Walking is the most sustainable way to travel. It's free, enjoyable and can help you lead an active and healthy lifestyle.
Walking will help protect you against:
- Cardio vascular disease (coronary heart disease and stroke), as well as 'risk factors' such as high blood pressure and cholesterol.
- Cancer (particularly bowel cancer, and breast cancer in post-menopausal women)
- Type 2 diabetes
It has also been shown to improve:
- Musculoskeletal health (for example osteoarthritis and lower back pain)
- Mental health, happiness and well-being
Check out Sustrans top tips for walking.