Navigation Links
More Steps a Day Lead to Better Health
Date:5/20/2010

Study suggests walking may help prevent metabolic syndrome

THURSDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- Walk a little, and your body will thank you. Walk a lot, and it will really thank you.

That's the message of a new study that links taking more steps in a day to a lower risk of an extremely common condition known as metabolic syndrome, which can lead to heart disease and diabetes.

The research only shows a connection between more walking and better health -- it doesn't prove that simply walking more will make you healthier. Still, the findings suggest that "you don't have to be out there running marathons," said study co-author Peter T. Katzmarzyk, a professor at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, La.

Instead, "you just have to incorporate physical activity such as walking into your lifestyle," he said.

The study, published in the May issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, examined the effects of exercise on metabolic syndrome, which is estimated to affect more than a third of adults in the United States.

People with metabolic syndrome have at least some of the risk factors for heart disease and diabetes -- excess weight in the abdomen, elevated blood pressure, low levels of good cholesterol, high triglyceride (blood fat) levels, insulin resistance or elevated blood glucose levels.

The condition serves as a sort of early warning system, Katzmarzyk said. "If you have two, three or four risk factors, you may have a much higher risk of developing full-blown cardiovascular disease than someone who doesn't," he said.

Many people with excess weight have metabolic syndrome, but people of normal weight can develop it too, he said.

The study authors examined a 2005-2006 study that tracked 1446 adults (with an average age of 47.5) as they went about their days. The participants wore high-quality pedometers (known as accelerometers) that
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Attain Fertility Offers 3 Steps to Protect Emotional Well-being While Trying to Get Pregnant
2. Strep steps up in urinary tract infections
3. B. Eliot Cole, MD, Steps Down as Executive VP at Aventine Healthsciences and Executive Director of American Society of Pain Educators
4. Consumers over age 50 should consider steps to cut copper and iron intake
5. New York Medical Malpractice Attorney Recommends Cancer Patients Take Precautionary Steps Before Undergoing Radiation Therapy
6. KID HEALTHY-Steps to Healthy Living Kicks Off 2010 Campaign to Make Southern California Kids and Families Healthier
7. UAB-led study shows simple steps could reduce stillbirths by up to 1 million
8. New Lumension Webcast Highlights Key Steps to Prepare Healthcare Firms and Business Associates to Comply with New HITECH Act
9. Doctors: Memorable or Forgettable? 4 Steps to a High Visibility Practice
10. Experts Push 7 Steps to Heart Health
11. IOM report recommends steps to tackle hepatitis B and C
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/28/2014)... Top Northridge dentist , Dr. Farshid Ariz, is ... new dentist can be an intimidating experience. Many people struggle ... and worry about how they will connect with a new ... concerns and dental needs and works to ensure that each ... special coupon can help patients get the treatments they need ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 "I ... slings were ineffective," said an inventor from Sunnyvale, Calif. "When ... The slings on the market are cumbersome and require too ... alternative." , She developed the Multiple Functioning Vest to improve ... shoulder and arm so that they heal properly. This helps ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 25, ... insurance this year will face fines of up to $2,448 ... Internal Revenue Service says. The Obama administration on Thursday ... some Americans will owe for failing to have health insurance. ... national average premium for a bronze-level health plan. ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... Glidewell Laboratories announced today that ... passed the five-year mark in clinical usage, and have ... prescribed by US dentists. , Even as BruxZir Solid ... results from respected clinical studies, many dentists expressed the ... extended years of clinical service before they would elect ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... 2014 Scientists in Japan have completed ... blood test for the asbestos cancer mesothelioma. Surviving Mesothelioma ... Click here to read it now. , ... Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine say a new ... step above the old test. , “Particularly for ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Northridge Dentist, Dr. Farshid Ariz, is Now Offering a $100 Coupon for New Patients 2Health News:IRS Caps Fines on Uninsured Americans at $12K for Family of 5 2Health News:BruxZir® Solid Zirconia Surpasses Five Years of Clinical Use 2Health News:Test Results Look Promising for New Mesothelioma Blood Test, According to Surviving Mesothelioma 2
... Dec. 17 PureCart Systems LLC, announces,the launch of ... system for healthcare facilities. The system, which can ... equipment, patient beds and,rooms, provides a one-step, hospital-grade disinfectant ... require wiping or rinsing. , ...
... 17 EyeScience Labs announces the,availability of its advanced ... eye syndrome at CVS Pharmacy stores ( www.cvs.com ),nationwide. ... http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081217/CLW029-a ) , ... This marks the first time EyeScience Macular ...
... Imbach, Former Vice-President of Revenue and Customer Operations at LinkedIn Named ... Design at Yahoo! Named Product Fellow , ... Mountain ... the industry leader in personal genetics , announced today that ...
... receptor controls blood pressure, study shows , , WEDNESDAY, Dec. ... individuals tend to have high blood pressure, but now ... explain that link. , In findings published in the ... Journal of Medicine , Sadaf Farooqi, of the University ...
... In study, those with pulmonary clots saw benefit, , , ... that giving the clot-dissolving drug tenecteplase (TKNase) to people ... the drug, a form of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), ... haven,t given up on the idea. , "In specific ...
... woman,s face, physicians say , , WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17 (HealthDay ... has completed the nation,s first near-total face transplant. , ... 80 percent of the skin surface of her face, ... essentially everything except the upper eyelids, forehead, lower ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:PureCart Systems LLC Develops a Portable Disinfecting System for the Healthcare Industry 2Health News:EyeScience's New Ocular Nutrition Supplements Available at CVS Stores 2Health News:Silicon Valley Veterans Sarah Imbach and Larry Tesler Join 23andMe Management Team 2Health News:Silicon Valley Veterans Sarah Imbach and Larry Tesler Join 23andMe Management Team 3Health News:Silicon Valley Veterans Sarah Imbach and Larry Tesler Join 23andMe Management Team 4Health News:Study Finds Molecular Link Between Obesity, Hypertension 2Health News:Study Finds Molecular Link Between Obesity, Hypertension 3Health News:Clot Dissolver Doesn't Boost Survival in Cardiac Arrest Patients 2Health News:Clot Dissolver Doesn't Boost Survival in Cardiac Arrest Patients 3Health News:Doctors Describe First U.S. Face Transplant 2Health News:Doctors Describe First U.S. Face Transplant 3Health News:Doctors Describe First U.S. Face Transplant 4
(Date:7/25/2014)... "Australia Capsule Endoscopy Systems Market Outlook to 2020″, provides ... market. The report provides value, in millions of US ... dollars) within market segments: Photo - ... , Capsule Endoscopy Data Recorders , Capsule Endoscopy ... shares and distribution shares data for each of these ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... 25, 2014  Smile Train and its technology partner ... Virtual Surgery Simulator among leading global health innovations in ... in Washington, D.C. at The ... "Smile Train is honored to be represented ... of innovators in health and medicine that TEDMED unites ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... COSTA MESA, Calif. , July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ ... Peter Nieto as the new Vice President ... industry for over 30 years in a number of ... CROs in the industry. These positions were primarily related ... has obtained over the past 30 years makes him ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Australia Capsule Endoscopy Systems Market Analysis and Forecast to 2020 2Australia Capsule Endoscopy Systems Market Analysis and Forecast to 2020 3Australia Capsule Endoscopy Systems Market Analysis and Forecast to 2020 4Australia Capsule Endoscopy Systems Market Analysis and Forecast to 2020 5Smile Train and BioDigital Selected to Showcase Virtual Surgery Simulator in The Hive at TEDMED 2014 2Smile Train and BioDigital Selected to Showcase Virtual Surgery Simulator in The Hive at TEDMED 2014 3Contract Research Organization WCCT Global Welcomes Peter Nieto as Vice President of Business Development 2
The large External Fixator consists of rods, clamps, and pins. It has multiple external fixation frames, independent pin placement, and MR safe clamps. The modular frame construction permits fracture...
The DFS Standard Fixator advantages include a highly adjustable system, modular compression/distraction, versatile central body component that provides 360 of rotation, and a positive locking mechani...
For radial/ulnar translation, angulation, dorsal/volar translation, and incremental longitudinal distraction, this advanced system is appropriate when incremental adjustment provides an adjunctive me...
This radiolucent One-piece fixator permits independent mechanical adjustments of the following: Distraction/Compression, Dorsal/Palmar Translation, Radial/Ulnar Translation, Flexion/Extension....
Medicine Products: