Amy Lynn Fletcher

Walking Leads to Longer Life, Better Outcomes

By January 11, 2023

Logging more steps per day as a systematic approach to health has an intuitive appeal, especially in light of the obesity epidemic in the United States. Though the fitness industry is worth an estimated $35 billion per year, approximately 41.9 percent of the population is classified as obese. Obesity contributes to stroke, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes, among other serious conditions, and consumes an estimated $173 billion in annual medical costs. Scientific research clearly shows that regular physical activity leads to better health. One recent cohort study, for example, found that approximately 110,000 deaths per year could be…