Latest Preferred walking speed Stories

Men Walk Slower For Lovers
2013-10-24 12:03:47

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Every person has their own optimal walking speed, but men will slow that speed down if they are walking with the woman they love, according to a new study in the journal PLOS ONE. Preferred walking speed is affected by the use of body mass and lower limb length, and men tend to have more of both. With this difference in mind, study researchers noted unique changes in behavior when mixed-sex couples were observed walking together, as...

2012-09-20 17:02:25

Walking to a beat could be useful for patients needing rehabilitation, according to a University of Pittsburgh study. The findings, highlighted in the August issue of PLOS One, demonstrate that researchers should further investigate the potential of auditory, visual, and tactile cues in the rehabilitation of patients suffering from illnesses like Parkinson´s Disease–a brain disorder leading to shaking (tremors) and difficulty walking. Together with a team of collaborators from...

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