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2013-10-23 23:02:25

Representatives will conduct risk surveys for anyone who feels they may be at risk. (PRWEB) October 23, 2013 The PreDiabetes Center of Pittsburgh is proud to announce its participation in the Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes, American Diabetes Associations’ signature fundraising walk. The 2.8-mile walk will take place October 27 at Pittsburgh’s North Shore. Check-in will be at 8 a.m. followed by opening ceremonies at 9:30 a.m. and the walk at 10 a.m. The nationwide event has already...

Artificial Leg With Natural Gait Being Developed
2013-10-15 10:39:26

Michigan Technological University Walking is tricky business, as any toddler knows. And while most artificial feet and limbs do a pretty good job restoring mobility to people who have lost a leg, they have a ways to go before they equal the intricacy of a natural gait. As a result, over half of all amputees take a fall every year, compared to about one-third of people over 65. In cooperation with a Mayo Clinic scientist, researchers at Michigan Technological University are taking a...

Study: Shock-Absorbing Running Shoes Don’t Reduce Injury Risk
2013-10-13 08:22:41

[ Watch the Video: Special Running Shoes Don't Always Prevent Injuries ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online Despite advertising claims that softer soles in shoes can help runners keep from getting hurt, researchers from France and Luxembourg found no evidence suggesting the hardness of a person’s footwear increases or decreases the risk of running-related injuries. Writing in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, experts from the Luxembourg Public...

2013-10-11 23:20:07

It appears that the thousands of nationwide walks to raise funds to find a cure for breast cancer have a residual health effect: they can help reduce the risk of breast cancer of the participants. TrekDesk offers a solution to keep people moving throughout the day. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 11, 2013 New research published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention by the American Association for Cancer Research found walking just one hour per day lowered the risk of...

2013-10-10 23:23:07

Houston car accident lawyer Kevin Krist cites the city’s poor rankings for pedestrian safety and the low rate of prosecutions for fatal accidents. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) October 10, 2013 A new article on the blog for The Law Office of Kevin Krist, “Are Houston Pedestrians Safe?” calls attention to statistics showing that Houston ranks low among cities when it comes to pedestrian safety. The blog points out that Houston ranks 41st out of 51 major cities in pedestrian safety,...

2013-10-07 12:20:59

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PennDOT today announced that schools and communities across Pennsylvania will highlight walking and bicycle safety by participating in Walk or Roll to School Day on Wednesday, Oct. 9. "Walking or riding to school may be a fun activity for students, but keeping them safe while they do so is very important," PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch said. "That's why we partner with schools and communities all year to educate children,...

2013-10-02 08:25:02

Time, a lack of walkable communities and neighborhood barriers such as speeding cars and distracted drivers appear to be deterrents OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Americans know that walking is good for their overall health, but many are not walking enough to meet recommended guidelines for health benefits, according to a recent survey conducted by GfK Research. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130718/SF49717LOGO) Nationwide, 94 percent of those...

2013-09-25 23:34:51

"Kids need to move. And the simplest, most user-friendly and cost-effective means of achieving physical activity is walking." - California Podiatric Medical Association (PRWEB) September 25, 2013 According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), the rate of severe obesity among US children has doubled, and for teenagers has more than tripled, over the past three decades. Children are not only becoming obese, they are becoming severely obese. The epidemic rise in childhood...

2013-09-25 23:03:58

A University of Tennessee study in 2010 found that Americans average only 5,000 steps a day (2.5 miles), half the minimum amount recommended for health maintenance by the U.S. Surgeon General. TrekDesk Treadmill Desks offer a solution to the problem and employees nationwide are taking the step to change their health. Boise, ID (PRWEB) September 25, 2013 The average American adult walks approximately 5,000 steps per day despite the Surgeon General’s recommended minimum of 10,000 (5...

2013-09-24 08:27:51

Stronger than the Storm partners with the New Jersey Zombie Walk for Guinness World Record Breaking Attempt on October 5 TRENTON, N.J., Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Stronger than the Storm, a comprehensive consumer campaign developed to raise awareness of the Jersey Shore's recovery, is partnering with the New Jersey Zombie Walk to encourage the public to walk amongst the undead in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record(TM) for the "largest gathering of zombies." The "Jersey...