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Walking for Health. No more “I don’t have time” excuses! - Harvard Health Publications

Walking for Health. No more “I don’t have time” excuses! - Harvard Health Publications | StepsHunter | Scoop.it

Walking for 2.5 hours a week—that’s just 21 minutes a day—can cut your risk of heart disease by 30%.


In addition, this do-anywhere, no-equipment-required activity has also been shown to reduce the risk of diabetes and cancer, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and keep you mentally sharp.


Even a quick one-minute jaunt pays off .


A University of Utah study in 2014 found that for every minute of brisk walking that women did throughout the day, they lowered their risk of obesity by 5%.


No more “I don’t have time” excuses!

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This is why you need your music to workout

This is why you need your music to workout | StepsHunter | Scoop.it
From the gym, to going for a run, to yoga class – music can help make your workout better.

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Stanford Study: Walking Increases Creativity by 60% - Visual News

Stanford Study: Walking Increases Creativity by 60% - Visual News | StepsHunter | Scoop.it

It’s not unusual to get good ideas while walking, and now we know why.

A new study by Stanford researchers has found that a person’s creative output increases by an average of 60% when walking. And  it doesn’t matter whether you’re walking inside or outside. 

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The best way to avoid Alzheimer's

The best way to avoid Alzheimer's | StepsHunter | Scoop.it
Alzheimer's is a train rolling toward a cliff, with no cure in sight, but there are some things we can do to increase our chances of avoiding it.


1) Education makes a difference. In other words, more education equals less dementia.


Give young people the best possible education, and at the other end of their life they will have a good chance of avoiding the greater cost of failing brains. (By the way, bi-lingualism is also correlated with Alzheimer’s prevention.)


2) A 40-minute walk, every day of the week, is one of the best things we can do (along with eating a healthy diet and socializing with friends).

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Benefits of Walking - 10,000 Daily Steps to a Lifetime of Health

Benefits of Walking - 10,000 Daily Steps to a Lifetime of Health | StepsHunter | Scoop.it
Walk your way to increased health, fitness, happiness and productivity. Discover the benefits of walking with tips for making a permanent lifestyle change.

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Walking OK During Long Runs - KGAN TV

Walking OK During Long Runs - KGAN TV | StepsHunter | Scoop.it
If you’d like to get a little more out of your long runs, try walking.


A recent study found that periodically walking during long runs doesn’t cost you any heart-health benefits and may even save some wear and tear on your muscles. This is especially true for non-elite runners, the study shows.
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Data show just how much exercise can lower Alzheimer’s risk

Data show just how much exercise can lower Alzheimer’s risk | StepsHunter | Scoop.it
No matter how you spin it, the news that exercise may help prevent and treat Disease X doesn’t really qualify as a surprise. That’s the default assumption these days.

But when Disease X is Alzheimer’s, a progressive and irreversible degenerative brain condition with few effective treatment options, the finding is worth a closer look. Drawing on data from more than 150,000 participants in the National Runners’ and Walkers’ Health Studies over a 17-year period, a new U.S. study shows that regular exercise lowers the risk of dying from Alzheimer’s by as much as 40 per cent – an indication that the disease’s progression is not unchangeable.
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Walking adds years to life: Experts say daily strolls will boost your brain power

Walking adds years to life: Experts say daily strolls will boost your brain power | StepsHunter | Scoop.it
WALKING every day keeps us healthy and active into old age, research confirms.

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6 Ideas For Effective Content Promotion Strategy

6 Ideas For Effective Content Promotion Strategy | StepsHunter | Scoop.it

Your content alone can’t work well if you don’t do strategic content promotion. Remember: A content that is not found, is a content wasted.


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About the Walk Score Site - HowStuffWorks

About the Walk Score Site  - HowStuffWorks | StepsHunter | Scoop.it

Walk scores help people find walkable communities in which to live, as well as help them det­ermine how walkable their current neighborhood is.


The Walk Score Web site uses Google Ma­ps, specifically Google's Local Search API (applicati­on programming interface), to find the stores, restaurants, bars, parks and other amenities within walking distance of any addr­ess you enter.

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Benefits of Walking

Walking requires no special training or equipment and if you do it every day, it can help you manage your blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels, as well as reduce your risk of heart attack, stroke, type 2 diabetes and some types of cancer.

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Walking workout plan: Get your best body in just four-weeks!

Walking workout plan: Get your best body in just four-weeks! | StepsHunter | Scoop.it
Combine interval training, hills and speed walking to help reduce stress, boost endurance and burn mega calories


The Zero-to-Hero plan
Kick-start weight loss with this fun but challenging program. Warm up by walking normally for five minutes. Finish your workout with a five-minute, leisurely-paced cool-down.

Bonus points: Add one of our 10-minute workouts for extreme full-body toning.

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Why You Need To Walk 10,000 Steps A Day - YouTube

We're all told that in order to live a healthy life, we should eat right and engage in physical activity. But is diet and exercise enough? Anthony explains why you should take 10,000 steps a day to stay healthy.
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Go walking - Ramblers

Go walking - Ramblers | StepsHunter | Scoop.it
The Ramblers - Britain’s walking charity working to protect and expand the places people love to walk and promote walking for health and pleasure. Walking information, advice and campaigns, walking news and events, group led walks and an online library of walking routes.
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3 PowerPoint Presentation Design Tips: Using Images to Guide Focus

3 PowerPoint Presentation Design Tips: Using Images to Guide Focus | StepsHunter | Scoop.it

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How Walking in Nature Changes the Brain

How Walking in Nature Changes the Brain | StepsHunter | Scoop.it

A walk in the park may soothe the mind and, in the process, change the workings of our brains in ways that improve our mental health, according to an interesting new study of the physical effects on the brain of visiting nature.


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Do you really need to take 10,000 steps a day to keep fit? - BBC News

Do you really need to take 10,000 steps a day to keep fit? - BBC News | StepsHunter | Scoop.it

Fitbit and other fitness trackers set a default goal of 10,000 steps a day. But just how valid is this aim if you're trying to stay active?

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Understanding Weight Loss: How to Lose 20 Pounds by Walking / Fitness / Weight Loss

Understanding Weight Loss: How to Lose 20 Pounds by Walking / Fitness / Weight Loss | StepsHunter | Scoop.it
Walking is a great way to lose 20 pounds for many reasons, and knowing how to do it effectively will help you reach your goal weight in no time. Walking is enjoyable for most people, easy on your joints, and one of the safest forms of exercise.

 

If you're a beginner, start by walking 3 days per week for at least 15-20 minutes. Gradually increase the frequency and duration of your walks until you are walking 30-60 minutes per day, most days of the week.

 

To help keep your walks enjoyable try alternate walking indoors with walking outdoors, watching television during your walks (using a treadmill), or listening to music or a book on tape with headphones. For most people it's not walking they dislike, but becoming bored during the walk. Work walking into your regular routine and make it a priority.


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15 Habits to Improve Your Daily Workout Routine

15 Habits to Improve Your Daily Workout Routine | StepsHunter | Scoop.it
Tired of not following through on workout routines? Here are 15 habits to help you create a successful daily workout routine, and stick with it!

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10 Tips to Walk Your Way to Fitness

10 Tips to Walk Your Way to Fitness | StepsHunter | Scoop.it
Walking is a great way to get exercise and stay fit. Walking can be done in a variety of areas, indoor, outdoor, and shopping malls.


Whether you'd like to begin walking for exercise or if you're already established in the habit, these tips can help you get the most from your workout.

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5 Secrets for Walking to Lose Weight

5 Secrets for Walking to Lose Weight | StepsHunter | Scoop.it
This is a 5 point guide to walking to lose weight, aimed at identifying the key actions you can take to effectively, safely and consistenly lose weight through your walking routine.

 

Ultimately to lose weight you need to eat less calories than you burn, to be precise 3,500 calories less for every pound of weight you want to lose. The thing most people find difficult about weight loss is staying the course, they either end up eating too much or losing motivation to keep exercising.


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Walking six miles each week could reduce chance of getting Alzheimer's

Walking six miles each week could reduce chance of getting Alzheimer's | StepsHunter | Scoop.it
Walking is the best medicine to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s - and cut your risk of getting it, claim researchers.

They prescribe five miles of walking a week to reduce the chances of the disease getting worse.

Healthy people should walk six miles to reduce their chances of developing it, says a new US study.

It found regular daily walking strengthens the brain’s memory circuits and also helps people who are starting to become forgetful.
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A Short Walk a Day Helps COPD Patients Stay Out of the Hospital

A Short Walk a Day Helps COPD Patients Stay Out of the Hospital | StepsHunter | Scoop.it
A new study finds that people who walked about two to three miles per day were less likely to be hospitalized for COPD problems.


The last thing a person with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may want to think about is revving up their respiratory system with a good walk. New research, however, shows that walking about two three miles a day can lower the risk of being hospitalized with severe attacks.

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What The Way You Walk Reveals About The Way You Work

What The Way You Walk Reveals About The Way You Work | StepsHunter | Scoop.it
Why you should watch your step.

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Walking Improves Creativity

Walking Improves Creativity | StepsHunter | Scoop.it
A lot of healthy professionals recommend we walk 10,000 steps a day to stay physically healthy. Well, apparently walking brings about more benefits than just staying healthy.


A recent Stanford study found that walking also increases creativity. This study lends more credence to the mounting evidence that sitting all day is really bad for you—and that you should either at least stand for a good chunk of your working day or take walks often throughout the day.

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Healthy bodies | Walking is a normal, everyday activity

Healthy bodies | Walking is a normal, everyday activity | StepsHunter | Scoop.it

A 30-minute miracle


With walking, you don’t have to do a lot to reap the rewards.


The minimum recommendation from doctors to keep your body healthy and prevent illness such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes is 150 minutes of activity a week.


So you could look at that as just 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week – and you can break that down into chunks of ten or fifteen minutes at a time if you like.

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