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Balance Walking — Gentle Exercise Anyone Can Do

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"Balance walking" is very popular in Europe.

It’s easier on the joints and gets your heart rate up, but you don’t feel like you’re exercising that hard.

Alyne learns how to do it from a certified pedorthist who is a balanced walking instructor.

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