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The Secret to Losing Weight, According to My New High-Tech Fitness Monitor, Is (Wait For It...) Walking

Alexis Madrigal

It's been a few weeks since January 1, the day that Americans decide they need to lose a few pounds after the holiday season. I was ahead of the game and had decided I'd gotten fat by the first of December. So I've had a few more weeks than the rest of America to think about fitness. 

So, I love the data my fitness tracker provides, but if you want to skip the $150 purchase, I think I've gleaned the real lesson that matters: when you have the opportunity to walk as a means to an end, take it. 

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