Why? First, because the human animal is made for walking. Second, your heart needs it. In fact, it is begging for it.
How to fit it in? If you live within a mile of work, take a walk commute. If you have extra time and live a little further from work, still walk. Or, park a half-mile from work. Chances are you not only will get 20-minutes of walking in, but you could also save money on parking; you can run errands while walking back to the car. Or, the walk may turn into a happy adventure.
Not possible to commute by your feet? Take your walking shoes to work and take a strolling lunch or afternoon coffee break. Have a meeting with your boss that doesn’t involve Powerpoint? Suggest a walking meeting around the block or through a park. If you get home and still haven’t walked…reward yourself with a walk to dinner and a movie.
Ask yourself, can I walk there?
And, a reminder that as we walk less and less, it is showing in our girth.