Walking: Simple and Important

“Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time.”
— Steven Wright

Chances are you have heard about the beneficial aspects of walking. In fact, we would wager that everyone has as doctors and other members of the health community have been touting its benefits for years now.

While everyone enjoys taking a well-earned rest each day, the evidence is indisputable: human beings have become far too sedentary for their own good. This problem has been heightened in recent years, thanks to the prevalence of computers and other forms of entertainment that do not require anything more than the most basic movement. No matter what your job or the current state of your life, it is imperative that you get up and move around at numerous points in the day. The general consensus is that human beings require 30 minutes of reasonably vigorous exercise a day to help maintain their health.

Many of us lead busy lives which leaves very little time for things outside of work, family, and regular responsibilities. That can cause exercise to be pushed off to the side or even completely over the side. Also, some people cannot afford gym memberships and even when they do have them, do not use the membership enough to justify the cost.

The nice thing about walking is that all it requires is a pair of good quality shoes. If you live in a nice area, walking can be a particular pleasure as it gets you out into the sunshine and provides a way for you to spend time with neighbors and friends. It is generally only an issue when cold weather and snow can make walking inconvenient or impossible. In those instances, you would require an indoor walking track or a treadmill. However, some creative people have found alternate solutions, such as walking up and down their apartment building’s staircase.