Your Health: Sep. 6, 1999


CATCH YOUR BREATH You don't have to work up a sweat for a healthy heart. A major study on 72,500 middle-aged women finds that walking briskly for 30 minutes a day can cut the risk of heart attack up to 40%. That's about the same benefit as from jogging and other vigorous exercise for half that amount of time. A stroll through the mall won't do: you have to move at least 3 m.p.h.--or about a block a minute.

CHEERS! You may not need Dutch courage after all. Research on patients with "social phobia"--a disorder that leaves people...

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