I love to hear how simple changes in our behaviors have a real long-term impact on our health. I love simple. Walking "briskly" is correlated with greater health than slow walking (vs. we don't need to be a runner to get benefits of health). Plus I also included how nature impacts our mental health - so walking at a good brisk pace (based on your own physical limitations and health) in nature is a double dose of mental and physical health.
Check out this article from Neuroscience news: https://neurosciencenews.com/brisk-walking-aging-20421/
Clips from the article: Researchers from the University of Leicester at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Leicester Biomedical Research Centre studied genetic data from 405,981 middle-aged UK Biobank participants and found that a faster walking pace, independent of the amount of physical activity, was associated with longer telomere. Researchers from the University of Leicester have previously shown using UK Biobank that as little as 10 minutes of brisk walking a day is associated with longer life expectancy and that brisk walkers have up to 20 years’ greater life expectancy compared to slow walkers.
Nature - exposure to green space can contribute to a sense of life satisfaction study: https://neurosciencenews.com/nature-mental-health-20425/