In most of our lives, the healthy choice is not the easy choice. Our environment is set up to make it harder to walk in many cases than to drive. One of the things I love about the Blue Zones ™ Program is that it talks about changing the built environment, for example, to make it easier to walk than to drive. In my article about the Blue Zones ™ I talked about how my dad would describe walking to school uphill both ways and now I tell the same tale. It wasn’t actually uphill both ways, but I did walk to Cedar Road Elementary School, we had sidewalks, crossing guards, and plenty of other kids to walk with. Now, it’s much harder for kids to walk to school, for all sorts of reasons. It’s virtually impossible for most of us to walk to work and sometimes it’s not even easy to take a walking break at lunch. In spite of that, it’s good for you – Mind, Body and Spirit. A recent article talked about a study that showed that walking can help to inspire creativity at work and another article talked how walking meetings improve decision making. So, today, on odometer day, can you put fewer miles on your vehicle or at least put more on your pedometer?