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Benefits of Walking - How Walking Reduces Health Risks

Walkers have less incidence of cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and other killer diseases. They live longer and get mental health and spiritual benefits. Find out about the many health benefits of walking.
  1. Cancer Prevention (12)
  2. Diabetes (12)
  3. Mind and Spirit (28)
  4. Seniors (21)
  5. Pregnancy (9)
  6. Male Health (7)
  7. Many Benefits of Walking (3)
  8. Heart Health and Stroke (17)

Walking - The Miracle Cure?
Is there a miracle cure for preventing many major diseases? Study after study suggests that brisk walking is the answer.

Sitting Slows Metabolism - How to Not Sit Still?
Research suggests that sitting slows the metabolism and may contribute to obesity, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome. How can you sit less?

Walking Builds Aerobic Fitness at both High and Moderate Intensity
A 2005 study confirms aerobic fitness and health benefits for both high intensity walking and lower intensity, high frequency walking.

Walk More, Walk Faster Says CDC
Most walkers aren't walking far enough, often enough or fast enough to get the full health benefits, according the Center for Disease Control.

Walk and Exercise to Add Healthy Years to Your Life
Analysis of research data shows that moderate and high levels of physical activity added disease-free years to life.

Quick Benefits Come from Changing Diet and Exercise
Basic changes in diet and exercise can lead to a dramatic drop in a person's risk for chronic illnesses in as little as six weeks. Although the notion that proper nutrition and exercise is good for you is not revolutionary, it’s important that people know that major health benefits can come quickly.

Exercise Slows Aging Process
Research shows adults who are physically active in their 50s and early 60s are about 35 percent less likely to die in the next eight years than those who are sedentary. For those who have a high heart risk because of diabetes, high blood pressure or smoking, the reduction is 45 percent.

Skipping Exercise Two Days in a Row Has Scary Effects
A study suggests that skipping exercise for two days in a row has negative effects on insulin and metabolism.

Walking Grows in Popularity 2005-2010 - CDC Study
Walking is the choice for 110 million Americans, and walkers are three times more likely to get enough exercise to reduce health risks.

Walk Away From Colds
Your walking workouts may help prevent catching colds, according to research.

Walk and Live Longer Through Walking
Studies show that getting active can reduce your risks of dying before your time.

Walking Prevents Cancer and Glaucoma
Walking reduces the risks of developing cancer and glaucoma, according to research studies.

Walking Downhill Lowers Blood Sugar
Research shows that walking only downhill had surprising benefits in lowering blood sugar levels and LDL cholesterol.

Walk or Die: Exercise in Middle Age to Cut Risk of Early Death
Research shows adults who are physically active in their 50s and early 60s are about 35 percent less likely to die in the next eight years than those who are sedentary. For those who have a high heart risk because of diabetes, high blood pressure or smoking, the reduction is 45 percent.

Surgeon General Says to Get Moving
"We've go plenty of science to tell us what we need to do - get moving!" said Richard Carmona, Surgeon General of the United States.

Tell Them to Walk
Senior men were motivated to exercise by primary care counseling on a home walking and strength exercise program. The research study showed that counseling can provides exercise motivation for senior men.

National Walk@Lunch Day
Get out and walk during lunch on this national day sponsored at Blue Cross/Blue Shield companies, held in late April yearly.

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