Recommended dosage is 30 minutes a day, five days a week. Side effects may include weight loss, improved mood, improved sleep and bowel habits and stronger muscles and bones, as well as looking and feeling better. Dr. Bob Sallis, a family practitioner at a Kaiser Permanente clinic in Fontana, California cites these factors that make walking the most effective treatment: 1) Low or no cost; 2) Simple to do for people of all ages, incomes and fitness levels. 3) Easy to maintain.
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