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14 July 2009

Take a walk

If you're not getting much exercise, you needn't buy a home fitness centre. Try walking. It may lower your risk of premature death.

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If you're not getting much exercise, you needn't buy a home fitness centre. Try walking. An eight-year study involving 13 000 people found that those who walked 30 minutes a day had a significantly lower risk of premature death than those who rarely exercised.

Take action: Begin with a five-minute stroll and increase your distance gradually. Walk at a comfortable pace, focusing on good posture. Breathe deeply. If you can't catch your breath, slow down or avoid hills. If you can't talk and walk, you are walking too fast.

Train for a 5 km walk
- we'll take you through the steps.

 
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