walking shoes

Two legs and a good pair of shoes

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We should ALL be walking, even people with dementia.

Walking womanThat’s all you need! Walking is one of the least expensive modes of exercise you’ll ever find. Correction: you need legs, good shoes, and room to walk. The good news is that even if you don’t live in a neighborhood where walking is appropriate, you can walk around the mall; you can walk the perimeter of your apartment or house; you can walk up and down the corridors of your building; you can walk in place … I know, boring, but you get the idea … WALK!

Walking is one of the best weight-bearing exercises us humans can do to protect our bones.  At a recent doctor’s appointment, I bragged to my doctor that every week I do Bar Method exercises, yoga, weight lifting, and recumbent bike … and every once in a while I walk.  She said, “The only weight-bearing exercise in that list is walking.  Get out there and walk!” Read the rest of this entry »