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BU researchers use Twitter and AI to see who is hitting the gym
A new study led by Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researchers and published in BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine used machine learning to find and comb through exercise-related tweets from across the United States, unpacking regional and gender differences in exercise types and intensity levels. (2019-07-18)
Harvesting energy from the human knee
Imagine powering your devices by walking. With technology recently developed by researchers at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and described in Applied Physics Letters, that possibility might not be far out of reach. (2019-07-17)
Massive potential health gains in switching to active transport -- Otago study
Swapping short car trips for walking or biking could achieve as much health gain as ongoing tobacco tax increases, according to a study from the University of Otago, New Zealand. (2019-07-17)
Elbows key for walkers' efficiency
Why do walkers hold their arms straight and runners bend the arm at the elbow? (2019-07-09)
Tiny motor can 'walk' to carry out tasks
MIT researchers have assembled microrobots from a small set of standardized components, as a step toward self-replicating systems. (2019-07-02)
Study challenges 'no pain no gain' requirement for patients with clogged leg arteries
Patients with peripheral arterial disease should be given the option of pain-free exercise, according to a study published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). (2019-06-20)
Can we still have fun if the UK goes carbon neutral?
Will Britain going carbon neutral mean no more fun? Experts from the University of Surrey have urged local policy makers to put in place infrastructure that will enable people to enjoy recreation and leisure while keeping their carbon footprint down. (2019-06-14)
Walking speed predicts clinical outcomes in older adults with blood cancers
How slow -- or fast -- older individuals with blood cancers are able to walk four meters (about 13 feet) holds critical information about their overall health and strongly predicts survival and unplanned hospital visits regardless of age, cancer or treatment type, or other factors, according to a new study published today in Blood. The association was strongest in those with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. (2019-06-05)
Stanford engineers develop a more stable, efficient prosthetic foot
Hiking trails and other rough terrain are especially difficult for people with prosthetic legs. (2019-05-30)
Research reveals the link between primate knuckles and hand use
Research carried out by the University of Kent has found differences between the knuckle joints of primates that will enable a better understanding of ancient human hand use. (2019-05-29)
Walking and strength training may decrease the risk of dying from liver disease
Physical activity, including walking and muscle-strengthening activities, were associated with significantly reduced risk of cirrhosis-related death, according to research presented at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2019. (2019-05-19)
Bedbugs evolved more than 100 million years ago -- and walked the earth with T. rex
Bedbugs - some of the most unwanted human bed-mates -- have been parasitic companions with other species aside from humans for more than 100 million years, walking the earth at the same time as dinosaurs. (2019-05-16)
Faster walkers more likely to live longer
People who report that they have a slower walking pace have a lower life expectancy than fast walkers, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Leicester Biomedical Research Centre -- a partnership between Leicester's Hospitals, the University of Leicester and Loughborough University. (2019-05-15)
Morning exercise can improve decision-making across the day in older adults
A study of older Australians has found a morning bout of moderate-intensity exercise improves cognitive performance like decision-making across the day compared to prolonged sitting without exercise. (2019-04-29)
Being a car commuter with obesity linked to a 32% increased death risk
New research presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity in Glasgow, Scotland, shows that individuals with obesity who commute by car have a 32% higher risk of death, from any cause, compared with those individuals with a normal weight and commute via cycling and walking. (2019-04-27)
Water walking -- The new mode of rock skipping
Utah State University's Splash Lab not only reveals the physics of how elastic spheres interact with water, but it also lays the foundation for the future design of water-walking drones. (2019-04-23)
Healthy diet helps older men maintain physical function
A new study by investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital examines the role of a healthy diet and finds that this highly modifiable factor can have a large influence on maintaining physical function, lowering the likelihood of developing physical impairment by approximately 25 percent. (2019-04-08)
Scientists develop methods to validate gene regulation networks
A team of biologists and computer scientists has mapped out a network of interactions for how plant genes coordinate their response to nitrogen, a crucial nutrient and the main component of fertilizer. (2019-04-05)
Stressed? Take a 20-minute nature pill
Taking at least 20 minutes out of your day to stroll or sit in a place that makes you feel in contact with nature will significantly lower your stress hormone levels. (2019-04-04)
Just an hour of weekly walking staves off disability
Just one hour a week of brisk walking -- as if you are late to an appointment or trying to make a train -- staves off disability in older adults with arthritis pain, or aching or stiffness in a knee, hip, ankle or foot, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. (2019-04-01)
Walking downhill after meals boosts bone health in postmenopausal women with diabetes
Walking downhill after eating can reduce bone resorption, the process in which old bone is broken down and removed from the body, in postmenopausal women with diabetes, according to research to be presented Sunday, March 24, at ENDO 2019, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, in New Orleans, La. (2019-03-25)
Ankle exoskeleton fits under clothes for potential broad adoption
The device does not require additional components such as batteries or actuators carried on the back or waist. (2019-03-22)
Exercise program provides multiple benefits to nursing home residents
In a Journal of the American Geriatrics Society study of residents at nursing homes, those who participated in a six-month program of individualized and progressive multicomponent exercise at moderate intensity experienced fewer falls than those in a control group that participated in routine activities. (2019-03-20)
Cities rethink parking as ride-hailing grows and parking revenue declines
A new study published in The Journal of Transportation and Land Use found that people who use ride-hailing are willing to pay more to avoid driving, including the stress and cost of parking. (2019-03-20)
Even low levels of leisure time physical activity lowers risk of death
Even low-level physical activities, such as walking or gardening, are associated with a lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease, cancer or any cause finds a large observational study published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. (2019-03-19)
Mechanized cane measures patients' rehabilitation process without noticing it
The Embedded Systems Engineering Group of the University of Malaga, specializing in the design of physical devices to aid users, such as a smart wheelchair, has developed a mechanized cane that can measure patients' rehabilitation process without any impact on them. (2019-03-11)
Knee pain not linked with activity levels in adults with knee osteoarthritis
Knee pain was not associated with daily walking levels in an Arthritis Care & Research study of individuals with mild to moderate symptomatic knee osteoarthritis. (2019-03-06)
Estimates of older patients with fractures associated with walking leashed dogs
Dog walking is often suggested as something older adults can do to improve their health. (2019-03-06)
Bone fractures increasing as seniors walk dogs to stay active
Between 2004 and 2017, dog-walking-related fractures in people 65-or-older more than doubled. (2019-03-06)
New findings shed light on origin of upright walking in human ancestors
The oldest distinguishing feature between humans and our ape cousins is our ability to walk on two legs - a trait known as bipedalism. (2019-02-28)
Regaining independence after hip fracture -- age is the most important predictor
Most middle-aged and older adults recover their ability to live independently within a year after surgery for hip fracture, reports a study in the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. (2019-02-25)
Combining morning exercise with short walking breaks helps control blood pressure in older overweight/obese adults, especially in women
Treadmill walking for 30 minutes in the morning lowered average blood pressure over an eight-hour day among older, overweight or obese men and women. (2019-02-20)
The new exercise trend that's made for everyone
Bringing the science of high intensity interval training (HIIT) into everyday life could be the key to helping unfit, overweight people get more of the exercise they need to improve their health, according to an international research team. (2019-02-20)
Untangling the where and when of walking in the brain
How do our brains know when and where to place our feet in order to prevent us from tripping each time we find ourselves on a new terrain such as a icy path, or a sandy beach? (2019-02-19)
Interval training may shed more pounds than continuous moderate intensity workout
Interval training may shed more pounds than a continuous moderate intensity workout, suggests a pooled analysis of the available evidence, published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. (2019-02-14)
Walking simulation games signal a new literary genre
Walking simulation games signal a new literary genre Research from the University of Kent has revealed that walking simulations are blurring the boundaries of different art forms to create a new literary genre. (2019-02-12)
Accelerated risk of mobility loss for people aged 60+ tied to excess weight/inactivity
The combination of excess weight/obesity and an inactive lifestyle represents a powerful joint risk factor for developing mobility loss after age 60, according to a new study. (2019-02-12)
Do differences in gait predict the risk of developing depression in later life?
Older people who were newly diagnosed with depression had a slower walking speed and a shorter step length compared with those without depression in a recent Journal of the American Geriatrics Society study. (2019-02-06)
Walking for health benefits just got easier to track
In an ongoing study exploring walking for health across the adult lifespan, University of Massachusetts Amherst kinesiology researchers found that walking cadence is a reliable measure of exercise intensity and set simple steps-per-minute guidelines for moderate and vigorous intensity. (2019-02-01)
Body size may influence women's lifespan more than it does men's
Body size-height and weight- may influence women's lifespan far more than it does men's, suggests research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. (2019-01-21)
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