Walking

Corporate wide challenge spurs on LTC residents

Corporate wide challenge spurs on LTC residents

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For the past month, residents of Monarch Landing were walking, running or swimming an average of 44 miles each day, as they joined other seniors across the U.S. in Project 1,310. The title reflects the total number of miles in 50 complete marathons and was the goal in terms of miles that the residents want to cross over the course of the month

Are your residents walking independently?

Are your residents walking independently?

Attention: All nursing home staff! Why are many of your residents still sitting in wheelchairs?

The secret to success: Take it easy

The secret to success: Take it easy

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Attention all strivers and overachievers. You should slow down and not push yourself too hard, two new studies suggest.

The latest skinny on walking: strong thigh muscles are key

The latest skinny on walking: strong thigh muscles are key

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Older adults who gained the most fat in their thighs and lost the most thigh muscle were at the greatest risk for a clinically meaningful decline in walking speed in a Wake Forest study of more than 2,000 adults between the ages of 70 and 79.

A mile a day may keep dementia away: Study links walking with preserved brain function

The trick to staving off memory problems and cognitive decline in old age could be as simple as walking more, new research suggests.