking 6 miles a week can help prevent onset of disease

11/23/2010
Practicing Moving to Music May Help Elderly Avoid Falls

But another program, using videos and risk awareness, didn't help older hospitalized patients, research shows

10/13/2010
Walking 6 to 9 Miles a Week May Help Save Memory

Brain's gray matter doesn't seem to shrink with this amount of exercise, study finds

10/10/2010
October Named International Walk to School Month

Kids urged to get some exercise every day by walking or biking to school

10/7/2010
Urging Exercise at Faith-Based Meetings May Boost Activity

Intervention combining religion and fitness had good results among older black women

10/5/2010
Americans Trailing World in Steps-Per-Day

U.S. adults walk about half the distance of Swiss, Australians, study finds

9/28/2010
Adding Recess to the Workday Gains Backers

Programs to get adults up and moving may have business as well as personal rewards

9/27/2010
Physical Abilities May Affect Survival After Breast Cancer

Patients who struggle with daily activities more likely to die from other causes, study finds

9/20/2010
Manual Labor, Bike or Foot Commute Helps The Heart

Study confirms that physical activity, however you get it, may cut risk of heart failure

9/10/2010
Can Basic Physical Tests Help Predict Death Risk?

Poorer results on balance, mobility and strength tests linked to higher mortality rate, study contends

9/9/2010
In Elderly, Risks Differ for Indoor Versus Outdoor Falls

Prevention programs should take seniors' lifestyle, environment into account, researchers say

9/4/2010
No Surprise: Walking, Cycling Linked to Healthier Weights

Researcher admits finding seems obvious, but says scientific proof still important to encourage activity

9/4/2010
Parents Can Take Steps to Boost Kids' Health, Well-Being

Pediatrician offers tips to start the school year right

8/20/2010
In Seniors, 'Fear of Falling' Risky in Itself

Regardless of actual risk, the anxiety made them more likely to tumble, study shows

8/14/2010
Walking to School Could Ease Classroom Stress

In study, kids 'commuting' by feet had better heart rate, blood pressure during test

6/28/2010
A Little Biking May Help Premenopausal Women Stay Slim

If you're already heavy, even five minutes a day brings results, study finds

6/28/2010
Exercise OK for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients: Review

Moderate-intensity aerobics safe, beneficial in those with stable disease, experts say

6/10/2010
Exercise Helps Reduce Falls in Young and Old

Two hours of aerobic activity a week lowers the risk, researchers found

6/3/2010
Neighborhood Planning Could Help More Kids Avoid Obesity

Safe places to walk, bike and accessible teen-friendly destinations promote healthy weight, study finds

4/6/2010
A Brisk Pace May Keep Stroke at Bay

Women who walked for 2 or more hours per week cut risk by 30%, study found

2/12/2010
Heel-First Walking Conserves Energy

Touching down toe-first is less economical in humans, research shows

2/3/2010
Biking to School Boosts Kids' Fitness

Foot- or pedal-power brings results, study finds

1/11/2010
Exercise May Stave Off Mental Decline

Regular workouts protected cognitive function of older adults in two studies

1/8/2010
For Fitness, Cutting Calories May Not Be Enough

Study found better health outcomes in those who worked out while dieting

1/4/2010
For Better Health in New Year, Add Exercise to Your Day

Thirty minutes is all it takes, says exercise expert

12/31/2009
Drinking, Walking on New Year's Eve Risky Business

More pedestrians killed on Jan. 1 than on any other day of the year, research shows

12/30/2009
Heel Pain Usually Relieved With Stretching Regimen

Left untreated, plantar fasciitis can lead to other problems, doctor says

12/25/2009
Don't Invite Holiday Stress Into Your Home

Toned-down expectations may lead to more joy, less anxiety, experts say

12/14/2009
Cutting TV Time Burns More Calories

Study found simple activities like housework, gardening replaced tube watching

11/30/2009
Lots of Exercise in Midlife May Lead to Osteoarthritis

Like a pothole that worsens over time, so do knees' internal injuries, study finds

11/27/2009
More Foot Power, Less Car Pollution Best for Health

Walking and cycling plus low-emission vehicles may reduce future disease burden, researchers say

11/14/2009
High-Impact Activity May Be Good for Old Bones

Sampling of senior athletes finds better density with some sports

11/11/2009
For Older Walkers, Faster Is Better

Those who stroll are more likely to die from cardiovascular disease, study finds

11/6/2009
Simple Steps Get Walkers Moving

Improved pedestrian routes and formation of walking groups pay off, study finds

10/25/2009
Brisk Walk Can Help Leave Common Cold Behind

A stuffy head is no reason to avoid mild exercise, expert says

10/12/2009
Healthier Neighborhoods Help Keep Diabetes at Bay

Quality of local food stores and parks influences risk, research shows

10/6/2009
Pain Robs Years From Folks at Mid-Life

People in their 50s act more like 80 if they're suffering: study

9/25/2009
Exercise May Prevent Prostate Cancer: Study

Report adds to debate over the value of exercise as a protector for men

9/16/2009
Exercise Benefits Even the Oldest Old

Regular workouts extend life and reduce risk of physical disability, researchers find

8/26/2009
Women's Exercise Priorities Vary With Life Stages

Self-care often loses out to family obligations, analysis finds

8/20/2009
Lost Hikers, Backpackers Really Do Walk in Circles

Study shows disorientation occurs quickly without the sun, moon for guidance

8/13/2009
Exercise May Help in Leukemia Recovery

Small study finds physical activity reduces depression and fatigue