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1. progressing on foot.
2. gait.
impaired walking a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as a limitation of independent movement within the environment on foot.
sleep walking sleepwalking.




/walk·ing/ (wawk´ing)
1. progressing on foot.
2. gait.

sleep walking  somnambulism.


Popular health
A health-enhancing, low-impact exercise that is encouraged by both conventional and alternative healthcare practitioners; walking is less traumatic to the musculoskeletal tissues than are high-impact sports, such as running, jogging, basketball and others.
Incorporation of a 30-minute-walk/day without an increase in caloric consumption results in a 16-pound weight loss per year. Regular walking is beneficial for patients with arthritis, back pain, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, osteoporosis and upper body injuries.


Popular health A low-impact exercise; regular walking benefits arthritis, back pain, cardiovascular disease, type 2 DM, HTN, osteoporosis, upper body injuries. See Low-impact exercise, Low-impact sport. Cf High-impact exercise, High-impact sport.


Characterized by sequential movement or progression in steps.
See also: gait


a normal slow gait in all species.

aimless walking
a similar but less severe sign to compulsive walking and part of the dummy syndrome characteristic of hepatic encephalopathy or chronic brain disease.
walking backwards
a prodromal sign in pigs before opisthotonos and tetanic convulsions; some horses with colonic impaction will walk backwards, before sitting on their haunches, then lapsing into lateral recumbency.
walking in circles
walking dandruff
walking disease

Patient discussion about walking

Q. I have diabetics.My doctor suggested me to walk daily.Would you rather be alone or walk with someone? Why? I have diabetics. My doctor suggested that exercise will help me to improve my health. So I planned and started going for a morning walk daily. I feel very fresh and youth few days after my walking. It’s really effective. I also recommend this exercise to those who have not used to go for the morning walk. Now this question is for the one who is already doing it. When you go for a walk, would you rather be alone or walk with someone? Why?

A. If I am troubled, then I want to walk alone. If I am walking for exercise, then I would want to walk with someone so that we won’t feel the hours we spend. I usually discuss encouraging experiences with the one who walk with me. Sometimes I like to walk with my dog.

Q. what is hernia.what is the cure.is it fatal.what precautions should i take.can i do brisk walking

A. Hernia is a condition in which contents of the abdomen (usually part of the gut) protrude outside, either to the cord that lead the vessels to the testicle or through other parts of the wall of the abdomen. It's usually treated with surgery that usually solves the problem.

After a resting period after the surgery usually full and regular activity can be resumed.

You may read more here:

Q. How many minutes a day can I walk. Any help would be great. I’m Lesa 28 yrs old and I’m 14 weeks pregnant, this is my first pregnancy. I like to join in prenatal yoga. When can I join and until what time I should continue it. How many minutes a day can I walk. Any help would be great.

A. yes, agree with both two answers above..

a regular exercise before pregnancy and even during pregnancy are believed to be related with significant reduction in labor pain. besides, by doing regular exercise you can help strengthening your muscles and bones, and also stretch some pelvic muscle that will benefit when the time comes for you to deliver the wonderful baby.

I once wrote an article about water aerobic during pregnancy, you can check it out here :

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Walking for Health, England's largest network of health walk schemes, run by The Ramblers and Macmillan Cancer Support, will also be leading free short walks in the North East for people to enjoy.
PEOPLE are being encouraged to explore Wales on foot this May with Ramblers Cymru's Big Welsh Walk, which is part of the Ramblers 80th anniversary celebrations.
STEPHEN HENDERSON worked the oracle as bottom side Cobh Ramblers beat Cabinteely 1-0 in his first game back in charge at St Colman's Park.
Firstly, there is a postcard view of a group of ramblers with the words 'Easter Ramble 1954, Delamere Forest'.
Across Britain, ramblers groups are busy organising a fortnight of walks exploring our wintery landscapes.
HUDDERSFIELD Healthy Life Ramblers have passed an important milestone .
The Ramblers group has revealed more than 4,000 paths are on a waiting list to be determined as legal rights of way in England and the ramblers estimate this backlog will take more than 13 years to clear if processed at the current rate.
This year the Ramblers is once again providing free wintry walks in the area led by volunteers from December 21 to January 5.
CUTS in funding to maintain rights of way is threatening Wales' network of paths, ramblers said yesterday.
uk 3 Ramblers group walk, Sunday, From Pengwern Vale, Llangollen, 10am A 6' miles walk organised by the Ramblers' Association, enjoying the local countryside and wildlife.
Ray Allen chose a particularly difficult story to tell in Gone to the Country: The New Lost City Ramblers and the Folk Music Revival.