…f course, even if you aren’t facing down an existential crisis, walking is just plain good for you. One study found that women who walk 4,400 steps per day have a 41% lower risk of premature death than those who get fewer than 2,700, and the pace doesn’t even matter. Fast, slow; steps are steps.
The fact that the pace doesn’t matter is really interesting! Sometimes I do a super slow walking meditation (simply walking at a snail’s pace, breathing mindfully and noticing the way my body feels) and it helps immensely to reset my mind.