Like other forms of regular moderate exercise, walking improves cardiac risk factors such as cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes, and mental stress. And if cardiac protection and a lower death rate are not enough to get you moving, consider that walking also helps protect against dementia, peripheral artery disease, obesity, depression, and colon cancer.
Walk to the shops, walk up the stairs, walk to a friend’s house, walk to the pub. And do not forget to walk the dog (if you do not have one then get one or borrow one – you will be doing your friends a favour). You will see more of life and feel lots better. Put your best foot forward!