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Extra Walking Can Lengthen Your Life

Less than the recommended 150 minutes a week will still help By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter
That evening stroll you take after dinner most nights may be doing you more good than you realize -- new research suggests even a bit of regular walking can reduce your risk of death. Regular walking is telling your body that you still have things to do and that your not ready to lay down and die.  Walking has been described as the 'perfect exercise' because it is simple, free, convenient, doesn't require any special equipment or training, and can be done at any age. I see people "mall walking" in the early morning with a cane and some even with a walker. Too much sitting will put your body into hibernation mode and you stop burning calories.   Don't give-up because you can't keep up with the others. I had knee pain when I was in my 60's but because I lost body fat and increased my walking today I have no knee pain and I'm off those pain killers. I ca…
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