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Walking, biking and taking public transit tied to lower weight

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People who walk, bike or take public transportation to work tend to be thinner than those who ride in their own cars, according to a new study from the UK.

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DundeeChest's curator insight, September 10, 9:13 PM
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Walking improves mood, eases fatigue in those with Parkinson's disease

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ednesday that people with mild to moderate Parkinson’s disease may improve their motor function, mood, fatigue levels and more by taking regular aerobic walks.


“The results of our study suggest that walking may provide a safe and easily accessible way of improving the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and improve quality of life,” the lead author of the study said. Dr. Ergun Uc of the University of Iowa and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Iowa City and colleagues published their findings in the journal Neurology.

The researchers tracked 49 people ages 50 to 80 who had mild to moderate Parkinson’s disease. They wore electronic heart and walking speed monitors, and were asked to keep a diary of their exercise. Some walked in groups, others on their own. Their average walking speed was 2.9 mph.


Over six months, improvement came in aerobic fitness, as it would for most people. But the researchers also reported improvements -- outside of those from any medication -- in motor function, fatigue levels, mood, aspects of executive function and quality of life.


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Julianna Bonola's curator insight, July 21, 8:09 PM

If only people stopped thinking about exercise and just 'do it'.  It's only a matter of walking at a moderate pace for 30 mins a day, and your day pans out that much better. It isn't rocket science, the benefits far outweigh the detriments of snoozing that time away in the morning. So next time you roll over and check the clock in the morning, ask yourself this question, how well do I want to live my life?  Then get up and go for that walk.