Daily Walks…Not Just For Your Health

How’s everyone doing today?  Well I hope you’re well, but just in case you aren’t, I have something here which I hope will help.

The physical benefits of daily exercise are well-known and accepted.  I take a walk almost every day, regardless of weather. (Unless it’s really bad outside, I mean, a hurricane brewing is a great excuse to curl up with some hot cocoa and your favorite author’s latest book).

Walks are incredibly pleasant especially when the weather is as nice as it was today.  I find that beyond the physical benefits of walking, there are emotional and mental benefits as well.

As a writer, I know how difficult it can be, on top of dealing with real life, to find time, motivation, and inspiration, all at the same time.  Whenever I’m stuck, a 20 minute walk works wonders to help me focus.

There are some great green-ways here in WS where I live.  Pedestrians only.  Well, pedestrians, cyclists, skateboarders, no motor vehicles.  There is one quite near my street and it’s a short walk over.  It is quite refreshing to just walk and think.  To remember that there is more to life than struggle and worry.  Just breathe fresh air.  Take in the sun, the rain, the wind and remember the simple pleasure of being alive.

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