Wednesday 23 Jul 2014

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World walker: Arizona walker has nearly covered the equivalent of a trip around the world

Stanley Bronstein clearly remembers the day when he couldn’t take it anymore. He had battled obesity his entire life, and on that winter day five years ago, at 320 pounds, he felt like he had hit the bottom. “I had …

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Four-time stroke survivor makes trek across the country for the fourth time

He's at it again. Four-time stroke survivor Mycle Brandy, 63, has his walking shoes on and he is making his way from Portland, Oregon, to Portland, Maine. This is

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Home-based walking program eases clogged leg arteries

A home-based walking program helped people with clogged leg arteries walk farther and faster, according to new research. The program was beneficial even 12 months after participants started

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Fitness lowers death rates for elderly men with high blood pressure

Physical fitness lowered the risk of death in elderly men with high blood pressure, even in the moderately fit, according to new research released Monday. A brisk walk of 20

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Picking up the pace after age 65 helps the heart

Maintaining or boosting physical activity after age 65 can improve the heart’s electrical well-being and lower heart attack risk, according to a new study. People who walked more and

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Sales of red fitness trackers to help fight heart disease in women

Fitbit, Inc., manufacturer of the Fitbit Flex activity and sleep tracking wristband, will donate a portion of sales of its new Red Flex products and red bands to the American

National Walking Day set for Wednesday

The American Heart Association wants people to lace up for their heart health and get moving on National Walking Day on Wednesday, April 2. Simply walking has many health benefits,

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Older men who walk one to two hours each day have reduced stroke risk

Older men who walked at least one to two hours each day compared to less than half an hour per day had a reduced risk of stroke, according

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SimpleScience@Heart: You can walk your way to good heart health

Not much into running? Then just walk — it can lower your risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes as much as running can. A new study

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SimpleScience@Heart: Walking trumps massage for improving life after stroke

Stroke survivors should consider a regular stroll around their neighborhood instead of routine trips to a masseuse. A new study shows that stroke survivors who walked three times a