OverviewExercise, including walking at least 30 minutes a day, decreases the risk of heart attacks, stroke, hypertension, some cancers, osteoporosis, depression and obesity.
Review Date 2/2/2016
Updated by: Fred K. Berger, MD, addiction and forensic psychiatrist, Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla, CA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.