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Walking to everywhere

Walking. Nothing much to it. You need two feet, some sort of covering to protect your tootsies and appropriate clothing. 30 minutes of your time, and according to some doctors, health experts, opinion makers, you have completed your workout for the day. Enough said. Take off those tennies and relax.

But WAIT! What if you made walking a regular part of your life? What if walking became your mode of transportation for most of your day? What if walking were the key to living your healthiest life and walking just five miles a day was all it took?

People who live to be 100 seem to have several things in common, but the most often shared trait is walking at least 5 miles a day. Not as a means of exercise, “oh I have to work out,” but just as means of living, of getting around. (Check out the Blue Zones for more info and read the book!) Even if you have never considered living to be 100, wouldn’t it be nice if you lived healthy until you died? Walking could be just the key to doing exactly that!

Consider taking a walk to work or parking some distance and walking the rest of the way. Walking clears your head. Allows you to think and just makes the day better. I’ve been doing it for some time, but being here in England, I am walking everywhere. I’ll share more about my walking soon, but for now, here’s some lovely shots from the day I walked from Truro, Cornwall, to Threemilestone, Cornwall.

Sounds like a nice walk
Look down, Beauty in unexpected places
Great name for a part of the path
A side lane
It’s not easy being green, but it sure is beautiful!
A peek into the grass
over flowing stream made crossing this part of the road tricky
How green was your valley?
I’m walking, yes indeed I’m walking

Though walking is a treat in a beautiful setting, it can be just as much fun on the streets. Walk on my friends, walk on!!

Hey, and one more thing…

Never take for granted what you have right this moment!

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