During the beginning of the 20th century, an American engineer named John Elfreth had predicted certain aspects about how people would lead their life. He had clearly predicted the use of mobile phones as well as about the 'tall gene' which would give most people a good height. Though, he was pretty close to reality right in these predictions, a certain prediction was woefully off the mark. According to him, everybody would take to walking and the young and the old would walk close to 10 miles (16 kilometers) each day. Research shows that walking has great benefits on health. Yet, many do not walk on a daily basis. What is worse is that children of today do not indulge in the required amount of physical activity. Gone are the days when children would walk to school. It was doubly beneficial as children relaxed as well as indulged in physical exercise as they walked to their school. Little wonder, that most children today are battling the bulge as compared to the lean and healthy ones in the bygone era. Source: Medindia << Dry-cleaning Chemical In Drinking Water Raises Mental Illne... Video Games, Depression Linked? >> Recommended Reading Early Sign of Parkinson's Disease - One Arm Swings Less While Walking You can spot signs of Parkinson's onset when you see an affected person swing one arm less than the other while walking. READ MORE What Predicts Walking Difficulty in Elderly? Disability with age affected by chronic condition or cognitive impairment, low physical activity, slower gross motor coordination, having poor lower-extremity function and being hospitalized. READ MORE Kids' Chores Occupy a Third of Walking Lives of Busy Moms A new study has said that hardworking mothers devote almost a third of their walking lives running around their children carrying out chores for them. READ MORE Speedy Walking Linked to Longevity Elderly people over the age of 70 years can live longer if they go for walks at speeds of more than 5 kms per hour, according to a new study READ MORE Body Types and Befitting Workouts Workout and diet which is well suited for a pear shaped body. READ MORE Walking As An Exercise People walk for many reasons ranging from pleasure to mental relaxation, finding solitude or for exercise. READ MORE Walking for Fitness and Weight Loss A few extra steps a day are enough to keep you fit. READ MORE Who Else Wants to Know How Walking Helps Heart and Brain? Walking early morning would improve your health as it helps heart and brain to function properly. Find more about its benefits for your body. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Blood - Sugar Chart A-Z Drug Brands in India Find a Doctor More News on: Body Types and Befitting WorkoutsWalking for Fitness and Weight LossWalking As An ExerciseWho Else Wants to Know How Walking Helps Heart and Brain?