Category Archives: walking

Happy Memorial Weekend from Life-Cise

Here in the US, we’re in the middle of Memorial Weekend – important for three things. Most of us think first of barbecues! In backyards and parks all over the country families and friends are getting together (assuming the weather … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Wishes

Happy Mother’s Day to my mom and all moms. My hearty wish for Mother’s Day is that no mothers should have to face a diagnosis of cancer, or sit by their sons or daughters as they face cancer, or their … Continue reading

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Why Do/Don’t You Exercise?

Over the last couple of months I’ve been doing a little informal polling on various networking sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. I (and a few other fitness professionals) have been asking questions about why people exercise, or don’t, … Continue reading

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Happy Earth Day

To celebrate Earth Day today, choose to do something that’s good for you and the planet. Walk or ride a bike to the store or to work instead of driving. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Walk to lunch … Continue reading

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Walking is a great exercise. It’s easy to do; most of us already have the right equipment. It can help us maintain a healthy weight; maintain bone strength in the lower body; lower our risk for heart disease, high blood … Continue reading

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Walking to Reduce Diabetic and Cholesterol Medication Use

As a followup to my last post on the potential relationship between weight, high insulin levels, and breast cancer, I want to mention new research reported in the journal, Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. The study, headed by … Continue reading

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Walking for Leukemia Patients

Reuters Health ( reported on tuesday that a walking program may improve fatigue in acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) patients who are undergoing chemotherapy. The findings were based on a study by Dr. Yeur-Hur Lai and colleagues of National Taiwan University … Continue reading

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