While there are conflicting facts and opinions, Dr. Levitson points out that walking is good, whether the outcome measurement is lower blood pressure, reducing diabetes, preventing cardiovascular disease, helping joint problems or improving mental health.
Walking is good exercise at almost any age, weight, or level of physical health. It doesn't require special equipment, a membership card, or even a lot of time. It can also educational, entertaining, and inspirational. So this weekend get out of the house and go for a walk. Explore your neighborhood or find a park. Go with a friend or go alone. Just go!