Research studies agree that people need 30 minutes of moderate-level physical activity on most days of the week to see health benefits. Brisk walking is considered a type of moderate-level physical activity. Based on research studies, walking on a regular basis has the following health benefits:

 Helps keep your bones, muscles, and joints healthy. 

Reduces anxiety and depression, boosting your mood. Helps you handle stress.

 You can even divide the 30 minutes into shorter periods of at least 10 minutes each.     For instance, use stairs instead of an elevator, get off a bus one or two stops early, or     park your car at the far end of the lot at work.

If you already engage in 30 minutes of moderate-level physical activity a day, you can get added benefits by doing more. Engage in a moderate-level activity for a longer period each day, or engage in a more vigorous activity.


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