“For the past 75 years, and in order to sell land, cars and a new concept of consumer-driven lifestyle, America’s city planners favored the sprawl: Suburbia, individualized traffic, brand- new freeways and loose zoning laws won out over Main Street, USA — where people once lived, worked and shopped in relative proximity to their homes …

The excellent documentary “The Walking Revolution,” which grew out of the Kaiser Permanente Every Body WALK! campaign,1 shows that the alternative to inactivity can be a simple, fun and free activity. It is called walking.



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