8 Small Things You Can Do Today to Live Healthier
Recent science shows that small lifestyle changes (and a little fun) are all it takes to improve your health. We talked to prominent doctors, crunched the data, and found a few high-payoff tweaks.
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Walk (Even a Little!)
A brisk 20-minute walk each day may be all it takes to live longer. A new study of more than 334,000 people published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition revealed that even small increases in physical activity can reduce the risk of death by up to an astonishing 30 percent. And lunchtime may be the best time for a stroll if you want some bonus de-stressing: A small study found that when normally sedentary female office workers began walking for 30 minutes three times a week during their usual lunch hour, they reported feeling less distressed and more relaxed.