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Walking groups improve cardiovascular and general health, study shows

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 21 January 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h330
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

Regular walking outdoors as part of a group significantly improves cardiovascular risk factors as well as physical functioning and mental health, a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies has found.1

Despite evidence for the health benefits of regular physical activity many people take much less exercise than guidelines recommend. Recent figures showed that 29% of adults in England take less than 30 minutes of moderate physical activity each week.2 …

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