Exercise, including walking at least 30 minutes a day, decreases the risk of heart attacks, stroke, hypertension, some cancers, osteoporosis, depression and obesity.
Review Date 5/10/2023
Updated by: Fred K. Berger, MD, addiction and forensic psychiatrist, Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla, CA. Also reviewed by David C. Dugdale, MD, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.