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Take a brisk walk to remain healthy, just about 100 steps a minute

Current exercise guidelines almost always state that we should walk at a brisk pace rather than stroll leisurely

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Gretchen Reynolds | NYT
Most of us know that we should walk briskly for the sake of our health. But how fast is brisk?
 
A helpful new study of walking speed and health concludes that the answer seems to be about 100 steps per minute, a number that is probably lower than many of us might expect.  
 
Current exercise guidelines almost always state that we should walk at a brisk pace rather than stroll leisurely. But the recommendations do not always define what brisk walking means and, when they do, can deploy daunting terminology or technicalities.
 
They may say, for instance,

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First Published: Jun 30 2018 | 9:29 PM IST

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