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Sit Less to Live Longer

Replacing a half hour of sitting or lying around with brisk walking and other moderate physical activities reduces the risk of dying over 14 years by 45 percent.

Senior Joggers Enjoy Youthful Metabolic Rate

Runners older than 65 that run three times a week burn oxygen at the same rate as 20-year-old runners, thus expending a similar amount of metabolic energy.

Daily Exercise Adds Five Years to Life

Just 30 minutes of moderate to intense exercise six days a week reduced risk of early mortality by 40 percent for men during a four-decade Norwegian study.

To Get Healthy, Get a Healthy Partner

Having a spouse or life partner that quits smoking or starts exercising boosts our chances of doing the same.

Treadmill Desks Boost Job Performance

A yearlong study found that treadmill work-desks boosted job performance in the view of both workers and their bosses.

Cycling Rx

To combat obesity, Boston doctors are writing prescriptions for bike-sharing programs, reducing the annual cost from $85 to $5.

Functional Training Protects Against Falls

According to a new study, seniors that integrate strength and balance training into everyday activities experience nearly one-third fewer falls.

National Start! Walking Day

If you’re not already a regular walker, take the first step to better health and fitness on April 3.

Most Walkable Cities

Learn whether your town made this year’s list of the best Walk-Friendly Communities, recognized for safe, accessible and comfortable walking.

Daily Self-Care

Take the first steps to better wellness at this nonprofit’s website that offers motivational videos, health information, walking maps and walking groups.
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