Study suggests seven compensation strategies to help those with Parkinson's disease improve mobility and walking problems.
Gait variability in older adults could be a predictor of cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease. Researchers found higher gait variability was associated with lower cognitive performance and an accurate predictor of Alzheimer's disease.
Neural networks that are directly responsible for the coordination of walking movements are located in the spinal cord. A specific group of neurons in the brainstem signal to the spinal cord and control direction.
When paired with silent strangers, movement falls in synch based on first impressions. The findings implicit nonverbal communication in providing a basis for interpersonal interaction.
Gait disorders and slowed walking speeds may be useful indicators of future cognitive decline.
For those with a genetic predisposition to obesity, partaking in six specific types of exercise can help combat weight gain. Jogging, yoga, power walking, certain types of dancing and mountain climbing can help reduce BMI in those with a predisposition to obesity. Surprisingly, cycling, swimming, and games like Dance Dance Revolution did not counteract the genetic effects on obesity.
One hour of walking, or other physical activity, per week, significantly increases the likelihood of maintaining a disability-free status for up to 4 years in older people at risk for osteoarthritis.
Researchers report walking at a brisk speed can help to increase your lifespan. The study reveals walking at a normal speed is associated with a 20% reduction for all cause mortality, and brisk walking reduced risks by 24%.