I know what you're thinking. Who has the time to do this everyday? We need to make the time. Studies show that walking an hour a day at a moderate to slow speed can boost metabolism, increase muscle strength, increases lymph circulating, decreases stress, boosts immune system, maintains healthy heart function, burns fat, and much much more benefits. (moderate to slow speed means you can carry on a normal conversation)
It's not necessary to sway those hips from side to side and power walk, just a nice easy jaunt everyday. I've recently tried this theory by walking just about everyday for the past 2 months. The days I walk I feel more energy!!! I wake up and walk before my kids get up and then get home in time to get them ready for school. I don't walk fast. I never was good at walking fast. After several weeks of walking , I noticed mental clarity and stress reduction. I am happier to start my day. After a month, I lost 2 pounds and feel really great. I've started taking my son with me on walks. It's an enjoyable time for both of us.