In the not-so-distant past, taking a walk was an essential daily activity. It got you where you needed to go and was critical to engaging in the community.
Today, it has become increasingly optional. Because walking is no longer necessary to be active in society, it now feels like an “extra” thing to do, which many don’t have time for.
But, in reality, walking isn’t another thing on our to-do list; it’s a fundamental need. And the good news is that walking meets a whole group of other needs all at once. It is perhaps the most efficient and effective way to improve every area of wellness.
When we walk, we care for our body, mind, and spirit. We are connecting with nature, and if we walk with others, we are simultaneously investing in meaningful relationships. Taking a stroll with family or friends improves the health of everyone involved on so many different levels.
A daily walk might seem too simple, but it could be one of the best things you do for yourself each day.