Walking Health News

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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

7/29/2009
Intense Daily Workout May Keep Cancer at Bay

Thirty minutes a day cut risk in half in study of Finnish men

7/21/2009
Health Tip: If You're Tired of Walking

Here are some low-impact alternatives

7/14/2009
Walking, Biking to Work Pays Off

Active commuters are slimmer and fitter, study finds

7/6/2009
Kids of Parents Who Value Exercise Are More Active

Study found parents still show a gender bias, however

6/11/2009
Need a Walking Partner? Try a Dog

Those who do are apt to exercise (and enjoy it) more, experts say

5/29/2009
Teens Likely to Trade Team Sports for Individual Exercise

Vigorous activity is less likely than walking or running as kids age, researchers say

5/24/2009
Mom and Baby Alike May Benefit From Exercise

Most women should keep active while pregnant, experts say

5/19/2009
Higher Fitness Levels Tied to Lower Heart, Death Risks

Staying healthy means a quality life that lasts longer, review finds

5/11/2009
Walk Long, Slow and Often to Help the Heart

Experts suggest a change of pace for cardiac rehab programs

4/9/2009
Extra Pounds in Mid-Life Affect Later Mobility

Seniors who lose weight still at risk from previous obesity

4/7/2009
Exercise Might Benefit Some With Heart Failure

Improvement was modest, but activity is safe and should be urged, expert says

3/17/2009
Walk 100 Steps a Minute for 'Moderate' Exercise

Study computes a pace brisk enough to meet activity guidelines

3/12/2009
Kids Who Live Near Green Spaces Seem to Walk More

Experts urge urban planners to heed study's finding and help fight obesity

2/26/2009
With 4 Legs They All Walk the Same, It Seems

Experts bemoan humans' ineptness in depicting animals' gait

2/22/2009
Any Old Cane Won't Do

Expert offers tips for choosing one carefully after an injury

2/21/2009
Walking Program May Relieve Peripheral Artery Pain

Distance improved and pain fell for participants, study finds

1/20/2009
Simple Exercise Keeps Brain at Top of Its Game

In older women, being more fit helps cognitive function, study shows

1/15/2009
Walking Is Good for Blocked Leg Arteries

Study shows value of exercise in treating peripheral arterial disease

1/14/2009
12/19/2008
Exercise Protects Black Women From Type 2 Diabetes

Brisk walking, limiting TV seems to benefit this high-risk group

12/19/2008
Community Exercise Programs Boost Seniors' Strength

Regular participation can also reduce risk of falls, study says

12/6/2008
Avoiding a Holiday Season of Discontent

Stress is everywhere, but learning what relaxes you can help, expert says

12/4/2008
Almost Two-Thirds of Americans Meet Exercise Guidelines

150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity a week

11/26/2008
Holiday Meals With a Calorie-Conscious Twist

Swapping out heavy ingredients can mean healthier eating without the guilt, experts say

10/31/2008
Vigorous Exercise Can Cut Breast Cancer Risk

But benefits only apply to normal-weight women, study says

9/25/2008
Moderate Aerobic Exercise Lowers Diabetics' Liver Fat

Study cites benefits for type 2 patients seeking to avoid cardiovascular problems

9/8/2008
Walking Styles a Quick Cue to Gender

Looking at joint movements alone, people could spot males vs. females, study found

9/2/2008
Exercise May Help Prevent Age-Related Memory Loss

Moderate weekly activity showed benefits even a year after routine was stopped, study says