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Step lively to a longer life?

Step lively to a longer life? Research we’re watching People who walk at a brisk clip may live longer than those who walk slowly — regardless of how much they weigh, a new study finds. Researchers looked at data from nearly 475,000 adults in the United Kingdom Biobank study, which recruited middle-aged participants from 2006 to 2010. The participants, most of whom were slightly overweight, were asked to describe their usual walking pace as slow, average, or brisk.…

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