Walking on street is Healthy or work of poor peoples??

@Tushavi (2077)
Karachi, Pakistan
April 9, 2013 6:20am CST
hi to all well, Here in Pakistan, If you are poor you can walk to streets & go to job by walking, but If you are rich you must have a car or bikes etc, But I heard about other countries are changed??? Suppose a UK, I seen in some movies that London Peoples walking in streets??? are they poor or think the walking is healthy??? have a nice day...
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@cupkitties (7432)
• United States
9 Apr 13
In some cases its a personal choice. Cars cost money and sanity. If your place of work is just up the street, then it makes sense just to walk, rather than waste gas. Depends on where you live too. A lot of people in my city go to Atlanta to work. That's a bit too far of a walk for them.
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• United States
9 Apr 13
Oh and even some poor people can have a car here.
@jenny1015 (13367)
• Philippines
9 Apr 13
I think lots of people have now realized the benefit of walking. Besides, sometimes, it would be really easier to walk that to drive a car coz of too much traffic.
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@ajithlal (14680)
• India
9 Apr 13
I think there are lots of health benefits in walking and one can also save fuel by doing walking.
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
9 Apr 13
I think London people walk to street to catch bus or metro train. The are not poor. They walk to warm their body in cool weather.
@williamjisir (22821)
• China
1 May 13
Now more and more teachers in our school have their own cars and they drive to school. Even so, some of the teachers who have cars are now changing their idea of using the bike as their walking tool. It is mainly because that they lack enough exercises. I gave my 28-inch bike to our gate-keeper three years ago when I bought my e-bike. It is really nice and convenient to go everywhere on my e-bike. But sometimes I miss my bike, too. Maybe I will get a free bike this September when China Mobile comes to our college for its service from their company. We need to charge 300 hundred RMB for our sim card, new or old, for phone points. Then we will get a free orange bike. I am looking forward to it. By the way, it has nothing to do with your wealth whether you go to work by car, by bike, by e-bike. It is due to your own sense of health as to what kind of transportation you take.
@kokomo (1867)
• Philippines
1 May 13
Here in the Philippines, walking in the streets doesn't mean that you are poor. Walking is good for the heart and most rich people do this as one of their exercise. Walking can done by either rich or poor and it is their choice. Poor people can commute and ride in a public transportation same with the rich one.
@MsTickle (25192)
• Australia
15 Apr 13
Walking is healthy. I some times park my car a long way from where I need to go and walk the rest of the way and then back again. Why have you not returned to your discussion to answer those who answered your post. It is very rude to ignore those who responded. If you are on my friend list I am about to remove you.
• United States
12 Apr 13
Here in America, we are fat. It's not a secret. Walking is a good way to lose weight and circulate blood, keep joints and bones moving and flexible. We spend a lot of time sitting in cars and sitting on computers and eating unhealthy foods from packages.
• United States
10 Apr 13
Many people like to walk for their health. I often walk, though I have a car, just because it is healthy and something my son enjoys doing.
@katsmeow1213 (28872)
• United States
10 Apr 13
We don't have stigmas like that here. People who walk may be doing it for fun, because they want to, because it's healthy, or because they have to.
@Hatley (163988)
• Garden Grove, California
10 Apr 13
hi tushavi here in the US where I live the cost of gas is so expensive a lot of people who are close to their jobs will walk instead of drive. Also many of us are overweight so we walk for exercise and to improve our health too.it has nothing to do with being poor or rich.Anyone can walk and it will improve our health considerably too.
• India
10 Apr 13
now a days people have realised the need for proper exercise due to increased awareness. and also due to several medical problems such as obesity, diabetics, blood pressure doctors also suggest people to walk atleast half an hour daily. so because of these reasons people have now started walking more frequently than ever before. you can see people walking to nearest store, friends house etc. so i think now people have accepted that walking brings lot of good. so whenever you see someone walking along the streets it doesnt necessarily mean that he is poor
@goldeneagle (6773)
• United States
10 Apr 13
I live in a rural area, and often have to travel several miles to go shopping ans do other things. Most people here have at least one car or truck to use. However, I have heard that in big cities such as New York, there are people who don't own a car or truck at all. They either walk or take a taxi or a bus to get where they need to go. This could be very economical if you live in an area where these options are available, because owning a vehicle can be expensive when you consider the costs of purchasing one, keeping it maintained, and payind for gas and insurance for it, so I see why some people choose not to own cars if they have other options available to them. Walking can also be good for your health...
@rubyroy (824)
• India
10 Apr 13
The people who walk are more healthy,so walk for health, and to enjoy its benefit.Whether you are rich or poor walking is good for you health.
@MALASETH (47)
• India
10 Apr 13
One can always take public transport. If the work place is close by, one may walk. Otherwise, irrespective of wealthy or poor, one generally takes public transport which is economical.
@alottodo (3061)
• Australia
10 Apr 13
I don't work any more but when I was working I used to drive or take the train is not a question of being rich or not it was just what was best for an individual at the time! people with money walk and people with not money walk too! we all walk the streets! poor and rich alike.
@Pegasus72 (1898)
10 Apr 13
I think walking is good if you are poor or just doing it for exercise. We live in the country so we walk for exercise, and drive to where we an shop.
@missjahn (4574)
• Philippines
10 Apr 13
thanks for the information for me - walking if free for all. whether you are rich or poor, child or senile - you can walk if you want. walking like what you have said is a healthy procedure for the body. so everyone is required to have a walk in a distance places not only to be healthy but also to save energy as well. but you know what, here in the philippines, whether we like it or not, there are persons who used to walk long distances or kilometers just to reach any places or towns. this is because they do not have their own transportation vehicle to carry them to a certain place they want to go. so i guess, this kind of situation is pertaining to the status stability of the person like if he is poor or whatsoever. but for me walking is for healthy exercises. we do not have a rides on our own but there are lots of utility vehicles on the streets for us to get to the place where we want to go. walking is not a tradition but a custom because of having no choice. so thanks for bringing this conversation
@eagletrek2 (5502)
• Kingston, New York
9 Apr 13
Hi were I live in USA, walking a biking are a big thing today and some bikes cost more then some cars. it for the health benfet, I have truck but I enjoy walking.it keep me in shape so I can pig out at the you eat restruants we have over here. today all most everyone in the world is on some helath thing today.have good day.
• United States
9 Apr 13
Today the weather has finally warmed up and spring is all about. I had an errand to do about two miles away from home. I chose to drive my car part of the way, park at a local market, and walk the other half of the distance. The walk was fabulous!. When you walk you get exercise but you also see things better. It felt good to be up close with all the pretty trees blooming. The sun on my skin was marvelous. Walking also gives us a chance to connect with people that we might not otherwise meet and talk to. You stop into shops and chat and laugh with shop owners or other shoppers. Even if I was rich I would walk on a beautiful day like today.
@jaiho2009 (39182)
• Philippines
9 Apr 13
That depends on the distance. If the place is not that far then I prefer walking than riding. It is good for our health and also save me some money too.