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Americans walking more, but we need to pick up the pace

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More Americans are walking regularly to get in shape, but the CDC says we need to pick up the pace.

Sixty-two percent of adults say they walked at least 10 minutes or more a week in 2010.  That's a 6% increase from 2005.

Still, just 48% of U.S. adults gets enough exercise to improve their health.  The CDC recommends at least 2.5 hours of moderate to intense aerobic physical activity each week.