OverviewExercise, including walking at least 30 minutes a day, decreases the risk of heart attacks, stroke, hypertension, some cancers, osteoporosis, depression and obesity.
Update Date 3/8/2013
Updated by: Fred K. Berger, MD, Addiction and Forensic Psychiatrist, Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla, California. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.