Why You Should Walk
There are four main reasons why EVERYONE who is physically able should walk.
Peace of Mind;
Less wear and tear on your body than most other forms of exercise; and
You can walk with others (if you want).
HEALTH – As a form of aerobic exercise, walking will definitely improve your health. The best part about walking is that it can be done at any pace that is comfortable for you. You like fast, go fast. You like slow, go slow. It’s up to you. If you like to walk for long periods of time, you can do so. If you like to walk for short periods of time, you can do that too.
Walking has helped me lose 125 pounds since February 2009 and it has lowered my blood pressure more than 50 points since that time. I feel better than I’ve ever felt in my entire adult life. Walking can help you too.
Smart walkers do what works for them. Smart walkers do what makes them happy and what makes them feel good.
Like all exercise programs, you should consult your doctor before starting to make sure you are in good enough shape to participate.
PEACE OF MIND – Walking for long periods of time at a moderate pace does a better job of relaxing my mind than perhaps any other activity I’ve ever tried.
- I listen to audiobooks;
- I make phone calls;
- I send and receive emails;
- I listen to music;
- I listen to nature;
- I think;
- I get in touch with myself;
- I meditate.
All of these are relaxing in their own way.
LESS WEAR AND TEAR ON YOUR BODY – This is probably the MAIN REASON why I personally prefer walking over all other forms of exercise. Quite simply, walking doesn’t “beat me up” nearly as much as most other forms of exercise would. I’m on pace to walk more than 6000 miles this year. I walk at least a half marathon most every day. I don’t think I could run even half that much.
WALKING CAN BE A GROUP ACTIVITY (IF YOU WANT IT TO) – If you have friends, you can walk with them. If you have family, you can walk with them. If you live in a neighborhood with neighbors, you can walk with them. Or, you can walk by yourself. It’s totally up to you.
Also, through our sister Discussion Forum at OverWeightLikeMe.com we will build a community of thousands and thousands of walkers throughout the world. It will take some time to build up that community, but as it grows, it will bring about tremendous changes in our communities and in our world.
- We will have forums.
- We will have walking meditation classes.
- We will have communities.
- We will make the world a better place.
Check out our Discussion Forum at OverweightLikeMe.com now. You’ll be glad you did.
Until next time, may you find your path by walking it . . .
About The Author
Stanley F. Bronstein
Attorney, CPA and Author
President and Member Board of Directors
As his 50th birthday grew nearer, Stanley decided enough was enough. He was tired of living a life of obesity.
Since February 2009, Stanley has dropped from a weight of 320 pounds to the mid-190s. He has gone from a life of inactivity to walking a half-marathon daily and full marathons on many weekends.
His latest book in what he calls his “iWarriorWalk Pathfinder Series” is designed to help people ask (and answer) key questions about themselves. Stanley believes that the only way We The People of the United States are going to solve our problems (especially the growing problem of obesity) is by asking the right questions and by coming up with appropriate answers.
Through Foundation EON, he hopes to help you (and America) do just that.
For more information on Stanley, visit SuperChangeYourLife.com