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30 Reasons Walking Is the Best Exercise

24/7 Tempo Logo By Hristina Byrnes and John Harrington of 24/7 Tempo | Slide 1 of 31: It’s easy to forget that walking is an aerobic activity. After all, more than 7 billion people do it every day. It’s low-impact, simple, natural, accessible, and has many health benefits. How can it possibly be an exercise, right?
The rule of thumb is to get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise a week. Breaking the numbers down, that’s 30 minutes five days a week. This sounds like a small price to pay if you want to significantly improve both your physical and mental health.
Not even a third of American adults exercise on a regular basis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Just about 23% meet the federal guidelines for aerobic activity and strength training. But people in some places are less active than others -- these are laziest cities in America.

It’s easy to forget that walking is an aerobic activity. After all, more than 7 billion people do it every day. It’s low-impact, simple, natural, accessible, and has many health benefits. How can it possibly be an exercise, right?

The rule of thumb is to get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise a week. Breaking the numbers down, that’s 30 minutes five days a week. This sounds like a small price to pay if you want to significantly improve both your physical and mental health.

Not even a third of American adults exercise on a regular basis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Just about 23% meet the federal guidelines for aerobic activity and strength training. But people in some places are less active than others -- these are laziest cities in America.

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