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What I love about walking

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Walking is my favorite type of exercise! Why? Let's see...

1. it's easy, so it doesn't even feel like exercising
2. I don't have to "make" myself do it because I enjoy it
3. I can walk by myself, with my family, friends, whoever is available
4. it's a part of my daily life (walking to the store, walking to my mum's, walking to work...)
5. when I walk outside (esp by the river) I can enjoy fresh air, nature or simply a change of scenery
6. when I walk inside (e.g. with Walk Away the Pounds videos) I watch TV and the time passes quickly
7. it doesn't cost anything - you can put whatever clothes you have and go wherever you want
8. it's very relaxing, releases stress and it doesn't hurt in any form
9. it's practical - you can combine it with e.g. catching up with your friend, clothes shopping, grocery shopping, going to and from work, walking the dog, going on a stroll with your baby, paying the bills, meeting a colleague, going to the hair-stylist, etc. I can do all that on foot instead of by car
10. the time goes by quickly, so unlike any other exercise, I can walk for a long time
11. it's healthy and energizing, lifts my overall mood, builds condition and fitness

These are the reasons why I like walking.

This weekend I managed to leave the apartment and go for a long walk with my friend. I talked her out of sitting down in a cafe, eating cakes, drinking coffee, and I refused ice-cream on the way. It felt great!I spent the whole last summer and autumn walking by the river and enjoying fresh air, so it felt great to be able to do it again. I can't wait to go for a walk outside on a daily basis! emoticon
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BLVINBUTTERFLYS 5/17/2012 1:42PM

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SARAHL817 4/24/2012 10:20PM

    Definitely agree with everything you're saying here. Walking is awesome!
One of my friends and I used to go out for dinner every few weeks and then walk around for about an hour afterwards - I liked the walking part more than the dinner :)
Keep up the walking - it really is great exercise!

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JUNIAATROME 4/24/2012 4:22PM

    Very proud of you! I should take you with me to talk me out of sitting in a cafe LOL emoticon

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THEEASYKILL30 4/24/2012 1:37PM

    I agree with every point you made.

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DOWNPORT 4/24/2012 12:23PM

    Great blog! Reminded me of all the things I can do whilst walking. Walking/hiking are my favourite forms of exercise! Exercise and relaxation - what more can you ask!
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BLUE42DOWN 4/24/2012 12:17PM

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I'm with you on every single one of those points! I credit the amount of walking I do with keeping me relatively fit even at my highest weight and with me seeming to burn more calories than expected (eating at high end of range and losing more than planned).

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 4/24/2012 11:59AM

    Awesome, walking is a great activity!!

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MUMSKI 4/24/2012 10:16AM

    My favorite form of exercising too. Great blog!

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CANDOK1260 4/24/2012 9:15AM

    i have recently found the joy of walking happy you have too

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LRSILVER 4/24/2012 9:01AM

    Great. blog. I love walking too!

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DGFOWLER 4/24/2012 6:02AM

    WooHoo.. and I've already done my walk this morning. Love it.. as you can literally roll out of bed and walk... Donna

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