Walking is an easy way to improve personal health and build stronger cities. Just 30 minutes a day spent walking can reduce the risk of chronic diseases like diabetes, cancer, and heart disease by lowering body fat, bad cholesterol, and blood pressure. And regular walking can increase energy, helping to reduce stress, anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Plus, walking connects us to our neighborhoods, creates equitable communities, and promotes economic development. For those who are physically able: Incorporate more walking into your commute or explore a corner of your city as a pedestrian. Go ahead, get out there on foot for at least a half hour a day—you'll be glad you did.
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