Here's one of the easiest daily preparedness tips you will find--go take a walk.
Who--anyone with two working feet (although I know a guy who lost both legs in a skydiving accident and he actually runs faster than I do). So basically if it is at all possible for you to walk, go out and do it.
What--walking for exercise, walking as an alternate form of transportation, walking as a way to get prepared in the event you need to evacuate on foot.
When--anytime but preferably as part of your morning routine so you don't run out of time later in the day.
Why--because if you are among the 70%+ of the Americans who are overweight, this is the most basic exercise you can do, because it is an excellent form of exercise for core strength, and because it's a good cardio exercise as well.
Where--anywhere...you can walk at the mall early in the morning, you can walk around your neighborhood, you can walk on a treadmill placed in front of your TV, you can walk just about everywhere.
How--walking is the simplest physical activity there is. You don't need special equipment or clothing, just put on your shoes and get moving (actually shoes are optional as well, there are plenty of people around the world who walk miles everyday in their bare feet because they don't have shoes). If you are really fit, give yourself some tough goals to reach such as walking a marathon; if you are really not fit, walk to the end of the driveway or the end of the block at first and call it good but keep increasing your distance.
- Volksmarching (http://www.ava.org/). This is a wonderful group of people that can share with you all kinds of unknown trails and little used roads around your neighborhood and around your city.
- The Walking Site (http://www.thewalkingsite.com/). Good info for the beginner.
- Mayo Clinic Walking Info (http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/walking/HQ01612). Ditto.
- AARP (http://www.aarp.org/health/fitness/walking/). More walking info.
Good advice. I have the good fortune in that my job requires a lot of walking. Walking does make a difference!ReplyDelete
It was happening to me.ReplyDelete
I learn to walk again, all over.
I discove I had 2 feet.
Now I walk 2 1/2 miles in the morning and 2 1/2 miles in the evening. I now take less medication for my blood pressure and I'm out of taking diabetes med's for at least 1 whole year.
Your advise is excellent . start slow and increase it little by little. you will not regret it.
a journey of a thousend miles , begins with a single step.
By the way. .. I'm not much of a coffee drinker but, when I do I buy it at small bakery, giving me 2 pieces of bread and a cup of coffee for les than the price of a cup from the major store.ReplyDelete
Good comments. Walking really does help with all kinds of problems. Just by walking, my brother was able to cut his diabetes medicine by two thirds and his sugar levels went from mid 200's (bad) to 100 (good).ReplyDelete