With gyms closed and most of us spending our days inside, staying active amid the coronavirus pandemic can be a challenge. But there's at least one form of exercise we can be doing, and it just happens to be one of the most effective there is. Walking is one of the easiest ways to get yourself moving, and while the act is simple, the health benefits of walking are anything but. Walking has been shown to improve everything from heart and lung health to brain power and memory.
And walking is a safe activity during this time of social distancing, provided you keep a safe distance from anyone else outside, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reminds. In fact, walking is still encouraged! You can do it alone, with members of your household, or even with friends who are willing to stay six-feet apart. No matter how you decide to walk, you'll be reaping the benefits laid out in these studies we've rounded up. Read on, and make time today for a stroll.