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Walking is the super food of fitness

Post  DHF on Mon Sep 29, 2014 2:35 pm

Walking is the superfood of fitness, experts say.

(Reuters) - Walking may never become as trendy as CrossFit, as sexy as mud runs or as ego-boosting as Ironman races but for fitness experts who stress daily movement over workouts and an active lifestyle over weekends of warrior games, walking is a super star.

For author and scientist Katy Bowman, walking is a biological imperative like eating. In her book, “Move Your DNA: Restore Your Health Through Natural Movement," she suggests there are movement nutrients, just like dietary nutrients, that the body needs.

“Walking is a superfood. It’s the defining movement of a human,” said Bowman, a biomechanist based in Ventura, California. “It’s a lot easier to get movement than it is to get exercise.”

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/29/us-fitness-walking-idUSKCN0HO0PV20140929

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