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Using pedometers while walking may boost your health later

Researchers have found that people who use pedometers to count their steps as part of a 12-week walking programme, can have a healthier, more active lifestyle later.

Mar 13, 2018, 15:28 PM IST

Using pedometers while walking may be beneficial to your health: Study

Brisk walking for 30 minutes or more daily on most days of the week can help adults and older adults achieve important health benefits, researchers said.

Mar 13, 2018, 11:20 AM IST

Brisk walking may help older women curb heart failure risk: Study

The study found that women above 60 years of age were three times more prone to heart failure risk.

Mar 05, 2018, 14:05 PM IST

Slow pace in old age may indicate heart diseases

Heart disease risk factors such as smoking, living with diabetes, obesity or being physically inactive were linked to having a slower walking speed.

Nov 21, 2017, 19:21 PM IST

Exercise could curb the risk of premature death in older women: Study

The study, led by investigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital, investigated physical activity of women measured over seven days using a wearable device called a triaxial accelerometer.

Nov 07, 2017, 17:02 PM IST

Lessons for a lifetime: Taking a leaf out of Mahatma Gandhi's book for good health

Gandhi led a very simple and frugal lifestyle, setting a perfect example for all of us to follow and on his 148th birth anniversary, we remember Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi's life as more than a story of a great and outstanding personality.

Oct 02, 2017, 11:42 AM IST

Consuming marijuana can change your style of walking

A team of researchers has found that those who smoke cannabis tend to move their shoulders less and elbows more as they walk. The study also found marijuana users swing their knees more quickly when walking than non-users. 

Sep 04, 2017, 16:25 PM IST

Middle-aged people who walk slowly at a high risk of heart disease, says study

The study revealed that middle-aged people, both men and women, who reported that they are slow walkers were around twice as likely to have a heart-related death compared to brisk walkers.

Aug 30, 2017, 19:07 PM IST

Saudi man divorces wife for walking ahead

In another case, a husband divorced his wife during their honeymoon for wearing foot bangles.

Aug 21, 2017, 19:14 PM IST

Laziest people on Earth belong to 'THIS' country - Read to know!

 India ranked 39 among the world's laziest countries, with people taking just 4,297 steps a day.

Jul 14, 2017, 20:31 PM IST

Walking slow indicator of dementia, says study

Scientists who found that older adults who experience a slowing gait also suffered shrinkage of a part of the brain linked with memory and spatial orientation.

Jul 02, 2017, 16:35 PM IST

Smartphones are changing how humans walk: Study

Researchers found that when using a phone, irrespective of how it is being used, people look less frequently and for less time at the obstacle on the ground.

Jul 02, 2017, 15:06 PM IST

Take brisk walk every 30 minutes to reduce risk of heart disease

The study found that people who spend increasing time sitting are at an increased risk of serious health problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes or death from all causes.

Jun 27, 2017, 21:16 PM IST

Walking can make you fit, brisk walk may keep you disease-free: Study

Researchers from University of Wisconsin-Madison in the US studied about 93 members of a parental history Alzheimer's risk study group.

Jun 23, 2017, 18:39 PM IST

Want to improve your brain function? Start walking regularly!

 A new study has found that a moderate-intensity walking regimen may reduce the symptoms of mild cognitive impairment that are linked to poor blood vessel health in the brain.

May 28, 2017, 00:06 AM IST

This wireless device can measure walking speed with ease

The new device called "WiGait" could help reveal a wealth of important health information, particularly for the elderly by measuring the emerging vital sign.

May 02, 2017, 20:52 PM IST

Walk in nature and shake off the summer heat!

Just "walk it off", is what most people say to cool others down. The coming months will surely hit you with soaring temperatures. How about challenging yourself by hiking or simply traversing a plantation? To beat the heat, merge with nature by walking through a rainforest or in a stream and then wink back at the sun.

May 01, 2017, 12:54 PM IST

Want to keep your brain healthy? Doing this daily might help!

A new research has found that regular walk not only benefits our heart and muscles but also contributes in keeping our brain healthy.

Apr 27, 2017, 23:04 PM IST

Walking most effective anti-depressant, reveals health survey

According to the fourth edition of the Max Bupa Walk For Health Survey, 97% of Indians who walk regularly, experience improvement in their mental and emotional health. 

Apr 07, 2017, 17:00 PM IST

Gastrointestinal cancer: Physical activity can help patients cope with chemotherapy side effects

The study also shows that patients with an advanced gastrointestinal tumor can also profit from exercise therapy.

Mar 13, 2017, 14:03 PM IST