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I grew up with slogans like "Have a Coke and a Smile" and as a kid an icy cold coke was the best remedy to thirst on a hot summer day. We all have to re-think those beliefs after research has shown its toxic if not poisonous effects on the body.
Walking, like other exercise, can help you achieve a number of important health benefits. Walking can help you: Lower low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (the "bad" cholesterol) Raise high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (the "good" cholesterol) Lower your blood pressure Reduce your risk of or manage type 2 diabetes Manage your weight Improve your mood Stay strong and fit