Study: Health benefits seen in brisk walking

10/11/2005 | Reuters

Walking briskly for 12 miles per week improves aerobic fitness and reduces the risk for heart disease, and exhaustive amounts of exercise are not necessary to see the benefits, according to a new study. Researchers say walking 12 miles or for about 125 to 200 minutes per week offers significant benefits, even if a person doesn't lose weight, and anything beyond that amount of exercise would have separate, additional benefits.

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