Sunday, January 1, 2012
Yesterday we had a family get-together with some relatives who had arrived to visit from abroad. We were supposed to meet them at a place which is one or two short bus rides away (depending which buses you use, and /or how much you are willing to walk…). My step daughter and her children arrived by car, and my daughter and family also went by car, also ferrying Ricki and my husband, That left me to get there on my own. In the end, I fiqured that I could get there faster by foot than by bus, and that the walk would be an easily doable 45 minutes. So I walked. And I arrived first. (I quess the others left a bit late…) Often I have seen, however the phenomenon that people who own cars simply don’t WALK anywhere. All I can say is a pity on the car-owners’ health and (with the high price of gas) wealth. Maybe you don’t have to take a car EVERYWHERE????
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We don't have a car. My in laws sometimes take me and the kids on trips in their car and we stop for pizza on the way home. The pizza store is like three blocks from our house. They obviously need to drive the car to get it back to our house, but I opt to walk with the kids. It's faster to walk than to get the kids into the car seats, and when we walk we get home at the same time as they drive up. They always tell us- why walk when we have the car? *ugh* After being in the car for so long, we need a nice walk!
Unfortunately, I'm not losing any weight even though I walk a mile or two daily at the least. I guess it's status quo for me...
Losing weight is not the only benefit of walking, it can help your health in all sorts of ways....
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