--3.26 Walking & therapy

Research into walking as a theraputic tool for the treatment of mental and physical conditions.

Effects of a walking program in the psychiatric in-patient treatment setting

a cohort study Issue addressed: To assess the effectiveness of a walking program in a psychiatric in-patient unit. Methods: In-patients at a private psychiatric unit were offered the opportunity to participate in a daily morning 40-minute walk led by an activity supervisor.
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Medical conditions and physical activity (SPARC)

The information in this leaflet contains a few broad recommendations relating to specific medical conditions.
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The lack of effectiveness of 18 weeks of accumulative short bouts etc

Cardiac function generally deteriorates with increasing age, although recent research has found a reversal in this decline in a group of middle-aged individuals after 18 weeks of brisk walking in single daily bouts of between 20-40 minutes.
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Validity of accelerometry for measurement of activity in people with brain injury

The health risks associated with habitually low levels of physical activity are both serious and well documented. National and international public health authorities agree that, in many countries, the general population are insufficiently active and that this represents a major public health concern.
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Relationship of walking to mortality among US adults with diabetes

Relationship of walking to mortality among US adults with diabetes
Go to CDC Fact Sheet - Document - Adobe PDF - Acrobat Reader
This is a fact sheet about mortality among people in the United States of America with diabetes and the relationship this has with walking.
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Health promoting physical activity of adults with mental retardation

This is a literature review which describes the physical activity behaviour of adults with mental retardation.
Author(s):
Heidi Stanish,Viviene Temple,Georgia Frey
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