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14 ways to make walking a part of your daily routine

Going for a walk is easy and amazingly good for you. Just take a friend and keep it interesting.

Walking may be the simplest form of exercise, but even the biggest fitness buffs miss countless opportunities to do more of it; in fact, some go out of their way to avoid it.

There’s the woman who spends five minutes driving around in search of a parking spot near the gym instead of walking a few extra blocks — and burning a few extra calories. Or the guy who drives half a mile to get ice cream instead of walking there and working off the butter pecan on the way home.

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