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Ready, Set, Go: The Five-Minute Miracle Walk

Last updated: Aug 17, 2011

Power Walking

When we think of taking a walk, we tend to imagine even short strolls as requiring a bit of a time investment. But power walker Carolyn Scott Kortge, author of The Spirited Walker, is a big fan of the five-minute miracle walk.

The goal here isn't aerobic exercise or stretching muscles. Rather, she says, taking a brisk walk outside for just five minutes can be a great way to release tension in the body or fear in the spirit -- those pesky conditions that often leave us reaching for something to eat or drink instead. All you have to do is put on your shoes and go.

-- Paula Spencer Scott