👉Everyone tells you to exercise, right? They say to go for a 30-minute walk every day.
👉It’s a great recommendation, BUT get this…
👉Walking for different reasons yields different health results!!
👉A recent study looked at surveys of more than 125,000 US adults. Based on more than 500,000 “walks,” the study found that walking for a particular purpose—like to work or to the grocery store—was more beneficial than just walking to walk.
Pretty cool, right?
👉Walking with a purpose for just 10 minutes a day (like walking 10 minutes to a bus stop) increased a person’s odds of better health by 6% compared to walking for recreation.
So, let’s all think about places we can walk with purpose…
🚶♂️to the library
🚶♂️to the store
🚶♂️to the post office
🚶♂️to a friend’s house
👉Drop in the comments—where do you like to walk?
Pae G, Akar Gl. Effects of walking on self-assessed health status: Links between walking, trip purposes and health. J Transport and Health. 2020.