Walking The Walk: 8 Healthy Reasons To Let Your Footsteps Generate Energy

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Walking...we do it everyday. It's a good thing. It's been taunted as being the health staple that can boost everything from cutting down on breast-cancer risks to helping you sleep.

What if we could harness all this goodness to power the world?

When you have worn out your shoes, the strength of the shoe leather has passed into the fiber of your body. I measure your health by the number of shoes and hats and clothes you have worn out. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

First, let's recap the not too shabby health victories of walking:

According to CNN, if each American walked for a half hour a day (the recommended minimum for good health) instead of driving, we would save the planet 64 million tons of carbon dioxide, 6.5 million gallons of gas, and incidentally lose 13 pounds a year.

WATCH VIDEO: Dr. Oz talk about how to make walking work for you and your body.

8 Reasons to Keep on Walking