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Even in winter, people keep walking-5911

Even in winter, people keep walking

Midlife and older adults prefer wintertime physical activities similar to people who are younger, according to the results of a poll targeting 1,000 respondents.

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Can social networking increase walking among dog owners?-5280

Can social networking increase walking among dog owners?

Among 102 dog owners who were sedentary and lived in eight neighborhoods, a portion were randomly assigned to receive emails on increasing physical activity and the remainder were assigned to a Meetup Group. Meetup http://www.meetup.com/
is a social networking website where anyone can invite neighbors to join a group. Participants in the Meetup Group received newsletters, information on dog walks and community events, and an activity monitor.

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Walking is effective for fall prevention-5240

Walking is effective for fall prevention

In Japan, 90 people ages 65-79 years old were assigned to brisk walking or balance and strength training groups as part of a fall prevention program that was supervised for three months and unsupervised for 13 months. Over the 16 months, the individuals in the walking group had a significant reduction in fall risk measured by falls per physically active person-day and falls per person-step when compared to those in the balance group.

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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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