Any exercise better than none to thwart peripheral artery disease

People with peripheral artery disease (PAD) often experience leg pain when they walk or exercise. No wonder they tend to be inactive. But research suggests that inactivity contributes to the development of this common condition in the first place.

Australian investigators found that people who engage in regular, lifetime physical activity — even a daily stroll with the family dog — are less likely to develop PAD than their couch-potato counterparts.

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