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Texting while walking make you walk slower and swerve
Texting while walking and being cognitively distracted may significantly affect the way a person walks, resulting in a more cautious gait. Walkers regularly text on a mobile phone while navigating city sidewalks, but little research has been done to…

Men with prostate cancer can improve their outcomes if they walk briskly for at least three hours a week following their diagnosis, according to a recent study in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.


Simply taking more steps every day not only helps ward off obesity but also reduces the risk of diabetes, finds a study published in BMJ UK. While several studies have shown that physical activity reduces body mass index…


Men and women who walk or ride a bike to work appear more fit, and men are less likely to be overweight or obese and have healthier triglyceride levels, blood pressure and insulin levels. This new study is…


An exercise program that burns a lot of calories reduced cardiac risk factors better than standard cardiac rehabilitation in overweight coronary patients, researchers report in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. “The higher-caloric exercise, consisting of almost…


Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACOR) announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the Fampridine-SR New Drug Application (NDA) for filing, assigning Priority Review and a Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) date of October_22, 2009.


Older adults who worry about their health engage in less physical activity, and those who participate in less activity are more likely to report having difficulty walking, according to a new study. The research, featured in the current…


Researchers from The Miriam Hospital have found that people with mobility impairments under age 65 have significantly higher rates of smoking than those without mobility impairments. Additionally, smokers with mobility impairments were less likely to attempt quitting than…


Exoskeleton leader ReWalk Robotics announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared the company‚Äôs ReWalk Personal System for use at home and in the community. ReWalk is a wearable robotic exoskeleton that provides powered hip and…


People who enjoy life maintain better physical function in daily activities and keep up faster walking speeds as they age, compared with people who enjoy life less, according to a new study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

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