What’s in it for me? Find out why walking is good for you.

What defines us as humans? Our opposable thumbs? Our large brains? Our language skills? 

Those may all play a part, but there’s one more factor that’s often overlooked: our ability to walk.

The way humans walk – upright, on two legs – is unique to us as a species. It’s a big part of who we are. These days, however, we seem to be walking less and less. Instead, we use cars to shuttle ourselves around, from the bed to the office to the sofa.

These blinks will explain why walking less is a serious mistake – one that can have negative effects on both our physical and mental health. The blinks also highlight some of the many ways you can benefit from standing up, leaving the house, and taking a stroll.

In these blinks, you’ll learn

  • what distinguishes humans from sea squirts;
  • what makes a city walkable; and
  • why walking can help you be creative.