Northwell Health study tests ability of walking to reduce cardiovascular disease

Researchers at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research at Northwell Health are conducting a walking study.

Carmen Grant

Feb 16, 2024, 3:42 AM

Updated 57 days ago

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Researchers at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research at Northwell Health are conducting a walking study.
"Data have shown us that even engaging in low intensity physical activity like walking can reduce your risk for Cardiovascular Disease," says Dr. Ashley Goodwin.
To qualify, applicants must be inactive and have one risk factor for heart disease. During the six-month study, participants are given a Fitbit device.
"They wear the Fitbit. The goal of the study is to improve their daily walking by 1,000 extra steps a day," explains Goodwin.
The walking study is in its third year of research.


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