Often, it is not your gait, it is where you take it and make use of it.
“Specifically, the study finds that people who walked for 90 minutes in a natural area, as opposed to participants who walked in a high-traffic urban setting, showed decreased activity in a region of the brain associated with a key factor in depression.”
In the next few decades it is projected that 70% of the world’s population will exist in urban settings. Urbanization and disconnection from nature have grown dramatically, as have mental disorders such as depression.
“In fact, city dwellers have a 20 percent higher risk of anxiety disorders and a 40 percent higher risk of mood disorders as compared to people in rural areas. People born and raised in cities are twice as likely to develop schizophrenia.”