Saturday, May 20, 2017

New Walking Paths

"I have two doctors, my left leg and my right."
- G. M. Trevelyan

"Walking is a spiritual practice that yields so many dividends: replenishment of the soul, connection with the natural world, problem-solving, self-esteem, health and healing, and heightened attention. Movement seems to encourage dialogue and conviviality, leading to richer conversations with soul mates, friends, and even strangers. Artists report that walking activates the imagination and opens up the creative process. It is deeply restorative. Throughout time, walking has played an enormous role in the devotional life of people from all the world's religions: prayers and mantra practice while walking, pilgrimage to sacred sites, walking the labyrinth, walking meditation, and informal spiritual practices that make the most of strolling, sauntering, or cavorting."
- Walking and Spirituality

"Improves your circulation
Shores up your bones
Leads to a longer life
Lightens mood
Can lead to weight loss
Strengthens muscles
Improves strength
Supports your joints
Improves your breath
Slows mental decline
Lowers Alzheimer’s risk
Helps you do more, longer."
– Arthritis Foundation, Walking Program, 2016

In trying to recover from pneumonia, I have been walking slowly every day.  I am now walking twice each day for 30 minutes each time.  

I've been walking at nearby Fuller Park in Vancouver, WA.  The park has a paved walking path around the park, about .4 miles in length.  The views along the path are spectacular.  This, indeed, is the "Evergreen State."  The photographs were taken at Fuller Park.

Walking: Quotes, Poems, Sayings, Facts, Lore.  Complied by Mike Garofalo.

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