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Neighbourhood characteristics that promote walking and cycling: Study

The likelihood of cycling and walking was associated with land use mix-diversity (amenities such as stores or parks within a 20-minute walk), street connectivity (number of three and four-way intersections) and safety from crime.

Neighbourhood characteristics that promote walking and cycling: Study(Unsplash)
Neighbourhood characteristics that promote walking and cycling: Study(Unsplash)
Published on Jan 18, 2023 12:55 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Tapatrisha Das, Washington

Older adults' risk of heart disease is reduced by walking 3-4 miles a day: Study

According to research published in the journal Circulation, older adults who walk three to four miles per day 6,000 to 9,000 steps, are 40 to 50 per cent less likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke than those who walk a mile (2,000 steps) per day.

Older adults' risk of heart disease is reduced by walking 3-4 miles a day: Study(Unsplash)
Older adults' risk of heart disease is reduced by walking 3-4 miles a day: Study(Unsplash)
Published on Jan 11, 2023 07:00 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri, Washington

Health benefits of walking, tips on getting started and finding your style

Walking is one of the easiest forms of exercise. Doctors and fitness experts promote walking because it's an easy activity for all age groups without any specific training, equipment or clothing to get started. Here are some tips on getting started, finding your style and reaping these health perks

Health benefits of walking, tips on getting started and finding your style (Photo by Henry Xu on Unsplash)
Health benefits of walking, tips on getting started and finding your style (Photo by Henry Xu on Unsplash)
Updated on Dec 18, 2022 02:03 AM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Human bipedalism may have developed in trees rather than on ground: Study

Human bipedalism, or walking erect on two legs, may have developed in trees rather than on the ground, as previously supposed.

For the study, researchers explored the behaviours of wild chimpanzees - our closest living relative - living in the Issa Valley of western Tanzania, within the region of the East African Rift Valley. (Representational Image)
For the study, researchers explored the behaviours of wild chimpanzees - our closest living relative - living in the Issa Valley of western Tanzania, within the region of the East African Rift Valley. (Representational Image)
Published on Dec 15, 2022 04:29 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

8 tips to increase your step counts in order to lose weight and stay fit

Increasing your step count can seem overwhelming or time-consuming, but with a few lifestyle changes and modifications, you can reach your fitness goals easily. Check out some top tips to increase your step counts.

Tips to increase your step counts to lose weight and stay fit(Unsplash)
Tips to increase your step counts to lose weight and stay fit(Unsplash)
Updated on Oct 23, 2022 06:13 PM IST

Amazing benefits of walking for anxiety

Walking can help improve your psychological and mental health. Check out how walking eases your anxiety.

Amazing benefits of walking for anxiety(Pixabay)
Amazing benefits of walking for anxiety(Pixabay)
Published on Sep 08, 2022 07:15 PM IST

Can people with spinal cord injuries walk and run? New study answers

The traumatic account of a celebrity's spinal cord injury occasionally makes the news. Despite the dramatic advances in medicine and biology, the medical problem of nerve injury has remained a mystery. New study finds out how people with spinal cord injuries can walk and run

Can people with spinal cord injuries walk and run? New study answers (cottonbro)
Can people with spinal cord injuries walk and run? New study answers (cottonbro)
Updated on Aug 16, 2022 12:19 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Seoul [south Korea]

Diabetes: Walk after eating to reduce blood sugar; expert on many benefits

Taking a short walk within 60 to 90 minutes of having a meal might be helpful in reducing blood sugar levels. Experts talk about many benefits of post-meal walks.

According to fitness experts, you can increase your daily calorie expenditure by 2-4 calories per minute by walking instead of sitting or lying down after eating.(Pixabay)
According to fitness experts, you can increase your daily calorie expenditure by 2-4 calories per minute by walking instead of sitting or lying down after eating.(Pixabay)
Updated on Aug 10, 2022 07:49 PM IST
By, Delhi

Nordic walking improves functional capacity in heart disease patients: Research

Cardiovascular rehabilitation and exercise training programs following major cardiovascular events are associated with considerable improvements in functional capacity and cardiorespiratory fitness, as well as mental health.

Nordic walking improves functional capacity in heart disease patients: Research(AFP)
Nordic walking improves functional capacity in heart disease patients: Research(AFP)
Published on Jun 16, 2022 03:09 PM IST
ANI | , Amsterdam

Brisk walkers live longer, research shows

New research shows that fast walkers are more likely to live longer lives than slow walkers.

Brisk walkers live longer, research shows(Unsplash)
Brisk walkers live longer, research shows(Unsplash)
Published on Apr 27, 2022 11:23 AM IST

Tips to use a treadmill without getting knee injury: Expert offers insights

From wearing the right shoes to altering the speed and maintaining a proper time duration, these are the tips and tricks that can be taken up in order to avoid knee injury.

Tips to use a treadmill without getting knee injury: Expert offers insights(Unsplash)
Tips to use a treadmill without getting knee injury: Expert offers insights(Unsplash)
Published on Apr 17, 2022 03:03 PM IST
ByTapatrisha Das, Delhi

Walking more steps a day can improve people's health, longevity: Study

The analysis led by the University of Massachusetts Amherst discovered that taking more steps a day helps lower the risk of premature death.

The research found no definitive association with walking speed, beyond the total number of steps per day.(Pixabay)
The research found no definitive association with walking speed, beyond the total number of steps per day.(Pixabay)
Published on Mar 08, 2022 08:00 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Parmita Uniyal

Walking may decrease risk of Type 2 diabetes among older adults: Study

The primary aim of the study was to assess associations between total steps taken per day and the development of diabetes. The secondary aim was to evaluate whether step intensity or cadence influenced diabetes risk.

According to new research, walking regularly may help prevent Type 2 diabetes among 70 and 80-year-olds.(Unsplash)
According to new research, walking regularly may help prevent Type 2 diabetes among 70 and 80-year-olds.(Unsplash)
Published on Jan 21, 2022 01:42 PM IST
ANI |

Milind Soman, Ankita Konwar's ‘walk to remember’ in Thar desert is cardio inspo

Looking for the perfect but also easy cardio inspo to kickstart Monday workout routine? Milind Soman and wife Ankita Konwar's ‘walk to remember’ in Thar desert got us sorted courtesy these health benefits of the simple exercise

Milind Soman, Ankita Konwar's ‘walk to remember’ in Thar desert is cardio inspo (Instagram/milindrunning)
Milind Soman, Ankita Konwar's ‘walk to remember’ in Thar desert is cardio inspo (Instagram/milindrunning)
Published on Jan 10, 2022 01:22 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Could lack of sleep affect our walk? A study finds out

Walking and specifically, how well we can control our stride, or gait, can indeed be affected by lack of sleep, reported a new study, by researchers at MIT and the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil.

The act of walking was once seen as an entirely automatic process, involving very little conscious, cognitive control.(Pixabay)
The act of walking was once seen as an entirely automatic process, involving very little conscious, cognitive control.(Pixabay)
Published on Oct 31, 2021 01:06 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Parmita Uniyal

World Mental Health Day: How walking can work wonders for your mental health

World Mental Health Day: Walking that comes with multitude of benefits for physical and mental health can speed up recovery for mental health patients and improve mood instantly.

Physical and mental health are very intricately linked and one cannot be in good shape without the other.(Pixabay)
Physical and mental health are very intricately linked and one cannot be in good shape without the other.(Pixabay)
Updated on Oct 09, 2021 06:13 PM IST
ByParmita Uniyal

Wondering how many steps per day benefits health? This is what a new study says

A new study answers the vital question: How many steps per day do we need for health benefits? To find the answer, researchers divided people into groups of low (under 7,000 per day), moderate (between 7,000-9,999) and high-step volume (more than 10,000). Read on to know the results.

Wondering how many steps per day benefits your health? This is what a new study says(Unsplash)
Wondering how many steps per day benefits your health? This is what a new study says(Unsplash)
Published on Sep 12, 2021 07:44 AM IST
ANI | | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, Washington [us]

Walking daily may lead to a longer and healthier life, says new study

The findings of a recent study have shown that walking is one of the easiest ways to improve fitness and health including heart health. The study recommended at least 150 minutes per week of moderate or 75 minutes of vigorous physical activity, or a combination of both.

Taking more steps daily may lead to a longer life(Unsplash)
Taking more steps daily may lead to a longer life(Unsplash)
Published on May 23, 2021 12:07 PM IST
ANI | , Washington

New study says, walking hand-in-hand with a partner might slow you down

The findings of a new study has shown that walking or doing any kind of exercise is great but when one does it with a partner, it often tends to slow their speed, as a result, they miss out on quite a few benefits of the workout.

Walking with a partner is great but might slow you down(Unsplash)
Walking with a partner is great but might slow you down(Unsplash)
Updated on Apr 04, 2021 08:29 AM IST
ANI | , Washington [us]

Make Indian cities walkable

There are enough studies to show that better walkability make cities more viable for citizens, especially those who rely on public transport to get around

Making walking safe, comfortable, and convenient for pedestrians can even help boost tourism(Bloomberg)
Making walking safe, comfortable, and convenient for pedestrians can even help boost tourism(Bloomberg)
Updated on Apr 26, 2019 03:00 PM IST
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