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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...