Is walking necessary for good health?

If someone wants to walk again, then why not let them try? The most common goal that patients in rehabilitative recovery programs report is to be able to walk again. Many who are currently limited to beds and wheelchairs want to be given the opportunity to  learn to walk again. Here is a research abstract speaking to the dangers of prolonged sedentary behavior,  from
Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise: May 2009 – Volume 41 – Issue 5 – pp 998-1005,  Sitting Time and Mortality from All Causes, Cardiovascular Disease, and Cancer

 http://journals.lww.com/acsm-msse/pages/articleviewer.aspx?year=2009&issue=05000&article=00005&type=abstract

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