The main event for the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions’ annual celebration of National Public Health Week is the “Step Challenge.” The annual event is designed to motivate members of the UB and greater Western New York communities to walk more and be healthier.
A daily walk or bike ride could double a 70-year-old’s chances of living past 80, a new study finds.
(Reuters Health) – Patients with arthritic knees can add hip-strengthening exercises to their workout to improve the ability to walk and maybe reduce pain, according to a research review.
Jogging for 15 minutes a day, or walking or gardening for somewhat longer, could help protect people against developing depression.
Brock University Kinesiology Professor Philip Wilson has some simple but effective advice for those living with the disease: lace up your shoes and get walking.
Regular exercise is a prime candidate. “If you look at all the lifestyle factors that decrease the number of days you suffer from common cold, being a physically active and fit person is the most important,” says David Nieman, a professor of public health and director of the Human Performance Lab at Appalachian State University.
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.
You probably know that walking does your body good, but it’s not just your heart and muscles that benefit. Researchers found that the foot’s impact during walking sends pressure waves through the arteries that significantly modify and can increase the supply of blood to the brain.
Duke University researchers recently reported that just six months of aerobic exercise—for 35 minutes, three times a week—may improve executive function in older adults who have cognitive impairments.
In the study, a hip-mounted accelerometer – a device that measures the magnitude of accelerations – was used to measure physical activity.