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The Many Health Benefits of Walking

Remember how proud everyone was when you learned how to walk?

It was a major milestone. And recent research on the health benefits of walking shows that you, and everyone who cares about you, should still be proud of you that is, IF you're still walking!

After all, an old fashioned daily walk is your body's most natural form of exercise. Plus, it's possible to walk almost anywhere, at any time. And it's probably the safest, cheapest, easiest and one of the most enjoyable things you can do to dramatically improve your health.

Research on Health Benefits of Walking

According to studies done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and many others, a daily walk can cut your risk of death - from all diseases - in half.

People who walk at a moderate 3-mph pace for at least 3 to 4 hours a week (30 minutes a day) have been shown to dramatically reduce their risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis, hip fractures, glaucoma, depression and much more.

A 150-pound person, at a 3-mph pace, can burnPlus, a recent Harvard study shows that you can get the same extraordinary health benefits from a moderate walk as you can from high-impact jogging or aerobics.

What Walking Can Do for You

A regular daily 30-minute walk has been proven to help you:And you don't need a prescription to do it. All you need is a commitment to your health, a dose of self-discipline and a good, comfortable, sturdy pair of walking shoes.

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