Walking Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
7/29/2008
Walkable Neighborhoods Keep the Pounds Off

Older, densely populated areas get people moving, study finds

6/6/2008
Walking Golf Course Affects Swing, Performance

Over time, players less able to transfer weight on shots, so being in shape can improve scores

5/26/2008
Cane Use May Cut Progression of Knee Osteoarthritis

Gait support translated into 10% average decrease in lateral load on joint, study finds

5/20/2008
Health Tip: Walking for Exercise

Suggestions for doing it correctly

5/14/2008
Common Drug Eases Leg Pain From Walking

More than half taking naftidrofuryl, a blood vessel medication, improved distances 50%

5/8/2008
Stroke Survivors Walk Better With Human Help

Rehab with therapist had more benefit than those using robotic devices, study finds

5/1/2008
Exercise, Counseling Benefits Depressed Heart Failure Patients

Aerobic workouts, counseling therapy boosted physical ability, lessened melancholy

4/10/2008
Special Treadmill Helps Stroke Patients Regain Normal Gait

Harness offers partial support as patients re-learn to walk

3/18/2008
Balance in Old Age Tied to Brain Changes

Monitoring white matter levels may assist early identification of walking problems

3/13/2008
Minimal Exercise Benefits Overweight Postmenopausal Women

Just 10-30 minutes a day showed significant improvement in social functioning

2/7/2008
Harnessing Human Energy for Medical Good

Device could use act of walking to power artificial limbs, insulin pumps, pacemakers

2/5/2008
GPS Devices Measure Severity of Peripheral Artery Disease

Same technology used in cars determined walking abilities of patients, study suggests

1/9/2008
Health Tip: Walk for Good Health

Suggestions for starting a walking routine

1/9/2008
Drink a Little, Stay Active, Save Your Heart

The combination could add years to your life, Danish researchers find

12/30/2007
Gain a Foothold on Winter Walking Safety

Tread carefully in slush and ice, and use caution when exiting transportation

12/10/2007
Good Physical Function Halves Stroke Risk

Researchers find pronounced effect in those over 40

11/20/2007
Pedometer Pushes People to Walk More

More steps lead to lower blood pressure, more weight loss, study finds

5/9/2007
Daily Steroid Helps Boys With Duchenne's to Walk

But the muscular dystrophy treatment also ups the risk of fractures, study finds

1/12/2007
Low-Income Minorities at Risk for Peripheral Artery Disease

Study urges importance of education, screenings to help curb amputations in worst cases

11/8/2006
Health Tip: Pedestrian Safety

Here's how to avoid injury

10/16/2006
Community Trail-Walkers Twice as Likely to Get Needed Exercise

Even nonusers said they'd pay higher taxes to support local fitness, study says

8/13/2006
Think 'Light' Going Back to School

Spine society urges parents, kids to avoid backpack-related injuries

7/31/2006
TV Watching Lowers Physical Activity: Study

Each hour of viewing was associated with 144 fewer steps taken a day, researchers find

11/18/2005
Health Tip: If You Need a Walker

Here's how to use one safely

10/20/2005
Walk a Dog, Lose Weight

Study found those who walked one for a year lost average of 14 pounds

6/16/2005
Health Tip: Work Out While Walking

How to get the most benefit

4/5/2005
Health Tip: Walking Tips for Seniors

Putting your best foot forward

10/13/2004
Health Tip: Walking Machines

Your feet do a lot of traveling

10/7/2004
Brisk Walks Speed Stroke Recovery

Rehab patients see improve mobility, strength and balance, study finds

10/6/2004
Health Tip: Get Moving!

The many benefits of exercise

9/29/2004
Health Tip: Take a Walk

It's a great form of exercise

9/21/2004
Walking a Good Workout for Your Brain

New studies show regular strolls can reduce risk of dementia, boost cognition

9/21/2004
Health Tip: Using a Pedometer

A step toward better health

8/23/2004
7/27/2004
Ankle Readings Foretell Walking Problems

Pressure gauge predicts blocked arteries without symptoms

6/30/2004
Casual Strolls May Be Risky for Older Women

Cause more injuries than any other non-equipment exercise

6/8/2004
4/26/2004
Stroke Survivors Urged to Exercise

Regular aerobic movement can prevent recurrence

4/20/2004
Using a Walker

Some safety tips

4/1/2004
Here's to the Two-Legged Commute

Use your feet on Walk to Work Day

3/28/2004
Ease Into Spring Activity

Keep your heart healthy as you head outdoors

3/3/2004
Short Daily Walks Not Enough to Fight Fat

Fifteen-minute strolls don't burn enough calories to counteract annual weight gain

1/12/2004
Just a Half-Hour Walk Keeps Pounds Off

Study finds benefits of modest daily exercise without diet change

11/22/2003
Giving Winter Walks the Slip

Don't fall into an injury when the ice comes

11/11/2003
Walk Away From Heart Disease

Brisk but comfortable pace helps your cardiovascular health

11/2/2003
Weight Control Doesn't Have to Be a Battle

Cut 50 calories, burn 50 and steady the scale, experts suggest

10/19/2003
Walk Wisely

Healthy tips for exercising by getting your feet moving

9/26/2003
Pedometers Tested As Step to More Exercise

McDonald's, others try a simple device to get people moving

9/23/2003
Walking Workouts

How to get the most benefit

8/29/2003
U.S. Pedestrians, Cyclists Tempting Fate -- or Worse

Both pursuits are much safer in Europe, new research says