by Dr. Stephen Godin BSc, DC
Walking is a form of physical activity that rarely gets the credit it deserves. If you have ever walked for 10 minutes or more, you have done more for your health than you probably realize.
A recent article in the Journal of the American Medical Association revealed that moderate activity, even done in short bouts of 8 to 10 minutes is enough to help control high blood pressure, and increase HDL (the good cholesterol). The authors of the study recommend that “Every adult should accumulate 30 minutes or more of moderateintensity physical activity on most, preferably all, days of the week.” Brisk walking is one means of achieving “moderate activity.”