Take a Walk Posted in: Opinions You do this every day, but probably don’t pay much attention to it: you walk. Did you know the word “walk” is descended from the Old English word “wealcan,” which means “to roll.” There’s a lot rolled up in walking! Besides the obvious physical effects, walking is also good for the mind.PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!