“Why do you walk so much? You cover miles each day. Don’t you get bored of it? Or tired?”
It was a question many asked. Few comprehended why he was thrilled to wake up and go for a walk to start his day.
He would stroll up hills, on beachfronts, around the city, but mainly wherever there was a view and it was quiet.
Walking helped him clear his mind. It made him zone-out of everything in his head and helped rid of the accumulated daily stress. The endorphins on the rise greatly improved his mood, and it was a perfect energy boost to the day.
For health reasons, walking is good in that it burns calories, strengthens your muscles and helps maintain a healthy weight.
But more so, by walking he discovered so many places he didn’t know about. And he learnt to pay attention to the details. To everything that make up this beautiful world we live in but hardly notice.
He usually walked and talked. It helped save time and get caught up with friends. So by the time he was back home, showered, and ready to get to work, he had already exercised and socialised simultaneously.
It’s one of those things that you won’t fully acknowledge unless you try it for yourself. That was his answer in the end.