The Benefits of Walking
Regular physical activity is recommended at all ages for health and well-being. Healthy levels of physical activity are especially relevant in an aging society where opportunities for prolonged sedentary behavior are abundant. Walking is an activity that most adults can engage that requires no specialized equipment or facility memberships. Public health researchers at The University at Buffalo have led several recent studies on the health benefits of physical activity, including walking specifically, in the national Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) program which is a study aimed at understanding factors related to healthy aging in postmenopausal women. This presentation will review findings from the WHI to illustrate the positive health effects of walking activity.
About Michael Lamonte
Mike LaMonte has a PhD in exercise physiology and an MPH in epidemiology, and has spent the majority of his professional career teaching courses and conducting research on the health benefits of a physically active lifestyle. Prior to joining UB, he worked at the renowned Cooper Clinic, a preventive medicine center in Dallas, TX; and, in the cardiology division at the University of Utah Medical Center. Mike is a native of Buffalo, residing in Williamsville with his wife and sons where they enjoy sports activities such as fishing, running, basketball and baseball, and spending as much time together as possible!