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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.
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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.

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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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No-one said walking backwards or staying in the waka would be easy.
The Universal Taal Project frontman said: "I came up with the idea of walking backwards after hearing about Lotan Baba, Indian's famous 'Rolling Saint', who has rolled over 18,000 miles across India in a bid for unity and peace.
THREE dozen youngsters rescued from the sea by rapid response RNLI lifeguards were fully clothed and walking backwards into the water at the time, it emerged last night.
You may bike ride, and walking backwards is a good way to stay loose if forward walking is painful.
By walking backwards until the cord is taut and letting it go into the wind, the plane is airborne in seconds.
The Celtic boss was walking backwards from the edge of his technical area wearing his most intense face and, oops,he tripped over a crate of drinks.
But a group of 13 climbers plan to do it "in reverse" on St Stephen's Day - by walking BACKWARDS up and down the 2,510 foot high peak.
Walking backwards as they often must, the guides woo visitors with a lively tour of the campus's finest facilities, while offering charming anecdotes about student life.
To emphasise the point, the march was started with the protestors walking backwards. "The aim has been achieved: drawing attention to the dangers of reviving nuclear power", according to the End Nuclear Network, which organised the rally.
Thus in Carla Harryman's description of performing 'Walking Backwards with the Maintains' ('I gave people domestic tasks to do while I read Clark Coolidge's long poem The Maintains, walking backwards' (p.
The cells, built in 1938, featured beds placed at 20-degree angles, making them nearly impossible to sleep on; floors scattered with bricks and other geometric blocks to prevent prisoners from walking backwards and forwards; and walls that were curved and covered with mind-altering patterns of cubes, squares, straight lines and spirals, which utilized tricks of color, perspective and scale to cause mental confusion and distress.