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Common Walking Missteps

You always go the same distance.

Look for ways to increase your daily number of steps, advises James O. Hill, PhD, founder of America on the Move and a professor at the University of Colorado in Denver. "The more you walk, the more apt you are to maintain a healthy body weight." Grab a pedometer and strive to take 2,000 more steps daily, working toward a goal of at least 10,000 a day. Hill suggests: Return the shopping cart to the store and use the upstairs bathroom when you're hanging out downstairs and vice versa.

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