Today is the eighth annual National Walk to Work Day. If you’re reading this, you may already be at your desk. And, like 91 percent of the population, you probably arrived there by car (86 percent) or public transportation (5 percent). But it's not too late! There's still time to pound the pavement on your way back home -- or, if that isn't possible, take a walk during your lunch break. (If you happen to be in New York, the new "pedestrian corridor" in midtown might be a good place to start.)
Why should you bother? The latest research shows that walking, specifically, is associated with everything from diabetes prevention to lowering cholesterol to improving mood.