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Walking outdoors in a group has definite health benefits-5230

Walking outdoors in a group has definite health benefits

Walking is a frequent recommendation for people to start becoming more physically active, and maintain their activity. Joining a walking group may aid individuals in staying motivated and forging social connections.

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Neighborhood walking may be a step toward improved cognition-5172

Neighborhood walking may be a step toward improved cognition

Walking is the most frequently recommended, and most frequently reported activity among older adults. Does walking for chores or pleasure impact cognition?

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When the vet prescribes, dogs and their owners start walking-5080

When the vet prescribes, dogs and their owners start walking

Dog owners and their dogs were randomly assigned to a physical activity group or a usual care group. Veterinarians prescribed physical activity for 30 minutes each day to dog owners and their dogs using a standard script, and provided pedometers for the owners to measure the number of steps they walked. Prior to beginning, the owners reported their height and weight, and the dog’s condition was recorded.

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Walking trips are short in the UK-5057

Walking trips are short in the UK

The 2013 Travel Survey conducted in England collected seven-day travel diaries from 6,830 households. Walking and driving or riding in a car were the most frequently named modes of travel (86% of all trips). The number of trips made by people 16 years and older increased with age until individuals reached their forties, then the number began to decline.

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For people with Parkinson's disease, walking relieves symptoms-5024

For people with Parkinson's disease, walking relieves symptoms

The symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, a disorder of the nervous system, include slow movement, tremor, rigid muscles, impaired balance or posture and changes in speech (American Academy of Neurology). All of these symptoms impact on quality of life.

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Walking aids function for people with knee osteoarthritis-4947

Walking aids function for people with knee osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis, also called degenerative joint disease, is one of the 10 most disabling diseases in developed countries, reports the World Health Organization. Osteoarthritis in the knee is the most common form, and more common in older adults. In the United States, knee osteoarthritis is one of the five leading causes of disability among adults (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

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