Want to Live Longer? Take a Walk

February 2006
Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter;Feb2006, Vol. 23 Issue 12, p8
The article discusses the findings of two studies which examined the influence of walking on lifespan. Previous studies have shown a range of health benefits from physical activity, including weight reduction and cardiovascular health. Researchers found that men and women who engaged in moderate physical activity, such as 30 minutes of daily walking, lived longer and enjoyed more years free of cardiovascular disease, compared with their sedentary peers.


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