When we sit for long periods of time our bodies kind of go into shutdown, which can lead to a greater risk of heart disease, immobility, diabetes, and other health problems, especially the older we get.
Physical Activity Council’s 2017 report shows that out of 300 million Americans aged 6 years and older, 81 million are living a sedentary lifestyle.
That's why the U.S. Surgeon General launched a national call to action
to promote walking and walkable communities, calling on people to make walking a priority and to make the United States a more walkable nation.