-- Nancyann Rella
(HealthDay News) -- Walking is the most popular form of exercise
in the United States. The average American takes between 8,000 and
10,000 steps per day. Podiatrists tout walking as one of the best
exercises for your feet because it contributes to circulation,
maintains weight control and promotes overall good health.
But, says the American Podiatric Medical Association, seniors
who walk for exercise need to take these precautions:
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