Thursday, August 5, 2010

A Hard-to-Quit Workout

If you want a workout you’re practically guaranteed to stick with, choose this one: walking.

Walking has the highest compliance rate of any exercise. But you’ll need to take the right number of steps each day to reap the maximum health benefits. What’s the magic number?

When you’ve taken at least 10,000 steps today -- a pedometer can help you keep count -- you’ll have walked the optimal amount for good health. Or set your stopwatch, and don’t stop until you’ve accumulated 30 minutes -- all at once, or broken up into 10-minute segments.

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