Why walking to work may be better for you than a casual stroll

Walking with a purpose — especially walking to get to work — makes people walk faster and consider themselves to be healthier, a new study has found. The study, published online earlier this month in the Journal of Transport and Health, found that walking for different reasons yielded different levels of self-rated health. People who walked primarily to places like work and the grocery store from their homes, for example, reported better health than people who walked mostly for leisure.