The Best Fitness Breakthroughs for December 2013

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The Best Fitness Breakthroughs for December 2013

How walking can cut your risk for serious health problems, and other fitness news for a healthy life.

If you walk rather than drive to work, you’re not only 20% less likely to be overweight, you’re also 40% less prone to diabetes and 17% less apt to have high blood pressure. “Walking even 15 minutes each way, five days a week, can reduce your risks,” says Anthony Laverty, lead author of a survey conducted at the Imperial College London. “If you’re on public transport,” he suggests, “consider getting off earlier, and walking a little farther every day.” So, hit the road—it’ll be your easiest workout of the day.

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