Simple and elegant and aimed at actually helping people. Thanks for sharing Kate. My favorite part is that 20 minutes a day is fine, because beyond that point I lose heart and eventually give up. However, 20 minutes I can do.Since you mentioned the benefit of walking over at my blog the other day, I have taken up my "hamster run" again. I've been walking in circles from one end of the house to the other, covering more than half a mile in my 20 minute walk. The real benefit for me, no snow, no ice, no road vehicles AND I can walk in bare feet!
I'll have to try that ... they're predicting 30-below sometime next week ... I also bought a skipping rope for indoor cardio workouts ... whew, can't say as I enjoy that much ...
I was pretty inspired the first time I read this; my doctor however, when I told him I walked every day, said that he only accepts walking as exercise if the walker is over 100. fail!
I don't like your doctor, Lorna! Though I used to think I was in good enough shape because I walked fairly often, but when I got on the treadmill in the doctor's office I learned that I wasn't. I was told to walk "briskly" and four times a week, by the cardiologist I talked to. - K.
I think this exercise thing is a case of some is better than none. If I walk 1/2 mile briskly every day I am going to be much better off than if I spend that time on this computer. I am much better off deluding myself that this is ENOUGH, because that will lower my STRESS, which is an added benefit of accepting myself as a less than perfect specimen."Don't worry, be happy."These people did and it seems they enjoy better health for it: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/san-francisco-bay-guardian/san-jose-residents-longest-life-spans-u-150514662.html
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