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Walking

Here's a good study that gives us some clear direction on what to do. The New England Journal of Medicine reports a study of over 700 non-smoking, retired men and the effect of walking on reducing the risk of death.

The study found regular walking, of more than two miles a day, reduced the mortality rate by about 50%. Also,.......the more the men walked, the greater was the reduction in the mortality rate.

More evidence of the value of exercise, even if it's low-intensity exercise.

I'm Medical Editor, Dr. Ted Castele, with the Medical Moment.






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