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Monday, September 05, 2005

Downhill hiking good for health?

Canton Observer -

Tracy from Port Huron e-mails asking whether hiking downhill has any real known health benefits.

Did you know that taking a downhill track can actually help you gain momentum on several important health fronts? Downhill hiking is especially effective at reducing blood sugar levels while also lowering glucose tolerance, which in turn helps lower bad cholesterol levels. On the other hand, uphill hiking is great for lowering body fat and dangerous triglycerides.

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