Our New Year’s resolutions have been alive now for about five days. Or at least some of them have. A most popular promise to oneself and the one that likely expires earliest in the game is the resolve to get fit, or stay fit, and thus pursue a healthier lifestyle.
And among the paths to fitness is an all-around favorite that is inexpensive, conveniently available, usually close at hand, and able to be performed in almost any kind of clothing. That’s plain old walking. You won’t normally collapse under the effort, acquire shin splints, or sweat profusely. But you will get a useful workout that helps the heart, lungs, leg muscles, balance, coordination, and circulation. It also allows for focusing the mind, and breathing higher-quality outside air.