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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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Sunday was Loyola's first appearance in a conference tournament since 2002 when the Ramblers played in the Horizon League.
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The Ramblers, formerly the Ramblers Association, is calling for the Government to help promote walking as part of a healthy lifestyle.
We hope that many of our members get involved with the Ramblers and start enjoying the benefits of walking.
Ironically, the Ramblers rarely performed in the South, but performed and sold most of their recordings in the Northeast and on the West Coast.
Guruseb said he will not be putting any pressure on his players, but he predicts his youthful side will win the match 2-1 against a relatively experienced Ramblers side.
Ramblers Cymru said the report demonstrated how increased public access to the countryside is not just good for walkers but good for Wales too.
Mr Hunt added as well as campaigning to keep paths open to the public, many people turned to the Birmingham ramblers because of the group's knowledge.
The Ramblers scored 11 points in the final 52 seconds.
But he is hoping that by walking hand-in-hand with Melanie from Thursday he will encourage fellow ramblers to ditch their clothes