Everyone knows that walking is good for you. It’s good for your heart. It’s good for your bones. It is the best natural source of vitamin D. It’s easy to stick to, low impact, and it has a low risk of injury. It’s free and requires virtually no specialized equipment. It’s good for your mood, can help you lose weight, and it even has a therapeutic effect on lots of chronic illnesses including Parkinson’s Disease. You can even use the time to do other things like listen to music, catch up with a friend, brainstorm or work out a problem, or even write a blog post with voice recognition.
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So walking has a lot of benefits that we all know about but what you might not know is that walking can transport you! I don’t mean that figuratively although it can do that too. You can actually start in one location and end up in another. It’s like magic! I know what you’re thinking, I thought only cars, or skateboards, or Segways could do that. How is it possible? Well, it works sort of like these all-terrain robots…
You can actually start out at your house and end up at a friend’s, at the store, or just around the block. You might even notice things in your neighborhood you never noticed before. Wondering how you will get back once you have reached your destination? Walking can take care of that too!
Amazing right? So next time you’re out walking for your health or your mood or because you’re bored take a moment to acknowledge were walking really takes you!