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The Surprising Activity That Can Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk by 25%

Posted February 20, 2014

In a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, researchers from the American Cancer Society revealed that one underestimated activity was associated with a significantly lowered risk of developing breast cancer after menopause.

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When it comes to walking, more is better

Posted December 27, 2013

People who walk enough to meet or exceed physical activity recommendations may be less likely to die early than those who only walk a little, new research shows. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends adults be physically active for at least two and a half hours per week. Previous research has shown exercising more than that may bring extra benefits.

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Walking may cut stroke risk in older men

Posted November 15, 2013

Older men may reduce their risk of stroke by taking a daily walk. And that walk doesn’t have to be especially brisk, British researchers report. The new study suggests that walking for an hour or two might lower the risk of stroke by as much as one-third, and walking three hours or more daily might cut the risk by two-thirds.

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Boost Your Immune System, Shake Off Stress by Walking in the Woods

Posted October 8, 2013

Work, home, even in the car, stress is a constant struggle for many people. But it’s more than just exhausting and annoying. Unmanaged stress can lead to serious health conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes.

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Workout Trumps Walking in Glucose Control

Posted September 18, 2013

Extended, moderate exercise produced better blood sugar control than several short walks, but the latter may still have a role in diabetes treatment, researchers found.

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Walking to work cuts risk of diabetes and high blood pressure

Posted August 6, 2013

People who walk to work are around 40 per cent less likely to have diabetes as those who drive, according to a new study. Researchers at Imperial College London and University College London examined how various health indicators related to how people get to work, using data from a survey of 20,000 people across the UK.

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Effects of low-volume walking programme and vitamin E supplementation on oxidative damage and health-related variables in healthy older adults

Posted May 14, 2013

Both exercise and vitamin E supplementation have been shown to reduce oxidative stress and cardiovascular disease risk in older adults, and when combined there is evidence suggesting that they act synergistically. The currently recommended amount of exercise for older adults is 150 min/week of moderate-intensity exercise; however, the minimum amount of exercise necessary to achieve health benefits is not known.

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Effects of low-volume walking programme and vitamin E supplementation on oxidative damage and health-related variables in healthy older adults

Posted May 10, 2013

Both exercise and vitamin E supplementation have been shown to reduce oxidative stress and cardiovascular disease risk in older adults, and when combined there is evidence suggesting that they act synergistically. The currently recommended amount of exercise for older adults is 150 min/week of moderate-intensity exercise; however, the minimum amount of exercise necessary to achieve health benefits is not known.

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Effects of Carnitine Supplementation in Walking Performance in Persons with Intermittent Claudication

Posted April 27, 2013

In a systematic review which involved analysis of results of 17 studies (8 parallel randomized controlled trials, 5 crossover RCTs, 5 pre-test/post-test trials), a small or moderate improvement in walking performance was found to be associated with supplementation with propionyl-L-carnitine (PLC) or carnitine, in patients with intermittent claudication.

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Free, natural way to lower heart, diabetes risk as much as running

Posted April 10, 2013

What’s your excuse not to exercise? Can’t afford a gym membership? Think you are too old, too out of shape or too heavy to start running? New findings which researchers are describing as “surprising” should put some pep in your step when it comes to exercising — literally. It turns out that simply walking at a brisk pace can slash your risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes as much as running can.

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