It can fight chronic diseases such as heart disease, arthritis and diabetes. It is one of the safest forms of exercise, helps the limbs to do their job, and supports the joints with improved circulation that lowers inflammation.
A 2013 study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that brisk walking had a positive effect on resting heart rate, exercise capacity, blood pressure, peak oxygen consumption and quality of life.
Walking is the most natural way to improve mood and fight depression and anxiety. Any form of exercise, commonly known as 'runner's anti', releases natural 'feel good' hormones in the brain, including endorphins.