Think about all the reasons you got in the car in the past week. You might be surprised about how many trips you made were actually within an easy walking distance, especially if you live in an urban area.
Although walking may take longer, don’t forget to consider the benefits for your health. You may be better able to find time in your schedule for extra walks when you consider that it could add time to your lifespan. According to the Mayo Clinic, walking helps you stay fit and can lower your blood pressure, maintain good cholesterol levels and generally put you in a better mood.
When it comes to energy use, walking is extremely efficient. It’s believed that saving energy is the reason why our primate ancestors when from all fours to bipedalism. And walking is significantly more energy-efficient than driving.