Folks may think more about great Chinese food than great walking when they head for Monterey Park. But this is a great city stroll that will help you burn off the lo mein and moo shu.
People who are physically active for 150 minutes a week cut their risk of dying at any given age by one-third, compared with those who don’t exercise at all. In preventing disease, "only a few lifestyle choices have as large an effect on mortality as physical activity," government experts say.
“You can be careful,” said one running expert, “without being fearful, and you can take certain precautions.” It's advice we all could use.