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Topic- Walking

 

Stats: 20% lower mortality risk if you walk 2.5-5 hours per week-6163

Stats: 20% lower mortality risk if you walk 2.5-5 hours per week

Regular walking, even at less than the minimum recommended levels, is associated with lower mortality compared with inactivity, researchers from the American Cancer Society report.

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New research addresses key retirement issues-6157

New research addresses key retirement issues

The average retiree loses a substantial amount of his or her Social Security income to health-related expenses, according to coverage by Lana Peck, a senior principal at the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC), of the recent 2017 Retirement Research Consortium Meeting in Washington, DC.

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Personal choice improves exercise adherence-6050

Personal choice improves exercise adherence

A group of 69 people with knee osteoarthritis was randomly assigned to either a supervised or unsupervised community walking program. They were also asked which option they preferred.

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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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