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2012-07-02 06:24:27

LAKE FOREST, Ill., July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With summer in full effect, people are participating in outdoor activities to reach their fitness goals. Research shows that using a pedometer can increase physical activity and can be a great motivational tool to help people reach the recommended 10,000 steps a day. Today Omron Healthcare, Inc., a leader in health & wellness products, announced the release of two new pedometers, the Omron HJ-320 and HJ-321. Both pedometers feature...

Health Benefits From Leaving The Car At Home
2012-06-27 12:22:49

A new study confirms that doing short journeys on foot rather than taking the car or motorbike would avoid the death of 108 men and 79 women a year in Catalonia alone. This would imply annual savings of more than 200 million euros. Researchers from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Barcelona Public Health Agency (ASPB), headed by Catherine Pérez from the Healthcare Information Systems Service, have estimated the yearly economic benefits from a reduction in death...

2012-06-20 06:27:19

ROCKFORD, Mich., June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FIVE from Hush Puppies innovates with a first to market collaboration between the global casual brand and the Vibram company. This unique, fashion-forward collection of men's shoes blends the known comfort and performance of the popular Vibram® FiveFingers® inspired outsole with a fashion-forward Hush Puppies upper, truly innovating in the men's footwear market. The outsole is based on Vibram's hugely successful FiveFingers® design,...

2012-06-19 02:31:16

CHENGDU, China, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Heat up with the hottest summer shoe styles. Milanoo, one of the premier global fashion suppliers, has updated its 2012 summer shoes collection with five of the latest fashion trends of color blocks, animal prints, chunky, wedges and printed conceptions, expressing cool styles effectively for the sizzling season. Milanoo's new arrival shoes introduce you summer sandals with new fashion conceptions. Use of color blocking in shoes pops out...

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2012-06-01 09:21:20

Walking the dog. Skipping. These are all exercises that incorporate steps, something that is especially necessary for older adults. A new study by researchers at the University of Western Sydney, published in the journal Annals of Family Medicine, found that pedometers could possibly encourage the elderly to mix in more physical activity in their daily schedules. The findings showed that giving older adults a pedometer motivated them to seek exercise and was more successful than simply...

2012-05-31 10:22:29

Results from pilot project show increase in active travel, decrease in traffic congestion around schools PETERBOROUGH, ON, May 31, 2012 /CNW/ - New data from Canada Walks shows that a whopping 41 per cent of children were driven to school before a School Travel Planning project took aim to reduce that number by increasing the rate of walking and cycling for the school journey. After School Travel Planning projects began to improve street infrastructure, increase awareness of the...

2012-05-17 06:27:47

NEW YORK, May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Dog owners curious about their dog's whereabouts rejoice! Veriwalk, a new app for mobile phones, offers real-time information about how, when, and where your dog is being walked. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120517/CG09233) Using the built-in GPS technology of dog walker's cell phones, Veriwalk tracks the walks of dogs and sends reports to dog owners. Owners are notified when dogs are picked up and dropped off via email or text...

2012-05-11 23:03:51

Easy Walking is a premier designer and manufacturer of gait trainers to assist adults and children who have an impaired ability to stand or walk due to an injury, disability or illness. The Easy Walking gait trainers may even help people to stand and walk, even though they might not be able to do either on their own, offering an invaluable alternative to life in a wheelchair. If a potential user does have some moderate lower extremity strength, these gait training development devices from...

2012-05-09 10:22:09

DALLAS, May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Heart Association named Oncor a Gold Fit-Friendly Company, recognizing the company's commitment to employee health and wellness and the steps it is taking to improve the fitness levels of its workforce and the communities it serves. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120402/DA80968LOGO) "We realize the importance of a healthy workforce and have taken steps over the past few years to encourage and support employees working to achieve...

2012-05-09 09:32:41

People walking normally, women tottering in high heels and ostriches strutting all exert the same forces on the ground despite very differently-shaped feet, according to research funded by the Wellcome Trust and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council. The finding suggests that prosthetic lower limbs and robots' legs could be made more efficient by making them less human-like and more like the prosthetics used by 'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius. Walking involves a...