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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

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

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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"We are humbled by the number of artists and producers from all over the world who have contributed a vast number and huge variety of Sound Walks, such that we are fast approaching a full September of events, rather than our initial Sound Walk Sunday!" Andrew Stuck, founder of the Museum of Walking, and Sound Walk Sunday co-producer.
Nordic walking is suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels.
"This year, we'd like the Big Fit Walk to be a way for everyone to sample how simple and enjoyable walking in a friendly group is and encourage everyone to walk regularly, for example by joining one of our weekly Health Walks.
"The idea of walking around London or Edinburgh in a decorated bra with thousands of other women really spoke to me," she said.
There's no need to register for the walks apart from the nordic walking taster sessions which do need to be booked in advance.
If you have not done a lot of walking lately, start out with short walks of 10 to 20 minutes three times a week.
Aqua jogging involves walking or jogging in the deep end of a pool where your feet can't touch the bottom while wearing a buoyant aqua jogging belt that helps keep you afloat.
Among members of the Kikuyu community, a walking stick is a source of respect.
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.
"We've got fun festive-themed walks that the little ones will love and leisurely strolls under five miles for Explore great people new to walking," says a Ramblers' spokesperson.
Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking, is urging the public to 'Try20' during National Walking Month this May.