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.
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.
In the study, a hip-mounted accelerometer – a device that measures the magnitude of accelerations – was used to measure physical activity.
Science continues to prove Hippocrates right when he said, “Walking is man’s best medicine.” If you’re beginning to lag on your New Year’s resolutions, or that Fitbit you got for Christmas is gathering dust, a trio of recent studies provide incentive to get up off the couch and lace up those walking shoes.