Lynn Gray, M.S. RRCA Certified Run Coach
As our society becomes more focused on technological advances and a busier lifestyle we find ourselves increasingly isolated, stressed, and physiologically more sedentary. The notion of “taking a walking break” is soothing and if practiced, the motion becomes mentally relaxing. Consider “taking a walk” as a far healthier and physically rewarding choice when desiring to briefly detour the stresses of life. It is a fact that the more control we have over our mental and physical well-being, increased overall health will occur, making day to day living more productive and meaningful. Those of us approaching middle age will find many exciting options in the exercise realm and want to be part of the action which a healthy body can deliver. “Taking a walk” will give the muscular and mental medicine needed to be continually mobile and physically independent throughout our lives. Later on as you add a bit of intensity to the walk with a faster pace there will be increased aerobic benefits.