VITALITY: Take a walk on mild side
You don't need to be a hard-core runner or spend hours each day at the gym to improve your health and lose weight.
Simply walking on a regular basis can have a huge impact as well.
That's what residents of Albert Lea, Minn. found out when the community launched its Blue Zones Vitality Project in 2009. Part of their year-long wellness effort was to organize walking groups of up to 10 people who would commit to gathering once a week for a good stroll.