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walking

 [wawk´ing]
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

basiphobia.

walking

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

sleep walking  somnambulism.

walking

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.

walking

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.

walk·ing

(wawk'ing)
Characterized by sequential movement or progression in steps.
See also: gait

walking

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
cheyletiellosis.
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.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ft-5ztXHAAQ&eurl=http://www.imedix.com/health_community/vFt-5ztXHAAQ_best_exercise_diabetics?q=exercize%20for%20diabetics&feature=player_embedded

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:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/hernia.html

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 :
http://doctoradhi.com/blog/?p=187

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Living Streets recommends walking as a free, easy and fun way to improve your health.
National Walking Month is an opportunity for people to give walking a go, at least for part of their journey.
May 2-5, Talgarth Walking festival - guided walks and events in and around Talgarth and the Black Mountains, www.
Dewi added there are a wide selection of locations and scenery to enjoy and all the walks are featured on the Walking in Wales section of the National Trust's website.
Studenski and colleagues tested the walking speed of more than 34,000 subjects 65 years and older, then tracked survival rates for between six and 21 years.
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For more information, contact the walk leader Roger Johnson on 01924 292594 or the Kirklees Walking Network on 01484 234095.
It allows us to analyze various walking metrics and set motivational targets with our members that simply cannot be delivered by less advanced, lower-quality pedometers.
Sometimes there are some insights and sometimes it seems like it's just walking.
Ian has been a life-long fan of walking and is now on his 11th trek, having raised more than pounds 8 million for charities along the way.
In June, we honored an elementary school in Ambler, Pennsylvania (Shady Grove), for their successes in improving kids' fitness through walking and running programs.
The principles of passive-dynamic walking emerged in the late 1980s, pioneered by roboticist Tad McGeer, now with the InSitu Group in Bingen, Wash.