Walking Health News

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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

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