Easy ways to add exercise to your day — without going to the gym, from the Harvard Health Letter

Regular exercise can lower your risk for heart disease, diabetes, and even some forms of cancer. Yet many people still aren't making physical activity a priority. In its first-ever single-topic special issue, the September 2008 Harvard Health Letter offers 27 tips to get your heart rate up without going to the gym. Its recommendations include these: Take the faraway spot. Walking from the farthest corner of the parking lot will burn a few calories. If it's a parking garage, head for the roof and use the stairs. Get into the swing of it. Swinging your arms when you walk will help you reach the brisk pace of 3 to 4 miles per hour that is the most healthful.
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