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Women active a few times weekly have lower risk of heart disease, stroke and blood clots

Medical press, February 16, 2015
Middle-aged women who are physically active a few times per week have lower risks of heart disease, stroke and blood clots than inactive women, according to research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.

20 creative ways to get to 10K steps per day

By Bundrant: (NaturalNews) How active is your lifestyle, and is there a reliable way for you to measure it?

One method is to count steps using a pedometer. If you research[PDF] step counting, you'll soon find that lifestyle activity levels are generally categorized as follows:

• Less than 5,000 steps per day may be used as a "sedentary lifestyle index."

• 5,000-7,499 steps per day is considered "low active."

• 7,500-9,999 steps per day is considered "somewhat active."

The amazing power of walking

Sometimes the best solutions are the most simple. This appears to be the case with walking, arguably the simplest form of exercise. Walking is gentle on the body and takes no special equipment to perform, making it also a very accessible way to exercise. There has been quite a bit of research done on the effectiveness of walking and the results are staggering.