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04/04/2012 09:41 am ET Updated May 23, 2012

5 Steps For Better Foot Health

Dr. Andrew Weil, M.D., guru of integrative medicine, was in New York City at the Bryant Park Hotel last week with Australian podiatrist, Phillip Vasyli to introduce their program "Walkabout: A 28 Day Quest For Good Health" using their Orthaheel foot care products. Huff/Post50 asked Dr. Weil for the best tips on curing the common foot ailments that accompany aging. Dr. Weil's suggestion? Movement!

Your feet can carry you far, approximately 5,117 steps each day, as one study shows. Kickstarting a life of better health doesn't require you to be a marathon runner, according to Dr. Weil.

"In terms of physical activity, I think the goal is simply to be more active, to move your body every day," said Weil. "Moderate physical activity is more effective than intense physical activity. Walking is one of best ways to maintain your emotional wellness."

Looking to put the spring back into your step? Check out our slideshow featuring Dr. Weil's five tips for better foot health.

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