Studies show that vigorous exercise has the most positive effect on the list of health benefits. The same studies also show that moderate exercise shows measurable benefits. And, I know from personal experience that it's more sustainable when it's fun.
I amble to work accompanied by sounds that both excite and sympathize because, let's face it, sometimes you want the soundtrack of your day to seem profound and other times you just need to know it will get better.
Many people aren't even aware of how little they move in the course of a day. Our lives have become very simplified by technology. Consequently, it is absolutely essential that you become more aware of your daily activity.
Dismissing community design in fighting obesity is irresponsible. In 30 years, the number of overweight children in the U.S has tripled, and there's a direct correlation between the reduction in walking and biking and increased weight.