BREAKING NEWS! Cambridge University confirms what Jo Ann Taylor of The Walking Connection has been saying for the last 25 Years. Walking is “Cool” again! Whoo Hoo.

NBC Nightly News video finds: New Study Finds Lack of Exercise Is Deadlier Than Obesity

According to the Nightly News, Walking for 20 minutes every day can reduce a person’s risk of death by up to 30 percent, according to a new University of Cambridge study. Published January 15th 2015, 7:16 pm

Watch the full video here.

Jenny Hope, Medical Correspondent for the Daily Mail writes:

Walk 20 minutes to live longer: Huge study reveals benefit of daily exercise (and how a lack of it kills twice as many people as obesity)
  • A lack of exercise kills twice as many people as obesity, researchers warn

  • The Cambridge University study found even modest activity prolongs life

  • Twenty minutes of daily walking cuts premature risk of death by a third

A lack of exercise could cause twice as many deaths as obesity, British researchers have warned.

Read more from the original post on the DailyMail.com

Healthy Lifestyle & Daily Walking

We want to be your connection to walking, hiking, adventure travel, active living and healthy lifestyles!

If you are visiting our web site because you love to walk, hike and take in all the wonderful destinations the world has to offer, then you are in the right place. In 1989, we were intrepid baby boomers who decided to exchange the frenetic pace of the “corporate life” for the relative peace of greener pastures around the world, literally. We co-founded The Walking Connection and for the last 23 years we have made it our business to share our views and practices on healthy active living through this website and to create and lead other adventurous travelers on incredible journeys to more than 33 countries around the world.

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iWalk Blog Posts By Jo Ann Taylor

Your Inspiration To Get Out and Make Walking and Hiking A Part Of Your Life Is HERE!

Walking Connection Co-founder Jo Ann Taylor and invited guests regularly post articles here
that are informational and entertaining. Best of all, they are all written with you in mind. Please look through
the list of articles and the various topics, we’re sure you’ll find something that speaks to you. If not, go below and write some that speaks to us. Tell us your story and let us share it with our community.

We’re Glad You’re Here – Now Click On, Get Up and Out and Come Walk With Us!

Walking and Hiking Trips and Travel (Our Adventures)

The Walking Connection offers journeys to exciting destinations in a style that had been defined by its creators, Gene and Jo Ann Taylor. We balance adventure with comfort in exceptional vacations. Our expeditions are about freedom – yours! Expertly designed itineraries and flawless execution of the details ensures you will have time to explore, learn and immerse yourself into all a destination has to offer.


Every Walking Connection Travel Experience is about you seeing the world at your own pace – backed by our careful planning and commitment to setting the highest standards of comfort, luxury and adventure. We select the most interesting destinations – often linking distances with small cruise ships, land rovers, helicopters, kayaks, trains and sometimes even elephants or camels. A week traveling with the Walking Connection is sure to provide you with a lifetime of stories to tell your friends and family.

Featured Walking Links and Websites

(Enter At Your Own Risk)

Here are links to interesting, informative and entertaining articles and information about walking. But don’t take our word for it. Check them out yourself. Remember, it’s the “Internet” and there are so called “experts” everywhere. Though they have been initially reviewed by our staff, we can’t vouch for them. It doesn’t mean there not cools sites, but it does mean we don’t want to hear from you lawyer.

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