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Young bodies may more easily rebound from long bouts of sitting, with just an hour at the gym. But research suggests physical recovery from binge TV-watching gets harder in our 50s and as we get older. Lily Padula for NPR hide caption

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Get Off The Couch Baby Boomers, Or You May Not Be Able To Later

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Older adults who own dogs walk more than those who don't own dogs, and that they're moving at a good clip, a study finds. fotografixx/Getty Images hide caption

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Dog Owners Walk 22 Minutes More Per Day. And Yes, It Counts As Exercise

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Interval training includes bursts of high-intensity efforts sandwiched by periods of less activity. Jonathan Cohen/Flickr hide caption

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Does 1-Minute Interval Training Work? We Ask The Guy Who Tested It

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Despite efforts to reduce pedestrian deaths, many cities have become more dangerous for walkers in recent years. Alessandro Scagliusi / EyeEm/Getty Images/EyeEm hide caption

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Take A Hike To Do Your Heart And Spirit Good

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Varying speed while walking may make the activity much more effective. iStockphoto hide caption

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Interval Training While Walking Helps Control Blood Sugar

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Paul Salopek, National Geographic fellow, looks out over Jerusalem during his seven-year journey by foot from Africa to South America. Bassam Almohor/National Geographic hide caption

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Amid A 'Shimmering' Tension, A Walk Through Israel And The West Bank

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