Most of us don’t get the recommended daily amount of physical activity. Plain and simple, walking is one of the easiest (least expensive) ways to be physically active.
It can be done almost anywhere
It takes minimal financial investment
It helps to strengthen muscles and bones
It reduces your risk of chronic diseases like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer
It helps in weight control
It relieves depression and stress
People who have physical activity partners are more likely to stick with regular exercise.
Walking group members can keep you accountable and offer you social support on the days you just don’t feel up to walking.
Plus, for some, walking with others is simply more fun.
Walking is a good way for people of all ages to be physically active. People are more likely to feel safe when they see people walking and biking in their neighbourhoods. The more eyes and ears out on the streets can result in a safer neighbourhood.