WALK IT---TALK IT---LIVE IT!
YES......I'VE "WALKED THE WALK" AND STILL DO----EVERY SINGLE DAY!
When I was in my late sixties, I decided to switch from decades of running-- to walking---- but at a faster pace. I'm convinced that fast walking-- on a regular basis-- is the best exercise for over-all good health.
Sure, I miss running and always will but, after a series of troubling incidents, I quickly realized that running outside---the way I love it----was unpredictable and-- possibly-- unsafe.
So....I switched to fast walking which allows me to keep the same schedule and still be outside. Frankly, running with a concealed weapon isn't easy and robs me of "carefree" freedom. So----with safety as the focus of my daily lifestyle..I've had no choice but change the way I now exercise.
By now you most-likely know I don't take medicine, haven't had a cold in years, and have never had the flu (no flu shots-ever). And, I stopped having migraine headaches a long time ago--after I developed my daily running schedule.
Believe me, It's not a "stroke of luck" or merely "a coincidence" that my daily runs and current walks have helped me remain healthy, year after year.
I'm not bragging...only sharing what works for me. Remember, I grew-up sickly, had horrible migraines, stomach viruses, nervous problems but...it was only after I began running--at the age of 27 years--- that I was able to throw-away the tranquilizers, pain meds, allergy injections, prescription drugs....and start living!
READ THE LATEST IN WALKING NEWS:
"Walking at an average pace was linked to a 20% reduction in the risk of mortality compared with walking at a slow pace--- while walking at a brisk or fast pace was associated with a risk reduction of 24%, according to a new study.
You're never too old to start walking. In fact, the benefits are far more dramatic for older walkers. Average-pace walkers-- aged 60 years or over--experienced a 46% reduction in risk of death from cardiovascular causes, while fast- pace walkers-- a 53% risk reduction, a four-year study at the University of Sydney discovered. These findings appear in a special issue of the British Journal of Sports Medicine, dedicated to walking and health. "
Trust me. It's never too-late to start a new life. I speak from experience.