"The US Surgeon General last week issued another call to action to get his nation walking. Faced with the fact that 50% of the US adult population (a statistic replicated in other western countries) suffers from chronic disease or cancer, he has argued that any increase in activity is going to bring significant public health benefits." Particularly challenging is that "28% or men and 32% of women reported that they had not done any physical activity that lasted more than 10 minutes in the previous week of being asked."
But even if we do walk to improve our health, based on research cited in the article referenced below, it seems that we need to walk at sufficiently fast pace for walking to be beneficial. I'm not convinced about that and suggest we need more research in this area. I know walking was a major factor in helping me to recover from severe illness courtesy of my CLL impaired immune system. There's also growing evidence that walking can help us overcome or at least reduce fatigue that can often accompany CLL.
David Glance, (who works in the area of promoting activity using wearables and also owns shares in Fitbit) and is the Director of UWA Centre for Software Practice at University of Western Australia, has this to say about the benefits of walking:
Perhaps I should leave my camera at home occasionally and go for a brisk walk?
PS If you know where the inspiration for my title came from - Congratulations! For those still guessing; "I'm not responsible" might give you a clue in addition to perhaps being part of the answer as to why some people don't consider exercise important for their health.