I received a great article written in the New York Times by Andrew Reiner from a very good friend of mine on the benefits of walking especially in this stressful time. The article talked a lot about how many people (and men in particular…sorry about that) look at walking as not actual “exercise”. I thought about attaching the article but the quote I am putting in really addresses why you can walk and benefit from it:
- “ I embrace walking these days because it feels, well, fitting in these frantic times. As a blog post for the Anxiety and Depression Association of America puts it: “Psychologists studying how exercise relieves anxiety and depression suggest that a 10-minute walk may be just as good as a 45-minute workout”.
- If this terrifying, historic moment has done anything positive, it has forced us to slow down, to be more present, more aware.
- I walk now not just to get good exercise but to feel that connection to my breath, my feet and to the earth.
I did reattach the Walk Your Way To Health document that I put in your packets in case it is something you might want to share with others. I like it as a guide not only for walking but can be used as a tool to up your running at a doable pace. The recipe is one I tend to share every year, I make it regularly. It can be modified to use a white fish instead of salmon in case you do not like it.