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Preventing Knee Replacement Surgery

A brisk walk each day lowers the risk of knee replacement surgery in patients with knee arthritis.

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At Risk for Alzheimer's? Exercise Might Help Keep It at Bay

WEDNESDAY, July 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Even if you are at high risk for Alzheimer's disease, a little more exercise may buy you time, new research suggests.

Folks with elevated levels of a brain protein called beta amyloid tend to be more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease and experience rapid brain decline later in life, previous research has found.

But apparently ...

Elbows Key to Your Walking Efficiency , Study Shows

FRIDAY, July 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Do you pump your arms while walking?

Keeping your arms straight while walking is much more energy-efficient than walking with bent arms, but arm position doesn't make much difference when running, a new, small study finds.

The study included eight university students -- ranging from casual runners to marathoners -- who were filmed w...

Just 30 Minutes of Light Exercise a Week May Keep Deadly Stroke at Bay

WEDNESDAY, June 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Just a little exercise may help protect you against a type of deadly bleeding stroke, a new study suggests.

As many as half of people who suffer a subarachnoid hemorrhage die within three months.

While smoking and high blood pressure have been shown to increase the risk of this deadly stroke, there has been little evidence on whe...

Why Your Foot Calluses Might Be Good for You

WEDNESDAY, June 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Before you take a pumice stone to your foot calluses just because they're unsightly, you might want to consider the idea that they are actually nature's shoes.

That's one of the messages from a new study suggesting that in certain ways, walking on callused feet can be better for you than the modern luxury of cushioned shoes.

Resea...

TV Watching May Be Most Unhealthy Type of Sitting: Study

WEDNESDAY, June 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Next time you're ready to hit the sofa for an evening of TV, think twice -- it just might kill you.

Though too much sitting has long been linked to health risks, a new study suggests all sitting isn't the same -- and sitting in front of the TV after dinner for long hours at a stretch is especially unhealthy.

In fact, those who di...

Hot Water Soak May Help Ease Poor Leg Circulation

FRIDAY, June 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Could soaking in hot water followed by light exercise work as well on peripheral artery disease (PAD) as a longer bout of exercise does?

The authors of a new study suggest it could, but some PAD experts aren't convinced.

Peripheral artery disease affects about 8.5 million Americans. Only about one in four people in the United State...

Do You Really Need 10,000 Steps a Day?

WEDNESDAY, May 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many people with activity trackers strive for 10,000 steps a day. But does it really take nearly five miles daily to make a difference in longevity?

Maybe not, says new research.

The study looked at nearly 17,000 older women -- average age 72. It found that women reduced their risk of dying by 41% when they got just 4,400 ste...

For Obese People, Commuting by Car Can Be a Killer: Study

SUNDAY, April 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Being obese and commuting by car can be a deadly mix, a new study warns.

Researchers analyzed data on more than 163,000 adults, aged 37 to 73, in the United Kingdom. The participants were followed for an average of five years.

Compared to people of normal weight who walked or cycled to work (active commut...

How to Start a Walking Group

MONDAY, April 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- You enjoy walking and even have an exercise buddy to keep you on track. But maybe your enthusiasm has started to wane.

The answer? Expand your workout circle and form a walking group in your community. By planning walks and encouraging one another, each member will have an impact on everyone else's health.

Createthegood.org offers s...

One Short, Brisk Walk a Day May Keep Arthritis at Bay

MONDAY, April 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Less than 10 minutes a day of brisk walking can help prevent disability in people with arthritis pain in their knee, hip, ankle or foot, researchers report.

Just one hour a week of brisk physical activity "is less than 10 minutes a day for people to maintain their independence. It's very doable," said lead study author Dorothy Dunlop. She's a ...

Walk, Dance, Clean: Even a Little Activity Helps You Live Longer

WEDNESDAY, March 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Want a reason to get out of your comfy armchair? Even low levels of regular physical activity -- brisk walking, dancing or gardening -- can reduce your risk of premature death, a new study finds.

Americans who got in just 10 to 59 minutes of moderate physical activity every week had an 18 percent lower risk of death from any cause, compare...

Pooch Peril: More Elderly Are Fracturing Bones While Dog Walking

WEDNESDAY, March 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Walking the dog can be great exercise for seniors, but there could be one downside: bone fractures.

Fractures suffered by elderly Americans while walking their dogs have more than doubled in recent years, new research shows.

Still, taking your dog for a walk can also bring big health rewards, one joint specialist said.

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An Outdoor Plan for Walking and Running

TUESDAY, March 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Sweating it out on a treadmill is great, especially when the weather is bad. You might even be motivated by watching exciting vistas on an interactive panel. But to keep a walking or running routine from becoming stale, kick it up a notch by taking your workout outside.

Running or walking in the great outdoors can burn more calories, because...

U.S. Pedestrian Deaths Hit 30-Year High in 2018: Report

THURSDAY, Feb. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- With more Americans walking and fewer drivers paying attention, pedestrian deaths in the United States reached their highest level in almost 30 years during 2018.

A Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) report projects 6,227 pedestrian deaths nationwide last year. The projection is based on state data for the first six months of 2018 a...

Walking, Not Riding, Boosts Health in Golfers With Knee Woes

TUESDAY, Feb. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Walking the golf course instead of riding in a cart offers heart health benefits that may outweigh potential joint harm for golfers with knee osteoarthritis, a new small study reports.

The study included 10 golfers with knee osteoarthritis who played two 18-hole rounds of golf. They walked the course in one round and used a golf cart in the ...

Brief Morning Exercise Helps Ease Blood Pressure Throughout the Day

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A half-hour of morning exercise can help control blood pressure in overweight and obese people for the entire day, a new study finds.

And for women in particular, adding frequent short breaks from sitting through the day can offer additional benefit, the Australian researchers said.

"For both men and women, the magnitude of reduct...

A New Mom Shape-Up: Stroller Walking

MONDAY, Dec. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The exhaustion of a new baby can have negative fitness consequences as you lose the motivation to exercise and feel there's no time to get to the gym.

But not exercising actually worsens fatigue, makes it harder to lose your baby weight, and increases the risk of chronic health problems down the road.

Don't fret, though: There's a po...

Just 6 Months of Walking May Boost Aging Brains

THURSDAY, Dec. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Walking and other types of moderate exercise may help turn back the clock for older adults who are losing their mental sharpness, a new clinical trial finds.

The study focused on older adults who had milder problems with memory and thinking skills. The researchers found that six months of moderate exercise -- walking or pedaling a stationary...

Increase the Calories You Burn When Walking

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Walking is not only a great first exercise, it can also be a forever exercise.

Here are some ideas to show you how to take it to the next level.

Making walking more of a challenge enables you to burn more calories and raise your working heart rate. You can do this by working out on a treadmill with an incline setting and wearing a...

Three Paralyzed Patients Now Walk, Thanks to Breakthrough Technology

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The science of spinal cord stimulation has been fine-tuned to the point that three previously paralyzed patients can now walk with minimal assistance, Swiss researchers report.

They can do so with only the aid of crutches or a walker, thanks to incredibly precise electrical stimulation of their spinal cord combined with intensive rehabilita...

Brisk Walks May Help, Not Harm, Arthritic Knees

TUESDAY, Oct. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you suffer from knee arthritis and worry that walking will only worsen your damaged joint, a new study suggests you put your fears aside, slip on some sneakers, and take a brief but brisk walk.

The researchers estimated that if older adults with the condition added just 5 minutes of brisk walking to their day, their odds of needing knee re...

Fitter Folks Suffer Milder Strokes: Study

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It's well-known that regular exercise can help cut your risk for a stroke. Now, new research shows fitness may have an added bonus, cutting the severity of a stroke should one occur.

So finds a study of more than 900 stroke survivors. It found that fitter people were twice as likely as sedentary folk to have a mild stroke rather than a seve...

Walking: Still the Starting Line for Fitness

THURSDAY, Sept. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Being physically active is one of the most important steps people of all ages can take to improve their health.

Yet despite everything we know about the benefits of exercise, only half of U.S. adults and only about a quarter of high school students get the amount recommended in national guidelines.

If you haven't gotten onboard wit...

Walking, Exercise Both Linked to Lower Heart Failure in Older Women

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The more a middle-aged or elderly woman walks, the less likely she is to have heart failure, a large new study reveals.

Heart failure is the leading cause of hospitalization among people aged 65 and older.

Researchers say the findings are a first and concern otherwise healthy, postmenopausal women 50 and 70 years of age. The stud...

Here's What Makes Seniors Feel and Act Younger

FRIDAY, Aug. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A pair of new studies points towards two potential paths to the fountain of youth.

When older adults feel more control of their lives and get more exercise, they feel younger -- and that improves their thinking, overall quality of life and longevity, the studies say.

One study included 116 older adults (ages 60 to 90) and 106 younge...

On-the-Job Stress Relief

MONDAY, July 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- You've probably heard the health warning: Sitting is the new smoking.

The importance of getting up and walking to prevent serious health issues when you sit at a desk all day long has gotten a lot of attention recently.

Those health risks include increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess weight and high cholesterol levels, ...

Quitting Smoking? Even a Little Exercise Can Help You Stay Slim

WEDNESDAY, July 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Fear of weight gain can keep many smokers from kicking the habit.

But a new study involving older women might help change that: It found that for those who quit, even a bit of exercise helped keep the pounds at bay.

"Being active after quitting smoking was found to reduce weight gain, regardless of the amount of physical activity ...

How to Start Exercising When You're Out of Shape

WEDNESDAY, July 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Though you may face challenges if you're carrying excess weight or haven't been active in a long time, you can still get fit and gain all the benefits that exercise has to offer.

The easiest way to get started is with walking because it's low-impact and low-risk, and all you need is a pair of supportive walking or running shoes. Begin by sch...

Walkable Neighborhoods Might Lower Kids' Asthma Risk

MONDAY, June 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Children may be more likely to develop asthma if they live in neighborhoods where it's difficult to get around on foot, a new study suggests.

Researchers analyzed data from more than 326,000 children in Toronto who were born between 1997 and 2003, and followed them until the ages of 8 through 15.

Twenty-one percent of the children de...

Walk Briskly to a Longer Life

FRIDAY, June 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- You might want to pick up the pace when you head out for a stroll, suggests a new study that found that doing so may lengthen your life.

In fact, compared with a slow pace, walking at an average pace appeared to reduce the risk of dying early 20 percent, while a faster pace seemed to cut the risk by 24 percent, the researchers said.

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Start Exercising to Cut Your Heart Failure Risk

FRIDAY, May 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Attention, middle-age couch potatoes: There's still time to lower your risk of heart failure, a condition affecting more than 5 million Americans.

Getting the recommended 150 minutes a week of moderate physical activity can reduce your risk in just six years, according to new research from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

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Why You Should Unwind After a Tough Day at Work

TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- After dealing with nasty co-workers or a rude boss all day, try doing something to unwind. It can help you sleep better, a new study suggests.

"Sleep quality is crucial because sleep plays a major role in how employees perform and behave at work," said study lead author Caitlin Demsky, of Oakland University in Rochester, Mich.

"In our...

Hit-and-Run Deaths on the Rise

THURSDAY, April 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Hit-and-run deaths in the United States reached a record high in 2016, a new report shows.

"Hit-and-run crashes in the United States are trending in the wrong direction," said David Yang, executive director of the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

"Our analysis shows that hit-and-run crashes are a growing traffic safety challenge...

Got Osteoarthritis? Get Moving

WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Is arthritis pain getting in the way of your fitness plans? That need not be the case.

In fact, physical activity can be vital to your continued mobility.

Osteoarthritis is a joint disease that affects about 27 million Americans -- most often in the knees and hips, but also in the lower back and neck.

Doctors describe...

Why More People Don't Walk or Bike to Work

THURSDAY, April 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Walking or cycling to work doesn't take as long as you probably think, a new study finds.

A major reason people favor a car for their daily commute is that they believe they don't have time to walk or cycle, Pennsylvania State University researchers noted.

But their study of 252 students and 253 faculty and staff found most overest...

AHA: 'No Excuses' for 3 Heart Disease Survivors Walking to Stay Fit

WEDNESDAY, April 4, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Jerry McCann, Ray Rivera and Taunya Stewart are living proof that there's no good excuse to avoid physical activity, especially during Move More Month in April.

For each of them, becoming more active was a matter of life or death. McCann had a heart transplant. Rivera was diagnosed with a series of heart problems. Stewart went ...

Even Short Bursts of Activity Can Boost Long-Term Health

FRIDAY, March 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Simply climbing a single set of stairs, walking around the block or taking a three-minute jog can improve a middle-aged person's health, even when such activity is spread across the day, new research suggests.

After tracking the activity habits and health of more than 4,800 adults 40 years old and up for four years, researchers concluded that...

Are Pricey Orthotic Insoles Worth It for Heel Pain?

TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For people with chronic heel pain, costly "custom" shoe inserts are probably a waste of money, a new research review suggests.

Researchers found that pricey devices were generally no better than inexpensive store-bought inserts -- or any other "conservative" treatment -- when it came to managing plantar fasciitis.

Plantar fasciitis...

Have Smartphones, Pot Become Deadly for Pedestrians?

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For the second year in a row, U.S. pedestrian deaths hit highs not seen in decades, new data shows.

Greater use of marijuana and smartphones may be the reason why, the research suggests.

The annual pedestrian death tolls in 2016 (5,987) and 2017 (5,984) should serve as a warning, said Jonathan Adkins, executive director of the Gov...

Going for a Walk Not So Easy for Many Pugs

TUESDAY, Feb. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Most dogs are excited to hear the words "Want to go for a walk?" But one-third of pug dogs have an abnormal gait, and this may be a more serious health problem for this breed than previously thought, researchers say.

The finding was based on survey responses from 550 owners of pugs registered with the Swedish Kennel Club. All dogs were 1, 5 o...

Getting Active Could Help Boost Memory, Experts Say

THURSDAY, Dec. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Physical activity is good for the body and the brain, but what about people with thinking and memory difficulties?

A new recommendation from the American Academy of Neurology suggests that exercise is indeed helpful for people with mild cognitive impairment.

The condition, in which thinking and memory skills deteriorate, often occu...

A Daily Walk: Smart Move for Seniors' Brain Health

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- With New Year's Day fast approaching, one small, new study suggests that seniors interested in preserving their brain health might want to add walking to the top of their resolution list.

Why? A team of investigators from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) found that adults over the age of 60 who are already struggling with memory...

Office Workers Don't Like Being Chained to Their Desks

FRIDAY, Nov. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People with desk jobs want to move more, a new study suggests.

"To our knowledge, this is the first study to investigate how long desk-based workers actually want to sit, stand, walk and be physically active," said study lead author Birgit Sperlich. She's a postdoctoral researcher at German Sport University Cologne.

Sperlich and her ...

Older Women Can 'Walk Away From the Grim Reaper'

MONDAY, Nov. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Ladies, slip on your sneakers and walk briskly every day, and you might prolong your life.

In a new study, women who logged an average of nearly 70 minutes daily had up to a 70 percent lower risk of death compared to the least active women, who moved just eight minutes a day. The study also found that the benefits were significant mainly for ...

Even a Little Walking Can Lengthen Your Life

THURSDAY, Oct. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- That evening stroll you take after dinner most nights may be doing you more good than you realize -- new research suggests even a bit of regular walking can reduce your risk of death.

"Walking has been described as the 'perfect exercise' because it is simple, free, convenient, doesn't require any special equipment or training, and can be don...

Dance Your Way to a Healthier Aging Brain

THURSDAY, Oct. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Dance classes may beat traditional exercise when it comes to improving older adults' balance -- and it might enhance brain areas related to memory and learning along the way.

That's the finding of a small study that compared dance lessons against standard exercise -- including brisk walking -- among 52 healthy seniors.

Over a year ...

How to Start a Walking Plan

TUESDAY, Oct. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Are you completely new to exercise? Getting fit doesn't have to be expensive or complicated. In fact, it can be as simple as putting one foot in front of the other.

Starting a walking program can get you on the path to better health. All you need to get going are supportive athletic shoes, comfortable clothes, a safe place to walk, and the OK ...

Online Game Could Boost Family Fitness

MONDAY, Oct. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The family that plays an online game together may get more exercise together, a new study suggests.

Sound counterintuitive? Well, researchers have long struggled with finding ways to coax families to move more, but the online game -- where the only prize was a lowly mug -- convinced spouses, parents and kids to log more steps in their daily wal...

For Men, Fitness Can Often Last a Lifetime

THURSDAY, Sept. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Active middle-aged men are likely to stay active into old age, a new study finds.

The research included nearly 3,500 British men, aged 40 to 59 at the start of the study. The researchers followed the men's health for 20 years. Those who were physically active in mid-life were nearly three times more likely to be active at the end of the stu...

Dog Walking a Treat for Pet and Owner Alike

FRIDAY, Sept. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Why do people walk their dogs? A new British study suggests it's not for the exercise.

Instead, dog owners appear to like to take their pups for walks because it makes them happy.

"It's clear from our findings that dog walking is used to meet the emotional needs of the owner as well as the needs of the dog," said study author Carri W...

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