In a recent post we explored a community of do-gooders excited about an age-old tool that lowers health care costs, builds strong neighborhoods, and fights climate change: walking. With obesity, carbon emissions, and car culture more out of control than ever, taking steps to make walking more mainstream and more accessible may have big implications for the country and the planet.
Bob Sallis, a family practitioner at a Kaiser Permanente clinic in Fontana, California on walking, which has been proven to help treat or prevent diabetes, depression, breast and colon cancer, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, obesity, anxiety and osteoporosis.
Side effects may include weight loss, improved mood, improved sleep and bowel habits, stronger muscles and bones as well as looking and feeling better. From “Health, Happiness, and the New Walking Movement.”