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Walking 10,000 steps a day has heart-healthy, stress-relieving, wrinkle-banishing brain-boosting benefits. But some feel that it is almost impossible. Well, it isn’t, because it’s 10,000 steps total — including walking the dog and walking downstairs to move the clothes from the washer to the dryer! Every step counts and improves your health, so you’re already on your way to hitting 10,000!

So get a pedometer and wear it from the time you get up until you hit the sack. Then you’ll get an accurate picture. Wearing a pedometer may make you want to be more active; you’ll want to see the total add up. You already know getting moving can improve blood pressure, boost good HDL and lower lousy LDL cholesterol levels, reduce stress and give you a younger RealAge.

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