Studies show that taking a brisk walk regularly can help reduce anxiety by increasing dopamine and serotonin production in your brain. Not only will walking help calm your nerves, but a regular stroll can also help cut your risk of heart disease. Those who are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes should also start stepping, as walking can cut that risk by 60 percent!*

Healthy adults are encouraged to strive toward taking 10,000 steps a day, approximately 5 miles. Work your way up to this recommendation with attainable goals, like walking for a short distance or time period, and then slowly increasing those increments in the days ahead.

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*[1] http://bangordailynews.com/2012/01/18/health/walking-may-be-the-best-medicine/
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