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Slow walking speed in elderly could be an indicator of dementia risk

Slow walking speed in elderly could be an indicator of dementia risk

Older adults with slower walking speeds seem to have a greater risk of dementia than those with faster walking speeds, researchers have found. The findings, led by Ruth A. Hackett, from the University College London, showed that people who experienced a faster decline in walking speed over a two-year period were also at higher risk [...]

March 26, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Slow walking speed in elderly could be an indicator of dementia risk

Walking regularly for 40 minutes makes your heart stronger. Here’s what science says

Walking regularly for 40 minutes makes your heart stronger. Here’s what science says

If you abhor going to a gym everyday, here’s what you could do instead. Walking for at least 40 minutes several times every week at an average to fast pace is associated with a near 25% drop in the risk of heart failure among post-menopausal women, according to a study. The benefit appears to be consistent [...]

March 8, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Walking regularly for 40 minutes makes your heart stronger. Here’s what science says

Brisk walking, squatting, planks: These five exercises are perfect for a total body workout

Brisk walking, squatting, planks: These five exercises are perfect for a total body workout

We all know that exercise plays an important role in our general health. If you’re someone who enjoys training at home, full body workouts make for a good option. Here are some full body exercises as suggested by Puneet Rehani, physiotherapist at AktivHealth: – Brisk Walking: Brisk walking is simple yet powerful. It can help to [...]

March 6, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Brisk walking, squatting, planks: These five exercises are perfect for a total body workout

Back pain in active older adults linked to poorer endurance and walking efficiency

Back pain in active older adults linked to poorer endurance and walking efficiency

Active older adults with back pain may experience less energy efficient walking and poorer endurance, a new study suggests. “Older adults are living longer and healthier active lives, so paying attention to conditions that may threaten independent function is increasingly important,” said lead author of the study Eleanor Simonsick, from the National Institute on Aging [...]

February 13, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Back pain in active older adults linked to poorer endurance and walking efficiency

Baby’s early walking may mean stronger bones as teen

Baby’s early walking may mean stronger bones as teen

For all those parents who fret about how quickly their baby will learn to walk, read up. British scientists report that toddlers who can walk, run and jump by the time they are 18 months old may have stronger bones as teenagers. The researchers suggested that their findings could help identify those at increased risk [...]

June 1, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Baby’s early walking may mean stronger bones as teen