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Pick up the pace continued...
If walking is your exercise of choice, Dunn recommends mapping
out a one-mile course. (You can drive the route in your car using the odometer
or walk around a track at the local high school.) Then clock yourself while
walking one mile. If you cover the distance in 15 minutes or less, you're
walking briskly. "Believe me, we're not talking about strolling down the
boulevard," says Dunn, sounding just a tad winded herself. "And we're
not talking about stopping to smell the roses."
Peter Jaret, a freelance writer based in Petaluma, Calif., has
written for Health, Hippocrates, and many other national publications.
He is a contributing editor for WebMD.
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