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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.
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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.
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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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


Characterized by sequential movement or progression in steps.
See also: gait
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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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Stirling and Falkirk District Ramblers are part of a larger Ramblers Area of ForthValley, Fife and Tayside.
With Ramblers pressing for an equaliser they managed to win a penalty corner with just over 10 minutes to go and Ali Ghazanfar completed his brace to restore parity and take the game to a shootout.
She is dedicated to the charitable aims of the Ramblers, and members continue to benefit from her knowledge, input and dedication.
Loyola (4-3) did try to push back in the second half, and the Ramblers cut Nevada's lead to 71-60 with 2:23 to play.
The Ramblers will face the Kansas State Wildcats in the Elite Eight - another underdog team that advanced by unseating heavyweight University of Kentucky.
Ramblers Scotland have launched a campaign called Out There - #outthere - which aims to get more paths on the ground and on maps - and to make it easier for everyone to enjoy the outdoors.
But if you don't want to join a group walk, you can still get the outdoors involved by finding your own winter walk with Ramblers Routes - the association's online library of more than 2,750 walking routes, with printable, easy-to-read maps and simple route directions.
Instead, the ramblers summoned their support trailer and Mr Lane was towed to the ambulance by a mobility scooter.
The Ramblers' Festival of Winter Walks takes place from December 20 to January 4, 2015.
THE Colne Valley has plenty of places to walk - and its MP heard about more from ramblers.
Details 01745 584060, bodelwyddan-castle.co.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.
[ClickPress, Wed Dec 21 2011] Bupa, the leading healthcare group, has teamed up with the Ramblers to help people live healthier lives through walking.