DETROIT (WWJ) – You might want to lace up your shoes and start walking today.

It’s National Walking Day – no foolin!

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You are in the majority if you don’t exercise on a regular basis. About 80 percent of adults don’t get enough activity to maintain good health reports WWJ Health Reporter Dr. Deanna Lites.

Wendy Miller, director of Beaumont Weight Control center, says there’s an easy guideline to remember:

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“The American Heart Association recommends at least 30 minutes of moderate aerobic activity at least 5 days a week. Or you can do 25 minutes of vigorous activity 3 days a week. Or a combination of both,” said Miller.

Regular physical activity can provide all sorts of healthy perks. Benefits ranging from lowering your risk of heart disease and stroke to raising your good cholesterol and improving your sleep and mood.

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The timing to lace up your shoes is ideal — we may be enjoying a break in the weather. [Check the forecast here].