Walking to and from work not only reduces your carbon footprint – it helps improve your physical and mental health. Benefits of walking include weight loss, improved cardiovascular health, lower blood pressure and a reduced risk of hypertension, osteoporosis and type II diabetes. Hitting the pavement also offers psychological benefits by boosting endorphins, which helps reduce stress and improve mood, as well as boost your confidence and sense of wellbeing.

And, of course, walking is easier on your wallet, saving you money on fuel, parking and car maintenance. All you need is a pair of comfortable walking shoes to put some pep in your step, and we’re confident that once you get in the habit, you’ll encourage others in the Memphis community to take the same steps.