News tagged with walking speed
(Medical Xpress)—A new study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center shows that an increase in fat throughout the thigh is predictive of mobility loss in otherwise healthy older adults.
Health Feb 19, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Walking to a beat could be useful for patients needing rehabilitation, according to a University of Pittsburgh study. The findings, highlighted in the August issue of PLOS One, demonstrate that researchers should further invest ...
Parkinson's & Movement disorders Sep 20, 2012 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0 |
A new study suggests that higher blood pressure is associated with lower mortality in extremely frail, elderly adults.
Health Jul 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) significantly improves muscle function – down to the muscle fibre level – in postmenopausal women, a new study published today in The Journal of Physiology shows.
Medical research Apr 30, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Poor physical performance on activities including walking was associated with increased odds of dementia in a study of individuals 90 years and older, according to a report published Online First by Archives of Neurology.
Neuroscience Oct 22, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The ability to cross a road in time is one that most of us take for granted. A new study published in the journal Age and Ageing, entitled 'Most Older Pedestrians are unable to cross the road in time: a cross-sectional study' ...
Health Jun 13, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A new study shows that changes in walking speed in late life may signal the early stages of dementia known as mild cognitive impairment (MCI). The research is published in the June 12, 2012, print issue of Neurology, the me ...
Neuroscience Jun 11, 2012 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0
(HealthDay) -- In older adults, diabetes correlates with slower walking speed, and diabetes-linked reductions in muscle strength and worse muscle quality contribute to these walking limitations, according ...
Diabetes May 30, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay) -- Slower walking speed may be a marker for identifying those at risk for knee osteoarthritis (OA), according to a study published online March 5 in Arthritis Care & Research.
Arthritis & Rheumatism Mar 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Simple tests such as walking speed and hand grip strength may help doctors determine how likely it is a middle-aged person will develop dementia or stroke. That's according to new research that was released today and will ...
Neuroscience Feb 15, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0
Men aged 70 and older can elude the Grim Reaper by walking at speeds of at least 3 miles (or 5km) an hour, finds a study in the Christmas issue published in the British Medical Journal today.
Health Dec 16, 2011 | not rated yet | 1
Playing computer-based physical therapy games can help people with Parkinson's disease improve their gait and balance, according to a new pilot study led by the UCSF School of Nursing and Red Hill Studios, a California serious ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Oct 19, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A new study from the University of New Hampshire finds that the leg strength and power of overweight older women is significantly less than that of normal-weight older women, increasing their risk for disability and loss ...
Overweight and Obesity Sep 19, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Early results suggest that using virtual reality (VR) human-computer interfaces might help adult stroke patients regain arm function and improve their ability to perform standard tasks, when compared to patients who don't ...
Other Sep 07, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Kidney disease patients who have slower walking speed on physical performance tests seem to be more burdened by their disease than patients who perform well on lower extremity physical performance tests, according to a study ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 18, 2013 | not rated yet | 0