I’ve always enjoyed walking. Long before I began taking my fitness and health seriously, I walked regularly. Going for a leisure walk should not be underestimated, nor should it be considered boring. It provides many health benefits and is great for those who cannot, or do not like to run.
I won’t get into all of the benefits of walking (great for heart health, blood pressure, stress relief, and more); I just wanted to share my love for this simple act. Whether you take a stroll on a warm sunny day, or a cool fall evening, or even in the rain, it may just give you a new perspective on things.
I am pretty good at overwhelming myself with thoughts that ultimately do me no good. Thoughts related to work, money, relationships, and god knows what else. However, these thoughts seem to dissipate as my walk goes on, and by the end it all seems so miniscule.
Take a second to look up at the sky, at the clouds, and the swaying tree tops. Look at the grass, the flowers, and all the little creatures along the way. Breathe in the air and appreciate the beauty this earth has to offer. After doing so, you may just realize that the world is so much bigger than your concerns.
Even if you don’t feel up to the trek, go anyways. I can almost guarantee your max 5 minutes will turn into 10, and then maybe 20. Take your music with you, or invite a friend if you like company. I’m lucky enough to have my best friend (Laska, my dog) come with me every time.
Take a walk.
I’m keeping it short and simple today. Thank-you for reading!