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Who says walking is a boring exercise?
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Who says walking is a boring exercise?

Emily Pennington CNA/THE NEW YORK TIMES – At 76 years old, Judy Fog is one of the fittest people her daughter knows. Take, for instance, her VO2 max – a common fitness metric that measures how much oxygen one can absorb while exercising. “She has a VO2 max that’s not too far off from a Nordic skier, and they’re considered peak of the peak,” said a physiologist and physical trainer Robyn Fog-Wiltse. Her mother’s secret? Daily walks. Over the past couple years, the world has significantly changed its relationship to walking, with millions of people strolling their neighbourhood sidewalks or local trails hoping to boost their fitness, sense of community and mental health. Studies have shown that walking at least 30 minutes per day is enough to reap significant physical and emotional benefi...
Exercise that induces leg pain seems to be beneficial for people with peripheral artery disease
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Exercise that induces leg pain seems to be beneficial for people with peripheral artery disease

Walking for exercise at a pace that induced pain or discomfort improved walking ability among people with peripheral artery disease, or PAD, according to new research published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association, an open access, peer-reviewed journal of the American Heart Association. About 150,000 nontraumatic amputations occur annually, according to the 2021 American Heart Association policy statement: Reducing Nontraumatic Lower-Extremity Amputations by 20% by 2030: Time to Get to Our Feet. Between 8 and 10 million people in the United States have PAD. The condition disproportionately affects Black people, American Indian people and those of low socioeconomic status. The condition occurs when the arteries that transport blood from the heart through...