The world is walking faster

Taking a tortoise for a walkHumans are speeding up.

Scientists have discovered that pedestrians all over the world are walking faster than a decade ago.

An experiment conducted in 32 cities has revealed that average walking speeds have increased by about 10 per cent since 1994.

As people move faster they become less likely to help others, and also tend to have higher rates of coronary heart disease.

“…as people get more stressed and hurried they spend less time with their friends, they don’t have time to exercise, they eat poorly, and they drink and smoke more.” [story]

Perhaps we can be Slow and Steady by taking a pet tortoise for a walk.