Category Archive for: ‘Walking’

Ask Well: Exercises to Strengthen Bones

By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS In general, activities that involve impacts with the earth, such as running and jumping, are the most effective way to improve bone health, according to Dr. Jon Tobias, a professor of rheumatology at the University of Bristol who studies bone health. They create ground-reaction forces that move through your bones and stimulate them to “remodel” themselves and add …

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Really? The Claim: Taking a Walk After a Meal Aids Digestion

By ANAHAD O’CONNOR For many people, the food-induced stupor that often follows a big meal is a good excuse for a nap. But for some, a brief walk shortly after eating is a quick way to burn some calories and aid digestion.   Over the years, researchers have found that a post-meal walk, as short as 15 minutes, can in …

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Learning How to Walk (Chewing Gum Not Included)

November 13, 2008NEW YORK TIMES/FITNESSBy SARA ECKEL AFTER Lynne Wu moved to New York from Cincinnati, she realized her body wasn’t prepared for the sheer amount of pavement-pounding required in her adopted city. “At the end of the day my lower back and ankles would hurt,” said Ms. Wu, 40, a development consultant for nonprofit organizations. “I just wasn’t used …

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