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Digital Subscriptions > Healthy Magazine > October/November16 > WALK WITH ME


If you want to up your activity levels, going for a walk could hold the key. US researchers asked desk bods to swap just one seated meeting per week to a walking one, and they increased physical activity levels by more than eight per cent. That’s not insignificant, given that Taiwanese research has previously found that just 15 minutes a day of brisk walking can increase life expectancy by three years, and US researchers have found a mere 10 minutes daily significantly improves quality of life, vitality and emotional wellbeing. Forget fighting to book the meeting room, walk and talk instead. And if you aren’t an office-bound screen junkie, apply the same principle to your spare time, and take a weekly stroll with friends, relatives or your partner. Hopefully, somewhere as lovely as this.

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Discover a #BodyofKnowledge in the October/November edition of healthy magazine, in which we reveal the results of our Body MOT reader survey. In light of Breast Cancer Awareness month this October, we also talk to three women about their very different experiences of the disease. Plus, we explore the world's best natural beauty secrets from Australia to South Korea, and take a fresh look at the 'F' word (fat, that is!). As the seasons change, keep your health and happiness on track with the new digital issue of healthy.