Walking Studies/Research

Walking Studies/Research

As with all of our technologies, we research the underlying science behind the benefits that it provides. Walking with our folding treadmills is no exception.

Walking is commonly understood to be incredibly healthy, and many experts offer a minimum daily step count in order to maintain a certain level of health. But do you know the science behind all of it and why it is so good for you?

We reviewed the studies below to find out exactly what happens to the body, and why, when you walk and increase your level of physical activity.

Walking & Physical Activity Studies

[1] Prescribing Pleasure and Meaning -


[2] Walking to Health -


[3] Physical Activity-Related Benefits of Walking during Golf -


[4] Influence of walking volume on health benefits in women post-menopause - https://europepmc.org/article/med/8882996

[5] The effects of physical activity on sleep: a meta-analytic review - https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10865-015-9617-6

[6] The effect of physical activity on sleep quality: a systematic review (tandfonline.com) - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/21679169.2019.1623314

[7] Physical Activity and Cognitive Function in Middle-Aged and Older Adults: An Analysis of 104,909 People From 20 Countries - https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0025619616304153

[8] Relationship between physical activity and cognitive function in apparently healthy young to middle-aged adults: A systematic review - https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1440244015001802

[9] Exercise is brain food: The effects of physical activity on cognitive function: Developmental Neurorehabilitation: Vol 11, No 3 - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17518420801997007


[11] Anxiety reduction following exercise and meditation - https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF01172650

[12] Effects of Exercise and Physical Activity on Anxiety - https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyt.2013.00027/full

[13] An examination of serotonin and psychological variables in the relationship between exercise and mental health - https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1600-0838.2009.01049.x

[14] Effects of acute physical exercise on central serotonergic systems - https://journals.lww.com/acsm-msse/Fulltext/1997/01000/Effects_of_acute_physical_exercise_on_central.9.aspx

[15] The role of serotonin in depression and anxiety. - https://psycnet.apa.org/record/1995-41376-001

[16] Trained men show lower cortisol, heart rate and psychological responses to psychosocial stress compared with untrained men - https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0306453007000868?via%3Dihub

[17] Endorphins and Exercise - https://link.springer.com/article/10.2165/00007256-198401020-00004

[18] Is there a negative association between anxiety sensitivity and arousal-increasing substances and activities? - https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0887618501000561?via%3Dihub

[19] Evaluation of a brief aerobic exercise intervention for high anxiety sensitivity: Anxiety, Stress, & Coping: Vol 21, No 2 - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10615800701762675

[20] Prevalence of chronic pain among adults in the United States - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33990113/

[21] Comparison of physical fitness and mental stress in exercising and nonexercising medical students - https://www.proquest.com/openview/b6f088c0f9f986f8e79045e0d9b631c6/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=706378

[22] Peripheral beta-endorphin and pain modulation. - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2161980/

[23] Self-reported Physical Activity Predicts Pain Inhibitory and Facilitatory Function - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3906218/

[24] Exercise-induced euphoria and anxiolysis do not depend on endogenous opioids in humans - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33582575/

[25] Cannabis, cannabinoid receptors, and endocannabinoid system: yesterday, today, and tomorrow - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41401-019-0210-3

[26] A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis on the Effects of Exercise on the Endocannabinoid System - https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/can.2021.0113

[27] Do Endocannabinoids Cause the Runner’s High? Evidence and Open Questions - https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/10738584211069981

Convenient Cardio At Home

Walking or running has never been so easy with portable, folding treadmills. These are a great option for those who are busy or just want an easy way to increase their activity levels and consistency.

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