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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...

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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...

2012-05-11 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 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...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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