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Riding in a car can expose you to 15x as much air pollution as walking on the street

9/24/2014 - Next time you feel like hailing a cab, you might want to stop and consider the results of a recent study before deciding whether or not it's worth risking your health. It turns out that riding through the city in a car exposes you to air pollution levels 15 times greater than walking or riding a...

Dark chocolate found to benefit walking ability of patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD)

7/19/2014 - According to a small study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, people with Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) were able to walk longer distances unassisted after consuming dark chocolate as opposed to mere milk chocolate.(1) Polyphenols, which are chemicals that are found in a range...

Want to reduce the effects of kidney disease? Walk more

6/3/2014 - Sometimes, simple solutions are the best ones for curing what ails us. That's what new research has found for sufferers of kidney disease. It seems that, just by walking more, kidney disease sufferers can alleviate many of its effects. According to a new study that has been published in the Clinical...

Walking increases creative thinking

5/8/2014 - People perform more creatively when walking, according to a study conducted by researchers from Stanford University and published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition. The findings -- which found as much as a 60 percent increase in ability to perform creative...

Young adults now only walk five minutes a day; Sedentary lifestyle the norm

10/23/2013 - A quarter of British young adults walk "only when necessary," resulting in less than 5 minutes of activity per day, according to a new study by health insurance company Bupa. The survey, conducted on 2,000 British adults, focused on young adults between the ages of 18 and 24. The researchers found...

Study shows that walking can lower breast cancer risk in women by at least 14 percent

10/16/2013 - As the incidence of breast cancer in American women continues to escalate at an unacceptable rate, millions of unsuspecting individuals remain fully unaware that they are able to dramatically mitigate the risk of this devastating illness by making any number of small lifestyle changes that could potentially...

Article updated with new message from the Health Ranger

7/29/2013 - The article which originally appeared here has been removed because it is no longer aligned with the science-based investigative mission of Natural News. In late 2013 / early 2014, Mike Adams (the Health Ranger), editor of Natural News, transitioned from outspoken activist to environmental scientist....

The amazing power of walking

6/21/2013 - Sometimes the best solutions are the most simple. This appears to be the case with walking, arguably the simplest form of exercise. Walking is gentle on the body and takes no special equipment to perform, making it also a very accessible way to exercise. There has been quite a bit of research done on...

Walking dos and don'ts: Real ways to lose weight walking

6/19/2013 - Walking is one the most preferred ways to lose weight and stay in shape. It's natural, it's free, and it's effective. Some people try to enhance their walking workouts with exercise accessories and following certain guidelines. There are ways to boost your walking workouts so that you burn more calories,...

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

4/9/2013 - 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 regularly slashes stroke risk in women by nearly 50 percent

1/17/2013 - Physical inactivity continues to be a significant underlying cause of chronic illness and early death in the U.S., as sedentary Americans succumb to the utilitarian comforts of modern technology. Lack of exercise, coupled with a largely processed food diet leads to potentially deadly diseases including...

British cop blasts blind stroke victim with 50,000-volt taser after 'mistaking' walking cane for samurai sword

10/26/2012 - When 61-year-old Colin Farmer, a blind, retired architect and stroke victim from the British town of Lancashire, was forced to the ground recently while walking to meet his friends for dinner, he thought he was being murdered. But in reality, Farmer was actually suffering reckless abuse at the hands...

21 people severely burned in Tony Robbins fire walking event gone wrong

7/24/2012 - There are certain behaviors and actions that should be avoided just because it's common knowledge they are potentially harmful to you. Some of those would include juggling hand grenades, playing in traffic, blow-drying your hair in the shower and of course, standing in a field during a thunderstorm...

Scientists suggest increase walking speeds and outrun the Grim Reaper

12/24/2011 - Walk faster to stay one step ahead of Death, according to recent research published in the Christmas edition of BMJ. (During Christmas, this normally formal publication publishes more unconventional articles.) A team of scientists from various schools, hospitals and medical institutions located in Sydney,...

Lose weight and improve heart health naturally by walking

8/13/2011 - Many people these days think they have to follow the latest fad diet in order to lose a lot of weight in a hurry. The hard truth is that there is actually no fast fix for weight loss. It is a gradual process that involves a will to change one's lifestyle and habits. Walking is one of the safest, most...

Walking beats cancer all by itself (even without pink ribbon fundraisers)

12/8/2010 - Nearly 10,000 cancers could be prevented in the United Kingdom alone if people took several brisk walks per week, according to a report from the World Cancer Research Fund. "You don't have to be an athlete to reduce your cancer risk," said Henry Scowcroft of Cancer Research UK. "There's solid evidence...

Research shows that walking can protect your memory down the road

10/26/2010 - One of the greatest fears associated with growing older is the thought of memory problems -- including the mind-robbing nightmare of Alzheimer's Disease. But there appears to be a natural way to help protect yourself from dementia that involves nothing more complicated that putting on your walking shoes...

Thyroid cancer patients turned into walking dirty bombs after drinking radioactive poison as cancer therapy

10/21/2010 - My, you look glowing today! Cancer patients who receive radiation of their thyroid glands by being given radioactive iodine are highly radioactive for up to a week following their release from the hospital -- and they end up irradiating not just hospital rooms but also other patients, friends and family...

Barefoot Sun Walking Heals the Body and Prevents Disease

7/10/2010 - "Barefoot sun walking" isn`t a term you`ll find on Wikipedia. But it is a way to simultaneously tap into two of nature`s most powerful healing forces. The term relates to the intersection of the sun and the earth and how they can combine to provide you with a wealth of health benefits. Quite simply,...

Women can dramatically slash their risk of strokes through regular walking

4/26/2010 - A large, long-term study just reported in the American Heart Association journal Stroke has great news for women. Once again, a non-drug approach to avoiding one of the country's top killers has been shown to be a powerful "prescription". Harvard researchers found that women can dramatically slash their...

Chi in Motion - Techniques for Walking, Posture and Health

8/27/2008 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Fountain of Youth Summit, which can be found at (http://fountainofyouthworldsummit.com) . In this excerpt, Danny Dreyer shares on Chi in motion. The Fountain of Youth World Summit with Danny Dreyer, author of ChiWalking and ChiRunning. Kevin: Let's...

Danny Dreyer Shares on Eating Healthy and Listening to Your Body

8/23/2008 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Fountain of Youth Summit, which can be found at (http://fountainofyouthworldsummit.com) . In this excerpt, Danny Dreyer shares his views on eating right and listening to your body. The Fountain of Youth World Summit with Danny Dreyer, author of ChiWalking...

Developing Proper Posture for Walking and Running - An Interview With Danny Dreyer

8/19/2008 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Fountain of Youth Summit, which can be found at (http://fountainofyouthworldsummit.com) . In this excerpt, Danny Dreyer shares on developing proper posture for walking and running. The Fountain of Youth World Summit with Danny Dreyer, author of ChiWalking...

Pedometers Really Work to Increase Daily Walking Exercise

6/22/2008 - The use of pedometers to track daily walking goals actually leads to an increase in how much people walk, according to a meta-analysis conducted by researchers at Stanford Medical School and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers examined the results of 26 studies...

Walk Instead of Drive for Your Health

4/6/2008 - In times of ever-climbing gas prices, looking for ways to reduce fuel consumption can not only be good for your pocketbook, but your health. Walking instead of driving is one way to lower your fuel expenses while improving your health and well-being. Did you know that a 150 pound person walking briskly...

Higher blood pressure associated with decline in walking ability in older persons (press release)

9/29/2006 - Decline in lower limb function is common in older people, and worsening gait is associated with increased risk of dementia and death. However, factors contributing to gait difficulties in older persons are not well understood. A study by researchers at Rush University Medical Center suggests that higher...

Walking three times weekly slows decline from peripheral artery disease (press release)

8/25/2006 - A study in the Jan. 3 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine shows that walking three times a week, even in an unsupervised exercise program, can significantly improve walking ability and slow progression of peripheral artery disease (PAD). PAD often causes leg pain because of impaired blood flow...

Bone density sharply enhanced by weight training, even in the elderly

8/6/2005 - As people reach old age, osteoporosis is a major determining factor in quality of life. In Healing Moves, Dr. Mitchell and Carol Krucoff write, "Age-related declines in muscle and bone mass can lead to frailty and fracture -- the primary reason older adults wind up in nursing homes." If you don't...

Even 5-10 minutes of daily physical activity can improve health

4/28/2005 - We know from a vast library of research that physical exercise prevents heart disease, lowers high blood pressure, reduces LDL cholesterol, improves digestion, speeds food transit through your large intestine, oxygenates internal organs, improves joint flexibility, enhances mental function, prevents...

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