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Benefits of Walking

Walking Faster Linked With Dramatic Heart Benefits In Older Adults

Live Science | Shelley Emling | Posted 11.20.2015 | Fifty

For older adults, walking a little faster, or for a few extra blocks, may increase the heart-healthy benefits of your stroll, a new study finds. In th...

Study Finds That Walking Could Be Better Than The Gym

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 11.06.2015 | Healthy Living

Could it be time to quit the gym altogether? Not exactly, but researchers from the London School of Economics and Political Science did find that wal...

A Brief Walk May Be All It Takes To Counter One Negative Effect Of Sitting

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 09.30.2015 | Science

Sitting too much has been linked to cardiovascular disease, obesity, cancer and even premature death. But a new study, published in the July issue of ...

Take A Long Walk On The Beach If You Want To Sleep Better

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 09.22.2015 | Healthy Living

Turns out Victorian "sea cures" were surprisingly legit. The ocean has been prescribed as a health remedy since as early as the 1700s, when doctors wo...

How Many Steps A Day Should You Really Walk?

Science of Us | Posted 06.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Science of Us

The 10,000-steps-a-day recommendation has nothing to do with sedentary, fast-food-drenched circa-2015 America. Rather, the recommendation first popped up in a very different food and environment: 1960s Japan.

The Secret To Happiness At Work Might Be Office Exercise

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living

Feeling that midday slump? You may want to skip that third cup of joe and move your feet instead. Two new studies are highlighting the growing bene...

The Incredible Impact Walking Has On My Mind

Iris Krasnow | Posted 02.15.2015 | Fifty
Iris Krasnow

Scientists tell us even three 20-minute walks a week help us live happier, healthier and longer. As a committed walker since I did the 30-mile Hike For Hunger in high school I love what this exercise does for the body. Yet what I crave most of all is what it does for my head.

How to Get America Back on Its Feet

Jay Walljasper | Posted 07.16.2014 | Green
Jay Walljasper

What if there was a way to reduce the risk of many major diseases at the same time as helping improve your overall health, decreasing your weight and boosting your energy?

9 Ways To Walk More Today

Posted 04.02.2014 | Healthy Living

Not all physical activity requires spandex, excessive sweating or a protein-packed recovery drink. In fact, just taking more steps in a day is an easy...

The 10 Minutes A Day That Can Change Your Life

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Andrea Atkins | Posted 02.12.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM With the hectic pace of life, we all rush around doing a bunch of things at once. And when we are “relaxing” we...

10 Reasons You Should Try Walking for Transportation

Amy Arndt | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Amy Arndt

I've never been a huge fan of exercise. I figured if I did something extreme, like selling my car, I could reduce my carbon footprint while getting healthy and saving money. In 2013, I channeled my inner Forrest Gump and logged over 500 miles. Here are 10 reasons I'm hooked.

The #1 Thing You Can Do To Look and Feel Healthier

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Dr. Pamela Peeke | Posted 10.03.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Reader Question: "What's one think I can do that's easy to keep and will actually make me look and feel healthier?" ...

Back Pain Relief Could Come From A Daily Stroll

Posted 03.14.2013 | Healthy Living

Relief from back pain could be as simple as taking a stroll, a new study suggests. A recent study suggests that a simple regime of daily walking ma...

DYK: How Much Exercise?

Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S. | Posted 08.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S.

Many people aren't even aware of how little they move in the course of a day. Our lives have become very simplified by technology. Consequently, it is absolutely essential that you become more aware of your daily activity.

Step By Step: How To Walk Your Way To Better Health

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 04.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

Gasoline is expensive, money is tight, and obesity in America is at record levels -- three good reasons to make the spring of 2012 the time to get serious about walking.