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According to the American Heart Association, almost half of U.S. adults aren’t active enough to maintain good health.
When it comes to exercise, a little bit of effort can go a long way. Ten minutes of stretching is like walking the length of a football field. Twenty minutes of vacuuming is equivalent to walking one mile. Walking can help you maintain a healthier weight, ward off depression, and prevent heart disease. Walking can also enhance the immune system, relieve joint pain, and control cravings for sweets.
More physical activity can lead to a healthier life.
For more information, visit heart.org.
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