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Walking is good for you, especially if you do it regularly. It improves stamina and circulation, strengthens your muscles and joints, helps you sleep better and can boost your mood.
It can also help you maintain a healthy weight — a 30-minute brisk walk can burn 200 calories.
But you don’t have to go on long walks, as any walking counts towards the recommended 150 minutes of exercise per week. There are even apps that reward you with points if you achieve a certain number of steps a day.
If you want to work more steps into your daily routine, here are some simple ways to do it:
We’ve also got a range of tips on how to keep this going even when you feel too tired to exercise.
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