If you're anything like the people who work at Thrillist, you're way too busy eating cheeseburgers to get the gym. But now, it appears science has provided a new and probably way more legit reason not to hit up your local fitness center, and it's basically the definition of amazing (that was a fitness joke!).
New research from the London School of Economics and Political Science suggests that people who engage in “regular, brisk walking” for at least 30 minutes a day are more likely to weigh less, have a lower Body Mass Index (BMI), and have a smaller waist than people who play sports or exercise at the gym. In other words, you just read the best news ever.
Speaking in part on the political climate around exercise and diet in the UK, the study's author, Dr. Grace Lordan, said in a press release, "The results thus provide an argument for a campaign to promote walking… Focus on physical activity is less controversial as it would not be subject to political lobbying as is the case for 'fat' tax and other policies that aim to change consumption of junk foods in a person’s diet.”