Walking 3 to 5 miles per day is a human physiological requirement. Our bodies have a need for natural movement, and walking is one of the best ways to fulfill this need. Your body only functions at optimal capacity if you’re walking each day. Your blood flow, nerve function, and the ability for your cells to get nutrients are all impacted by your movement, particularly walking.
We’re often asked, “Can’t I just run or ride a bike to get meet my daily movement requirement faster?”
And our answer is a resounding NO. There is no problem with running or biking, but it can’t replace walking. They have different physiological effects on your body. So feel free to run or hop on a bike only AFTER you’ve met your walking requirement for the day.
Another question we often address is, “What do I do if I don’t have the time or space to walk these long distances each day?”
And for that question, we have great news! The...