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Walking is one of the easiest ways to get the exercise you need to
Experts recommend at least 2½ hours of
moderate activity (such as brisk walking, brisk
cycling, or yard work) a week.footnote 1 It's fine to walk in
blocks of 10 minutes or more throughout your day and week.
Think of walking as an easy way to burn calories and stay fit while you
go about your daily routine. You can make walking an important part of your
life by getting friends and family to join you and by finding new ways to put
steps in your day.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2008). 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (ODPHP Publication No. U0036). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office. Available online: http://www.health.gov/paguidelines/guidelines/default.aspx.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerElizabeth T. Russo, MD - Internal Medicine
Current as ofMarch 13, 2017
Current as of:
March 13, 2017
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
& Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Elizabeth T. Russo, MD - Internal Medicine
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