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More Americans Walking For Exercise During Pandemic, Survey Finds

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- Some people have been putting on a few pounds during the pandemic, others are finding more time to exercise.

Now, a new survey by UnitedHealthcare shows more than two-thirds of Americans say walking has been their preferred way to get exercise since the start of the pandemic.

"This is really good news because, first of all, it's a great way to stay healthy. And second of all, it's a COVID-friendly activity. It's something you can do as a solo activity, but you can also do it with a friend and still maintain social distancing," Rebecca Madsen, chief consumer officer for UnitedHealthcare, said.

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