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Indiana Governor Mike Pence

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Walking Facts

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  • Walking one mile a day burns 100 calories
  • Walking 6,000 steps a day can improve your health and walking 10,000 can help you lose weight
  • Walking at a moderate pace for 30 minutes a day can cut the risk of heart disease in women by as much as 40%, according to a recent Harvard study, and women who walk in their 30s and 40s can greatly reduce their risk of breast cancer, according to The Journal of the American Medical Association
  • Walking increases blood flow to the brain which can help increase thinking skills
  • Walking an additional 2,000 steps a day may help you never gain another pound, according to researchers at the Center for Human Nutrition at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
  • Walking three or more times a week for 30 minutes or more can help you save $330 a year in health care costs, according to The Physician and Sportsmedicine

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