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Health Tip: Walking Helps You Stay Healthier

Health Tip: Walking Helps You Stay Healthier

03/25/11

(HealthDay News) -- The American Podiatric Medical Association discusses a great form of exercise that requires no special skill, no membership at the local gym, and no special equipment: walking.

The group says the "anybody-can-do-this" activity offers these benefits:

  • Better circulation and a stronger heart and lungs.
  • Reduced risk of stroke and heart attack.
  • Reduced likelihood of high blood pressure or obesity.
  • Improved cholesterol numbers.
  • Stronger muscles and better tone in the legs and abdominal area.
  • Reduced tension and stress.
  • Better management of arthritis pain, and improved prevention of bone decay.
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