Half way through National Walking Month, Kate Humble tells us why walking is so good for our happiness.
There are many scientific studies that back up what Clay has discovered. Walking is good for our mental wellbeing, but it also helps us feel more connected with our communities, is a more conducive way to meet people, or just have a chat. With loneliness being such a factor of modern life, walking is a great way to counteract that and there are now many groups that get people together to go walking. Some GPs are even prescribing it for its physical as well as mental health benefits. Living Streets is working hard to make our towns and cities more conducive for all of us to walk more, whatever age we are. They would like to see children being able to walk safely to school, to ban pavement parking and create more car-free areas and I am delighted to support them, because the simple act of getting out on foot is not only good for us – and the environment - it is truly enjoyable too.
I walk everywhere in the city. Any city. You see everything you need to see for a lifetime. Every emotion. Every condition. Every fashion. Every glory.