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Category: Fitness

Walking Speed

March 7, 2012

Run For Your Life!… No Wait, Just Walk.

A recent article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) predicts life expectancy based on your gait (walking) speed. Walking places demands on coordination, timing, musculoskeletal strength, heart/lung efficiency and balance among others. A decline in any one or all of these areas may result in a lower gait speed.


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UNC Chapel

February 14, 2008

Man who received double-lung transplant at UNC Hospitals to compete...

CHAPEL HILL - Scott Johnson has come a long, long way since September 2001, when he lay in a bed at UNC Hospitals waiting for the double-lung transplant that he needed to save his life.

Fitness, Transplants, UNC Stories

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