Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Women: Walk Your Way To Life-Long Fitness

“Ladies, go take a hike. Or at least a brisk walk. Seriously. It may lower your risk of stroke and prevent the dreaded middle-age weight gain, new research shows. These findings join a long list of reasons why you should remain physically active. And almost no one knows those reasons better than Miriam Nelson, 49, director of the John Hancock Research Center on Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity Prevention at Tufts University in Boston and co-author of a new book, The Strong Women's Guide to Total Health, with Jennifer Ackerman. Nelson is one of the country's leading researchers on exercise for women, and she co-chaired the committee that created the government's 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans...


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