Walking is the closest thing to a magic bullet for health,” says Dr. Colditz of Washington University School of Medicine. A mountain of research proves: Walking is a free, easy, low-impact way to combat adverse health effects of many ills.

  1. Lose weight by living in a walkable neighborhood.
  2. Combat cancer by moving your feet.
  3. Reduce your risk of heart disease.

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