MD Podiatrist Encourages Patients to Walk Their Way to Good Health

Science backs this up: Two recent studies found that walking between 2,000 and 10,000 steps each day can reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer, and decrease the likelihood of premature death by at least 10 percent. Other research has linked walking to mental (improved mood and self-esteem) and physical (better sleep and decreased disease risk) benefits.
“I have patients that come in because they are either self-motivated or motivated by other doctors, such as cardiologists, to become active, and the first thing I advise them to do is get out and walk,” says podiatrist Dan Michaels, DPM.