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Walking can have benefits beyond the physical, as Danny and Katherine Dreyer explain in their new book, ChiWalking. It is one of many books on walking that are available at the DL Library.

Let the Detroit Lakes Library help walk your way to fitness

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We all know we need to stay physically active for good health, but did you realize walking could reduce the risk of many diseases?

According to an article by AARP, some of the benefits of walking are weight management, controlling your blood pressure, boosting "good" cholesterol, reducing your risk of breast cancer, stroke, heart attack and type 2 diabetes, avoiding your need for gallstone surgery, protecting against hip fracture -- and this is just a partial list!

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