A California State University, Long Beach, case study proves "Walking more each day is related to a wide variety of mood and personality variables. The more people walk each day, the more energetic they feel and the better their mood. Although intuitively it would seem that walking more reduces energy, the opposite is true. More walking is associated with more energy. In addition to more energy and better mood, self-esteem and happiness increase when people walk more."
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the average length of a walking trip is 1.2 miles. Walking has been shown to reduce feelings of depression, stress and anxiety. You can arrive at work feeling energized and alert, without an artificial boost from caffeine. Daily walking can help improve cardiovascular function and help prevent osteoporosis and diabetes.
Choosing to walk to campus instead of drive can improve your physical health, reduce our university greenhouse gas emissions, and save you money and stress. Just think, no more sitting in traffic or searching for parking spot!