Take a Walk with Mom

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On your next brunch date, plan a stroll for dessert – walking can dra­mat­i­cally boost heart health in women over 50. Those who hoofed it for 40 min­utes two or three times a week had a nearly 25% lower risk of heart fail­ure, ac­cord­ing to new re­search pre­sented at the Amer­i­can Col­lege of Car­di­ol­ogy’s Sci­en­tific Ses­sion. What­ever a woman’s weight or ac­tiv­ity level, ad­ding reg­u­lar walks at an av­er­age to fast pace was a win – and, of course, putting one foot in front of the other is smart for ev­ery­one, in­clud­ing the dog. Feel­ing mo­ti­vated? Speed up, which can boost the ben­e­fits even more.

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