Donya Currie is the editor of The Free Lance-Star's Healthy Life section and Healthy Life Virginia newsletter.

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Fewer sick days

This just in: A new report says that a daily, brisk walk is a terrific –  maybe the best — way to keep from getting sick in the winter. The report and its authors suggest that briskly walking for 30 to 45 minutes a day boosts your immune system and lowers your risk of getting sick — and lessens the severity of any sickness you do catch. Check out a fuller story in Healthy Living this Sunday for more details.