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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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Living in a walkable neighorhood helps reduce diabetes risk-4941

Living in a walkable neighorhood helps reduce diabetes risk

A separate presentation at the 74th Scientific Sessions reported the results of two studies that showed living in a walkable neighborhood reduced the risk of type 2 diabetes among people in middle and younger ages (but not for people 65 years and older).

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A more walkable community means more minutes of walking-4642

A more walkable community means more minutes of walking

The Every Body Walk! Campaign encourages people to walk 30 minutes/day for 150 minutes/week of physical activity. Would moving to a new residence in a more walk-friendly community encourage people to meet that goal?

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Mentors help maintain the walking habit-4598

Mentors help maintain the walking habit

In the United States, Maine in Motion is a statewide initiative to encourage residents to increase their levels of physical activity through setting goals, tracking levels of daily activity on the website and counting steps using a pedometer.

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Walking can reduce breast cancer risk after menopause-4526

Walking can reduce breast cancer risk after menopause

Postmenopausal women who are very active or walk at least 7 hours a week have a reduced risk for breast cancer, reveals a recently published study.

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