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Why To Exercise Today: The Walking Cure

Globe reporter Beth Teitell
Globe reporter Beth Teitell

Why exercise? Let’s just say that I come from a long line of eaters—my grandmother once broke the back of a buffet—and if I didn’t move, I wouldn’t stand a chance. But since having kids 10 years ago, I’ve been too busy to fit it all in—to work, exercise, socialize and read actual books. That’s no way to live. So I started my own "walking cure.” When a friend asks me to have coffee, I steer her towards a walk. I walk to work (seven miles round trip), which lets me catch up with friends on my cell, and I save my favorite novels for reading on the elliptical, which gives me motivation to hop on. Walking isn’t for everyone, but the trick is to find something you enjoy, or a person you enjoy spending time with, and go from there. Off to the buffet.

This program aired on December 9, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.

Carey Goldberg Twitter Editor, CommonHealth
Carey Goldberg is the editor of WBUR's CommonHealth blog.

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