Let’s talk about walking. Most of us would say that walking is mainly for exercise, especially people detained by physical limitations who are told by their doctors to start putting one foot in front of the other. So, what about walking? I say it is the most natural form of exercise; and even before our little toddling legs were strong enough to hold us up and actually walk, movement was part of our life. We learned to crawl, scoot, stand, and then walk. Movement, walking, needs to be a part of our everyday life no matter what age we are.
Today in our fast-paced world, people don’t walk like they use to. Gone are the days where you could walk to work. Of course in our mobile society we don’t necessarily all live a block or two from our jobs so walking to work just isn’t practical anymore. Walking is an important activity that should be integrated into our daily schedules not matter how old you are or how much time you have available before/after work.
Some health enthusiasts and exercise gurus emphatically declare that walking is the best exercise for you and that you should walk, walk, walk. Those three words, in fact, are Leslie Sansone’s favorite in her walking videos. (By the way, we highly recommend them and we use them regularly).
Realistically speaking walking isn’t expensive. You can walk right where you live. You can walk at a Mall, on a nearby walking trail if that’s convenient for you, or even in your home. There really aren’t any excuses for not walking except that you don’t want to walk. I say it’s time to get up and start walking.
Walking keeps you limber, uses your muscles so they stay strong, keeps the blood flowing, and perks you up. The alternatives to not walking aren’t good, so let’s get excited about walking.
Tomorrow we’ll delve into more benefits of walking. I encourage you to get up off the couch, push away from your desk or PC, and start walking…today—right now. Don’t put it off. You’ll feel better when you start walking.