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“Walking is free, Walking is exercise, Walking connects us to humanity. Take a walk!” –Paul Ebeling
US inactivity and sedentary lifestyles cause obesity and other health problems. Car-based lifestyles based on commuting from suburbs to job sites have greatly increased inactivity.
Incorporating walking into personal lifestyles can lower blood pressure, reduce susceptibility to diabetes and lower the risk of developing some cancers and cognitive decline
Walkable communities and parks are making a comeback, often through the efforts of citizen activists. Many, including the elderly, have taken up mall walking; in some places children now walk to school via “walking school buses“
Experts in “The Walking Revolution” warn that inactivity is driving up the rates of obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes. The diseases that threaten the public’s health today are no longer infectious but primarily rooted in inactivity.
The medical risks from a sedentary lifestyle are significant, so get up get out and walk!
Have a healthy, prosperous week, Keep the Faith and take a walk!