Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Is slowed walking a sign dementia is near?

If you're a senior and walking to the mailbox takes longer than it used to, new research suggests you might want to ask your doctor to check your thinking skills.

Health

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 ...

Health

Walking speed could be a new indicator of health

Walking speed is making strides toward becoming a key metric of a person's health with the launch of the 6th Vital Sign, a first-of-its kind study being conducted by the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI). 

Health

Five surprising ways your walking speed reflects your health

You know something is going on with your health when your body temperature rises above 99 degrees Fahrenheit, you feel pain, or your heart beats at a quickened pace without explanation. We take notice of these clear signs ...

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