Walking is one of the easiest ways to get the exercise you need for good health. A brisk, 30-minute walk each day can help you feel better and have more energy. It can help you lower your risk of disease. Walking can help you keep your bones strong and your heart healthy.
Check with your doctor before you start a walking plan if you have heart problems, other health issues, or you have not been active in a long time. Follow your doctor's instructions for safe levels of exercise.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
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Current as of:
May 27, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
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