Just over 10% of the world’s adults now live with diabetes and the COVID pandemic saw many people sitting down for longer periods – but small daily changes can improve health.
While the figure of 10,000 steps a day has become a popular benchmark, new research finds we might not need to take quite so many strides to cut our chances of an early death.
Walking all parts of Melbourne before and after the pandemic hit was eye-opening. It brought home just how much change is possible if we wish for a better, more sustainable way of living.
Investing more in cycling and walking would boost both physical and economic health, with a typical return of $5 for every $1 spent on cycling infrastructure.
There are many benefits to walking - whether you do it in a group or on your own.