Should you walk for exercise even if blocked arteries in your legs make it painful?

You bet, counterintuitive as it may seem – although always check with your doctor first.

With supervised training on a treadmill, people with blocked arteries in the leg – also known as peripheral artery disease, or PAD – can significantly improve the distance they are able to walk, with and without pain, according to a study published in January in the Journal of the American Medical Association.