Walking as Aerobic Exercise 06/04/2014 () Walking as Aerobic Exercise Topic Contents Topic Overview Related Information Credits Walking as Aerobic Exercise Topic Overview Walking is a popular aerobic activity. It is easy to do, you don't need special equipment, and it can be done almost anywhere. To get aerobic benefit, you must walk briskly—fast enough to make your pulse and breathing increase, but not so fast that you can't talk comfortably. Some people start by walking daily during lunch or after work.
Walking Cast for Plantar Fasciitis 06/04/2014 () Walking Cast for Plantar Fasciitis Topic Contents Topic Overview Related Information Credits Walking Cast for Plantar Fasciitis Topic Overview A walking cast is a nonsurgical treatment for plantar fasciitis . Simpler treatments—such as rest, ice, heel cups, or cushions—are usually tried before a walking cast. Having your foot in a cast for several weeks causes some weakening of the foot, ankle, and calf muscles and some loss of flexibility.
Warfarin and Vitamin K 03/12/2014 () Warfarin and Vitamin K Topic Contents Topic Overview Related Information References Credits Warfarin and Vitamin K Topic Overview Warfarin is a pill that you take regularly to help prevent blood clots or to keep a clot from getting bigger. Coumadin is the common brand name for warfarin. To ensure that warfarin is effectively thinning your blood, it's important to eat about the same amount of vitamin K every day. Vitamin K normally helps your blood clot so wounds don't bleed too much.