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Life Experience - Walking can be hazardous to your health

Updated on August 28, 2012

I love walking. I do a 30-minute power walk everyday.. well, almost everyday. Did you know that you burn virtually the same number of calories whether you run or walk a mile? Seriously! You just get there faster if you run. And aside from walking as a great form of exercise, researches prove that walking is good for you in terms of major reductions in both diabetes and heart disease, decreases in high blood pressure, increases in bone density, and that's only for starters.


"Walking is man's best medicine."

- Hippocrates


Well, I say Hippocrates must have been a very smart dude!


But walking can also be hazardous to your health!

A few days ago, while I was walking, I saw a new condominium being built and on top of the building sat a red crane with a half moon in the background. "What a beautiful sight," I thought. As an amateur photographer, I was thinking that would have been a fantastic shot had I brought my camera with me. When suddenly I was flying in the air like I just hit the baseball and I was running as fast as I could and then diving to reach the first base diamond before the first baseman caught the darn ball. But since it was not on the baseball field but on a concrete sidewalk, I landed hard on my right knee first while still sliding forward scraping the skin off my right knee and putting a hole on my favourite blue jeans. Then with a thug the right side of my face hit the pavement.


The Dodgers' Orlando Hudson, right, dives for third base ahead of the throw from the outfield to Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Pedro Feliz, left, in the eighth inning of a baseball game Thursday, May 14, 2009, in Philadelphia. The Dodgers won 5
The Dodgers' Orlando Hudson, right, dives for third base ahead of the throw from the outfield to Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Pedro Feliz, left, in the eighth inning of a baseball game Thursday, May 14, 2009, in Philadelphia. The Dodgers won 5
Similar to the sidewalk where I stubbed my toe while walking.  It's called Stub-Toe Trip Hazard.  Photo by Sidewalksaver.com
Similar to the sidewalk where I stubbed my toe while walking. It's called Stub-Toe Trip Hazard. Photo by Sidewalksaver.com

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Sincerely,

Rosie

Are you all right?

A biker stopped and asked me if I was all right..."Are you all right?" I couldn't answer because I was in total shock and in so much pain, so I couldn't really say if I was all right or not. But he kept on asking "Are you all right?" Well, I thought since I'm not dead, I should be all right then. So I mumbled "Yes" and tried to get up. My right temple felt it was going to explode so I put my hand where the pain was, it was wet. I look at my hand, it was bloodied. Now I could feel the warm blood dripping down my cheek.

The biker said "Your face, it's bloody." and I said "Yes". I found a tissue in my pocket and tried to stop the bleeding. And then I sat on the kerb. The biker again asked "Are you all right?" At this point, I wanted to slap him silly while screaming "NO, I'M NOT ALL RIGHT!!!", but that wouldn't be nice, would it? Also I couldn't manage that physically. I was in so much pain and I was disoriented. But I wanted the biker to stop asking if I was all right and just be off and leave me alone. So I forced myself to say "Yes." The biker left.

But he came back with another biker. This other biker looked HOT. The HOT biker asked me the same question, "Are you all right?" I found out that even in a state of shock, your brain can still recognize who's HOT and who's not... but you cannot answer a simple question with a simple answer--yes or no. So I said "No" and then said "Yes." I took the bloodied tissue off my face and I asked, "Is there a big cut on my face?" The HOT guy said "No. There are just two little cuts but that's a lot of blood. The bleeding has stopped tho'."

"Do you live around here?" he asked. I said "Yes."

"Can you walk home?" I said "Yes."

"Can I get you something?" I said "No."

"Let me go get a cold compress for you." I said "No, I'm ok."

"I just live two houses away, I'll be right back." He came back with a cold compress wrapped in paper towel followed by his lovely wife. I said thank you and pressed it on my face. That felt good. It actually took the pain away for a few seconds.

The wife asked the same question "Are you all right?" I said "Yes, thank you." She left.

The HOT biker said "I hate to leave you here. Do you want some water." I said "No, go ahead. Thank you for your help. I'm all right now."

After a few minutes sitting on the kerb, I was ready to move on. I had two choices: either go back home or continue with my walk. A person in her right mind should go home, take two Advil, then lie down and take it easy. I decided to continue with my walk. Why for God's sake you might ask. Didn't I say "a person in her right mind"?

While I was walking, a thought crossed my mind. "What if I had a concussion and just dropped dead while walking?" Then I would die doing something I like to do... walking... although if I had a choice I would rather die in my sleep. Remember that guy who wanted to die while asleep like his grandfather, not screaming in terror like the passengers in his car?

I finished my walk without dying, went to the bank, and did my grocery shopping. Then I went home took a shower, took two Advil, made myself a big mug of caramel vanilla coffee and ate a big slice of chocolate cheesecake that my daughter made the night before. Life was good.

The next day though, life wasn't so good. I woke up with a humongous headache. I couldn't move my leg without screaming in pain and my face had a big bump that also hurt like crazy. Luckily no broken bones, just badly bruised ego.

So there you go... walking can be hazardous to your health. But it can also make you fly.


After playing a stunning season at third base, Ryan Zimmerman's defensive prowess and acrobatic grace were rewarded when he was named the first ever ESPN Web Gem Champion.
After playing a stunning season at third base, Ryan Zimmerman's defensive prowess and acrobatic grace were rewarded when he was named the first ever ESPN Web Gem Champion.

Note: An ESPN Web Gem is an honor bestowed on the five greatest defensive plays of each night.


A woman text messages while walking across the street in San Francisco.  by Associated Press
A woman text messages while walking across the street in San Francisco. by Associated Press


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    anonymous 5 years ago

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    Kymberly Fergusson 5 years ago from Villingen Schwenningen, Germany

    *ouch* I trip over things all the time, and have to always watch my feet.

    It's especially dangerous in this city - sidewalks and streets are typically cobblestones, made much worse by ice damage! It seems that the council doesn't have enough money (or people) to fix any of the problems.

    Being on the look out for photo opportunities doesn't make things easier!

    I think it's lovely that people stopped to help though! And congrats on the HubNugget!

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    stylezink 6 years ago from Atlanta, GA.

    I so agree! Walking is so dangerous! I run into and trip over things all of the time. Darn, that ADD or is someone playing an evil trick on me and moving thing. The last bad time I 'ate it' I walked right off my deck. I don't know what I was thinking or doing. There's always been a step down but for some reason one Sunday morning I didn't see it. I think it might have moved on me, sprained the ankle pretty bad that day, lol. I like you can laugh about it now. I also keep having these near misses with the cubicle walls at work. Someone must be moving things around I can't possibly be this clumsy.

    Funny hub, enjoyed it, and voted up! You're an awesome writer.

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    Richard Ricky Hale 6 years ago from West Virginia

    Hey there Rosie. If I was walking by, I would of helped!lol Great article, congrads on the award, and keep up the good work. Very well written. Voted up.

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    Zabbella 6 years ago from NJ-USA

    Hey there!! This was great! All I kept thinking was about the line from that song..."Isn't it ironic when you find the man of your dreams and then you meet his lovely wife?"

    I found your story funny and cute. voted way up!

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    imatellmuva 6 years ago from Somewhere in Baltimore

    I'm glad to hear you're okay...but I mighta' milked it j-u-s-t a bit for the hot guy! Funny, I would have noticed him too, and may have even feigned an inability to walk without assistance. I need to walk more, and despite your adventure, I am inspired by you.

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    Ingenira 6 years ago

    Hello Rosie, the title caught my attention. How could walking be hazardous ! I laughed as I read it. You are indeed a good writer, and this hub certainly deserved the award. Glad to know that you survive with no sub-effect. I have known people who tripped over a hole on the road, and they had to go for physiotherapy due to knee injury.

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    C-Bless 6 years ago from Canada

    G'day Rosie ... like you, I love to walk and have had a few close calls with an uneven pavement. Your hub was a great read but I couldn't decide if it was funny or awesome. May all your future walks be hazardous-free. Thank you for sharing...

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya Loveslove, thanks for dropping by. I'm sorry to hear you have a bad back. I wasn't able to walk my normal brisk walk for two weeks, but other than that I was ok. Now I'm more aware my surroundings. I'm glad you enjoyed reading my walking experience.

    Have a nice day,

    Rosie

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    Loveslove 6 years ago from England

    Loved it !! I like to walk but my back wont let me do anything longer than a mile or two..if I do then im in agony for a day or three !! So I agree ,walking can be bad for your health in more ways than one !! ..hope the pain didnt last too long for you .

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya Edlira, thanks for dropping by. I'm all right now, I could not walk for two weeks tho'. I'm glad you enjoyed reading my hub.

    Have a nice day,

    Rosie

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    hiya schoolmarm, thanks for dropping by. Oh no, sorry about your car accident.. how serious was it? Isn't so true that our brains could still recognize who's HOT while in shock? I'm glad you were all right and that I made you laugh today.

    Have a nice day,

    Rosie

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    Edlira 6 years ago

    Dear Rosie, sorry for your pain, but your hub did make me smile :-). A great read. Cheera, Edlira.

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    schoolmarm 6 years ago from Florida

    I love this! You are so spot on - in a state of shock you can still tell who's HOT!!! hahaha

    I had a pretty serious car accident which actually put me in the hospital for several months and even though I can't recall the accident or much of anything else - I do remember the HOT intern in the emergency room! Glad you are okay - Thanks for the good laugh!

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya AliciaC, thanks for dropping by. I'm glad you enjoyed reading my hub. I wasn't able to do my usual power walk for two week but I'm ok now. I'm glad to meet another power walker, and loving taking photographs too, is a bonus. I'm more aware now when I walk. Be careful yourself.

    Have a nice day,

    Rosie

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    Linda Crampton 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

    I loved reading your hub. I was convinced that at the end you were going to say that you had a concussion. I'm glad that you didn’t actually have a concussion, although the effects of your fall sound very painful. Like you, I love walking and power walking. I like taking photographs as well, so I can understand why you got distracted on your walk!

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya Stelsie, lol yes I'm all right now. I was actually amazed myself that in shock and all, I noticed the guy was HOT.. I'm really weird that way. I'm glad you enjoyed reading my hub.

    Have a nice day,

    Rosie

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya Papa Sez, thanks for dropping by. So nice to hear that you and Mama Sez are going to start you exercise walks again. Walking is really good for us.

    Have a great 2011,

    Rosie

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya FGual, thanks for dropping by. That is so true.. I'm usually more careful but I was looking up then and didn't see that toe-stub hazard. I'm glad you enjoyed reading my hub.

    Have a great 2011,

    Rosie

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya quildon, lol that would have been a better ending but the HOT guy was married. I'm lucky, here in Toronto there are no stray dogs. I love walking all over the play and take pictures of everything around me. I'm glad you enjoyed my hub.

    Have a great 2011,

    Rosie

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    Stelsie 6 years ago

    Hey Rosie, are you alright? Sure you were alright enough to notice the guy was hot. Lol.

    Another cool rosy hub.

    Cheers!

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    Papa Sez 6 years ago from The Philippines to Canada

    Hi Rosie! So sorry about the accident. But the first part of this hub is a positive reminder to Mama Sez and me to continue our early morning walks three times a week to get the benefits you mentioned.

    Cheers!

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    FGual 6 years ago from USA

    Great story, glad it turned out well. You never know what life has in store, just a bad step can ruin your day or worse. Applause for your determination to continue your enjoyable walk after that terrible fall.

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    Angela Joseph 6 years ago from Florida

    I'm disappointed! I thought you were going to tell the HOT biker that you were not all right, and then he would take you home and tend your bruises. But seriously, walking can be hazardous to your health. I have a fear of dogs whenever I go walking in my neighborhood. But thank God, I've never been attacked.

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya PWalker, thanks for dropping by. Ouch! that was a bad fall down the stairs.. I'm glad you didn't break any bones. I do my power walk along the lake shore where there is path for walkers, runners and bikers. I was on my way to the lake when I had my accident. It must be awesome to walk in the botanical garden.. I love flowers. I walk around my neighbourhood in the summer to take pictures of the beautiful gardens and flowers. Thanks so much and yes it was a big boost to my confidence. I'm not really a writer.. when I started blogging three years ago, I discovered I could write.. it was a nice self-discovery.

    Have a nice day,

    Rosie

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya Marie, thank you so much. I'm so thrilled my hub won.. and I am now a Hubnugget! Yay! I'm glad you enjoyed my hub.

    Have a nice day,

    Rosie

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    PWalker281 6 years ago

    I fell down a flight of stairs "walking" to the bathroom (it was in a house I wasn't familiar with in the middle of the night) about two months ago. I thought for sure I was breaking my shin bone as I thumped down the stairs on my butt and leg which was folded underneath me. But fortunately, nothing was broken. I attribute that partly to the fact that I walk on a regular basis (happens to be my last name, too :-)), and particularly enjoy walking up hills for the cardiovascular workout it provides. I avoid walking on the streets (too many distractions, uneven pavement, noxious fumes from cars, etc.) and prefer the nicely paved road of the botanical garden near my home. The air quality's better, too, although it's easy to get distracted with all the beautiful flowers and greenery.

    Glad to know you weren't seriously hurt! And congrats on your big win! A hub of mine was nominated when I first started writing here. It was a big boost to my confidence and encouraged me to keep writing, so I hope you do, too.

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    Marie Giunta 6 years ago from Sydney, Australia

    A great looking hub, a great story with a 'hot' guy and glad to see you are OK. Well done Rosie2010 and congrats on winning a hubnugget. I'm sure we'll see more of you around HP. Cheers Marie.

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya Jamie, thanks for dropping by. Thank you.. I'm so thrilled this hub of mine won. Yay! Well, it was a nice day and I won't let a little pain prevent me from doing my walk that day. Good thing, because the next few days I couldn't walk, the pain was unbearable and I had to rest my leg.

    Have a nice day,

    Rosie

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya Happyboomernurse, thank you for dropping by. Thank you so much.. I'm glad you enjoyed my hub. I'm so thrilled that my hub won. So you are also an avid walker? ^5 Walking is a great form of exercise and it's good for our health.. however, accidents do happen. Thank you again for the compliment.

    Have a nice day,

    Rosie

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya Edo, thanks for dropping by. Yes, walking is a great form of exercise but we have to be aware of our surroundings while we walk.

    Have a nice day,

    Rosie

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya my dear friend Jason, yes you told me my hub would win. But since I don't have Twitter nor belong to Facebook, I don't have outside followers. So I'm so thankful for you and the other hubbers who voted for my hub. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! And yes, you won your bet.. so next time you are in Toronto, I owe you coffee, sorry I can't afford dinner.lol

    And yes, I'm so excited, I just can't hide, I'm about to lose control and I think I like it...

    Have a nice day,

    Rosie

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    Jamie Brock 6 years ago from Texas

    Rosie... there's nothing like a face plant into the concrete. Poor thing!! I admire your ability to get right back into the saddle and ride the horse that just bucked you off- not crazy.. just determined! Loved your hub... and congrats on the Hubnugget award!

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    Gail Sobotkin 6 years ago from South Carolina

    Hi Rosie,

    Saw this hub was a hubnugget winner and clicked on it cause I'm an avid walker and couldn't imagine how walking could be hazardous to your health. Love the layout, photos, captions and how you managed to put levity into a subject that was basically serious.

    Congratulations on your award. This hub deserved to be a winner.

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    JASON NICHOLS 6 years ago

    Hiya Rosie! Congratulations that this hub of yours is a hubnugget winner and you have come second with 27% of votes!

    I wrote in my comment days before that "I bet that this hub will come first with the highest number of votes and you will win" See, I told you that you will win and because you have won, I won that bet.

    I am very much sure that right now you are feeing that you are up in the skies and very much excited. Have a good day and once again "CONGRATULATIONS"! Jason..

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    Edo 6 years ago

    Thanks for the nice article.. paying attention where you put your feet is very important, and texting while walking is just silly IMHO.. Walking is a great way to burn fat, especially if the more intense forms of exercise are just to hard..

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya gregZ, thanks for reading my hub. You are absolutely right.. being nominated brought so much traffic to my otherwise dying hub. I am so thrilled that this hub was nominated.. it's like a pat in the back, but much more. Thank you once again.

    Have a nice day,

    Rosie

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    greg g zaino 6 years ago from L'America- Big Pine Key, Florida

    Write on Rosie! congrats on the nomination, i wish you well. These little accolades make the hub experience enjoyable. When someone notices a job well done we find it a motivating force for us writers, to refine our craft and push to the skies.

    Peace Sister ~ gregZ says UP!

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya midnightbliss, thanks for dropping by. No, nothing serious, but I couldn't walk for two weeks. You're also a walker? ^5 and you walk for 1hr a day! Cool! Just avoid looking up while walking like I did.

    Have a nice day,

    Rosie

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya my dear friend Rhonda, I'm glad you enjoyed my hub. Thanks so much for voting. hugsss

    Have a nice day,

    Rosie

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    Haydee Anderson 6 years ago from Hermosa Beach

    I'm glad nothing serious happened to you.

    I also love walking, 1hr a day for my exercise, good thing nothing like that happened to me. it makes me think to always be careful next time.

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    Rhonda Musch 6 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Hi girl love your hub. Congrats I bet you will win. Voted up. Love ya.

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya prairieprincess, thank you. I'm glad I made you laugh today. Yes, it seems that way.. my life is full of adventure.. but I guess that's what life is. Thank you and congrats for your nomination too.

    Have a nice day,

    Rosie

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    Sharilee Swaity 6 years ago from Canada

    Rosie, very funny hub ... you made me laugh. Sounds like your life is full of adventure .... great job! Congrats on your nomination!

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya all, thanks for dropping by..

    Jackie (onceuponatime) - I'm glad you are thinking of walking again. You go gf!

    ripplemaker - I am really thrilled to be nominated! I'm getting a lot of traffic.. it's great! I'm so excited, I just can't hide it..... lol

    KateMcGregor, that's exactly what happened. I was looking up and didn't see that toe-hazard. Now I am more observant.

    elayne001, yeah ouch! thanks I'm ok now. I learned my lesson tho' and am now more focused. Thanks so much, I'm so thrilled for the nomination.

    Have a nice day y'all

    Rosie

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    Elayne 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    sorry for your accidents - I agree that walking can be dangerous - I trip quite often too or stub my toe - ouch! Entertaining reading. Congrats on the nomination and good luck.

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    KateMcGregor 6 years ago from Cheyenne, Wyoming

    Rosie, I hadn't considered this angle on walking before. I walk around our neighborhood where construction is happening almost non-stop. I need to be more observant. Thanks for the insight!

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    Michelle Simtoco 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

    Hi Rosie, your excitement is contagious you had me grinning ear to ear.. (see....g r i n) hehe The Hubnuggets Team does a wonderful job of choosing the Hubnuggets Wannabes! A task that is quite challenging with all the talented hubbers around. But I am so glad this hub was chosen! Congratulations and best of luck to you! :)

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    Jackie Paulson 6 years ago from USA IL

    Rosie201 you inspire me. I use to walk every day and now I live in an area where I cannot walk. I will move next may and start my routine again. I love walk.

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Oh Karen, thanks for reading my hub and I'm glad you like it. How can anybody get hurt so badly by just walking? Well, it's easy. Sorry to hear you also injured yourself walking, and your husband actually broke a bone? Accidents do really happen.. even in just walking. lol

    Have a nice day,

    Rosie

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    Karen Wodke 6 years ago from Midwest

    This is a great hub. I actually did injure myself a little walking. My husband broke a bone just walking one time. So, it seems like such a benign activity, but it can be risky! Just depends on what you accidentally trip over or get hit by...

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya Baking Guru, thanks, I enjoyed reading yours too.

    Have a nice day,

    Rosie

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    The Baking Guru 6 years ago from California, USA

    Hi Rosie,

    Congrats on your nomination! I really enjoyed your article!

    The Baking Guru

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya brandonhart, thanks for dropping by. I'm glad you enjoyed my hub. Thanks so much for reading it and giving it a thumbs up.

    Have a nice day,

    Rosie

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya Patty, thanks for dropping by. I'm glad you enjoyed my hub. Thanks so much for rating it up.

    Have a nice day,

    Rosie

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya Jason, thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed my hub and thanks for voting and rating it up.

    Have a nice day,

    Rosie

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    Patty Inglish 6 years ago from North America

    Rated up and awesome!

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    JASON NICHOLS 6 years ago

    Congratulations ROSIE on your hubnuggets nomination! Voted and rated it up too! I bet that this hub will come first with the highest number of votes and you will win. Jason

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya ripplemaker, OMG! thank you so much for reading and nominating my hub. I'm now a Hubnugget wannabe! Yay!

    I'm so excited

    I just can't hide

    I'm about to lose control

    But think I like it

    WHOOPEE!!!!!!

    Have a nice day,

    Rosie

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    Michelle Simtoco 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

    Gosh, it can indeed by shockingly hazardous to your health. Glad you are okay. :) Seriously, I do agree about walking being wonderful for one's health. I make sure I get my 30 to 45 minutes walk at least five times a week. I enjoyed your hub immensely. :)

    Ripplemaker's Joyful Announcement: Congratulations, this hub is a Hubnuggets Nominee. Check out the Health Category! Hubbers who love this hub can vote right here: http://bit.ly/g9NhfZ

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya 6hotfingers, you've had THREE bad falls over the last year? Girlfriend, you are accident prone! sorry couldn't resist. lol You are a lot braver than me.. three times you just got up and continued walking. The thing is we don't really feel the bad effect until the next day.. I couldn't do my usual walk for a week. I'm glad you enjoyed my hub.

    Have a nice day!

    Rosie

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    6hotfingers3 6 years ago

    Great Hub! I can personally relate to your hub. I've had a similar fall as you describe in this beautifully written Hub. As a matter of fact, I've had three bad falls over the last year. Like you I continued to walk because that's me. Thank you for sharing such an interesting and enjoyable hub.

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya my darling handsome cowboy Gets, lol so true, just don't forget to wear your seatbelt! I hope you're still doing your exercises. What do you mean no!!! hugssss

    Have a nice day!

    Rosie

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    Gets 6 years ago

    Hey Sugar....you know my thoughts...."why walk when you can ride." lolol

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya bcatgray, lol it's ok to laugh, I'm ok now. Yeah, Bummer! hot guy was married. lol So did you hurt yourself when you tripped? and you didn't have the pleasure of flying? Another Bummer! lol

    Have a nice day!

    Rosie

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    bcatgray 6 years ago from United States of America

    I kinda hate to laugh, but it was funny. I have been in your situation, but have not had the pleasure of flying or a hot guy coming to my rescue. Bummer he was married. LOL

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Oh gf, that must have hurt! I'm sure they were saying "Are you all right?" in Italian. I'm glad you didn't break your kneecaps. You have a son in Italy? I had a friend who had lived in Milan for 40 years, but gave it up to go to Arizona just a few months ago to marry her boyfriend, but she misses Italy a lot.. most of her family are there. I've never been to Italy.. but I wanna go. Cheers gf!

    Have a nice day!

    Rosie

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    tnderhrt23 6 years ago

    The first week I was over in Italy visiting my son, I took a bad spill in downtown Vicenza. My knees hit the cobblestone street and I didn't bounce! First thought was I broke my knees! I had people bent over in my face talking a mile a minute in Italian! I did catch the Italian word for ambulance and that motivated me to painfully rise...I would have appreciated an "are you all right?" then...lol

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya my dear friend tnderhrt, lol yes I'm all right now. Isn't it funny that people, including myself, actually ask that question when they see someone who might need help? Now I' thinking may be we should say "Can I help you?".. but it sounds like what a sales clerk might say. Nah, I'll stick to "Are you all right?"

    Have a nice day gf!

    Rosie

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya michael ely, thanks for dropping by. I'm glad you enjoyed reading my hub. lol You could be right.. a new thing for adrenalin junkies. OMG! Cheers back atcha!

    Have a nice day!

    Rosie

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    tnderhrt23 6 years ago

    Awwww, Rosie! Are you all right??? (Just kidding) I'm glad you were not seriously injured! Take care, Girl!

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    michael ely 6 years ago from Scotland

    Hi Rosie2010, I enjoyed reading your hub and realised now that it could be the new thing for adrenalin junkies with all the danger involved! Cheers, Michael.