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Walking to lead a best and healthy lifestyle

Updated on July 28, 2015
Walking together with your love one...
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Walk...regardless what your gender and age is...
Walk...regardless what your gender and age is...

If you were asked to name out the excuses for not exercising…what would it be?

Wait, let me make a guess...

Busy?! Lazy?! Or...

Well, that’s really enough for the reason...Yet, people tend to hide the real reason always but expose the false.Yes, they will definitely trying to say they are that busy, but never mention that they are lazy even if they are just so free.

However, the truth is...are we really that busy? Well, we all know the answer, huh?

As we have already known how the importance of an exercise is, regardless what the reason would be, trust me, just make yourself move, it will definitely give you bunch of benefits that you wouldn't have known or you are not aware of. Well, unless your physical situation just not allowed you to do so or you seem really don't have any interest on exercise, please, please walk, at least.

Yes, your hear it right, please walk!

Walk away your body fat, walk away your stress, walk away your down mood, walk away all those unhealthiness, and you’ll be so surprising and amazing enough to find out you are benefiting from it when it has changed your physical well being unknowingly.You would also be so amazed that it actually has improved your heart rate and blood circulation as well when you consistently enjoy your walking.

If the benefits mentioned still not enough to convince you, let’s further some extra benefits here then that can be gained from walking.

Controlling Your Weight

I wonder if this is the first ever benefit that would interest you the most and would make you consider to get yourself move may be. I mean...walking.

Still remember what I had mentioned? Yes, that's right, walk away your body fat! Work one hour walks into your “busy” lifestyle, do believe me, a moderate pace for half an hour to one hour burns the stored and unwanted fat of your body, and it builds your muscle which do the job to speed up your metabolism in the same time and hey, you know this fact for sure right? That's when your metabolism increases, the chances of losing weight do increase too.

Lower your blood pressure as it improves cardiovascular health and makes your heart stronger
Lower your blood pressure as it improves cardiovascular health and makes your heart stronger

Lower Your Blood Pressure

Well, people with blood pressure readings at or higher than 140/90 mmHg are considered to have high blood pressure, and this would put them in high risk as no one knows when and how the high blood pressure would attack them secretly in their daily life. With such reason then, in most cases, medication is then being prescribed so as to lower down their blood pressure.

Although the causes of blood pressure may vary, those who diagnose with it are always being advised for the precautions in both diet or lifestyle as well as exercise. A very good news to those who doesn't quite love to exercise and move, a moderate walking could help to lower the blood pressure too as it improves cardiovascular health and makes the heart stronger, and since the heart can be much stronger, it pumps more blood with less effort, this means less pressure on the walls of the arteries as blood flows from the heart to your tissues.

Well, it makes sense, doesn't it?

Anti Aging

I wonder the benefits above did attract you? Or...it didn't seem quite convince you yet?

Okay, think about this then...how about anti-aging?

Well, interested in this?

As we know walking is a cardiovascular exercise, so it can get our heart rate up, reduce the cholesterol and increase our overall health by boosting our circulation, keeping us then in high spirit and energetic, what's that going to do with anti-aging you might ask huh, well, when we feel better and happier, we look and feel good and younger.

Sounds logically, right?

Good For Our Brain

Yes, it does keep our brain sharp as well.

As we walking, oxygen is being sent to our brain, and we all know that the more oxygen that is present, the sharper our mind will be, and thus it helps our brain stay alert especially when we grow older.

Could this be another benefit for you to consider start walking? I bet you agree that if walking could improve our brain health and improve our thinking and memory, well, why not?

Strengthen Your Heart Health

Again, I have just mentioned that since walking is one of the cardiovascular exercise, so as you walk, you would start feel the different, you will not only find your cardiovascular function improves, which then can reduce the possibility of a heart attack, but in the mean time, you will feel yourself much fitter, much healthier and much stronger…

Would this be one of the huge benefits of walking for you?

Improves Your Fitness

Well, I am hooked with this, frankly.

This is one of the reasons I am being "encouraged" to walking. Don't get me wrong, I am not the lazy bum, just that I am more attracted to the intensive exercises and dancing with the music...

However, the fact is, walking too could significantly increase our cardiac-respiratory fitness. Swing your arms as you walk, and you will find the improvement on your circulation and breathing, you will find your fitness and ability to carry out the daily activities.

Does this sound great enough for you to be hooked in walking as well?

So, if you are convinced from the above mentioned, lace up your shoes and start walking then.

Walk for your health to a healthier you and walk for your precious memory to a happier you.

Do you enjoy walking to your health?

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      Injured lamb 5 years ago

      Thanks oceansnsunsets, oh you really made my Thursday morning up and bright, thanks for your thorough reading and comment, sensed your sincerity...appreciate much for so many warmth compliments from you, have a nice day there, cheers!

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      Paula 5 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hello Injured Lamb, thanks for the reminder about walking for health and losing weight.

      Its true, that the real reasons many more of us don't walk, or walk more, are not because there is no time, etc. Thanks for the inspiration to walk or walk more. There really is no reason not to. The part about it being good for our brain, really got my attention too, even though I knew that. More than ever, we need to take care of our minds.

      Voted up, useful, awesome and interesting. Thanks again.

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      Injured lamb 5 years ago

      Hi thanks sunasia22, glad to have you here...thanks for taking your time to leave me the comment and the voting, appreciate much...

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      sunasia22 5 years ago from Philippines

      Walking is not only good for our heart, it also increases one's stamina, helps in controlling depression and anxiety, and if done on a regular basis can increase one's concentration in mental activities. Great hub! Marked useful and interesting! Voted up!

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      Injured lamb 5 years ago

      That's really glad to hear that your loved one has seen the tremendous improvement in his health. Thanks for the reading and commenting teaches12345, appreciate much for your precious time that taken...be blessed...with love...

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      My husband started walking about a year ago and has seen tremendous improvement in his health. Your hub is encouraging and it's great inspiration!

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      Injured lamb 5 years ago

      Hi there lorenmurcia, glad to hear that you get all the benefits from walking...thanks for being here and taking your precious time to leave me your sincere comment, appreciate much.

      You are most welcome sgbrown,it's really my pleasure...thanks for the voting and following back, and well, your comment too...have a nice day sgbrown, cheers!

      Appreciate much for the comment and voting Chasing Riley, yes, walking do help us clear our mind so that we can filter out what's more important in our life. Thanks for the reading, be blessed.

      Thanks for your kind input CloudExplorer, appreciate much for your precious time taken, have a wonderful day!

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      I actually prefer running or jogging myself, but it is good to do any form of exercise you can. Walking is cool as well for many people indeed. Nice hub voted up for its overall visual quality and usefulness.

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      Chasing Riley 5 years ago from Los Angeles

      I love walking and like that you pointed out all of the benefits. It's a great form of exercise that anyone could do. Mostly, I like the way that it clears my mind and focuses me on what is important in life not the little minutia that clutters my head sometimes. Nice hub. Voted up!

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      Sheila Brown 5 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Wonderful hub! I love to walk and enjoy nature. It is good for your mind and your body! Thanks for a great hub and your follow and fan mail. It is greatly appreciated. Voted this up and following back. Have a wonderful day! :)

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      lorenmurcia 5 years ago

      Walking is really a great form of exercise. When I was still studying, I would walk at least one kilometer from my house to the main road since our place is quite far from my school. A kilometer walk everyday may seem hard but you know what, I've only been absent 3 times from my class for the entire 4 years! I did not contract any disease, not even flu. This reinforced my belief in walking as a great form of exercise.

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      Injured lamb 5 years ago

      Thanks for being here with me Marie, appreciate much for your comment and support...hope you enjoy the reading...cheers!

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      Marie Giunta 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      I have walked for exercise for the last 10 years and find it relaxing as well as a way to keep fit. Thanks for pointing out all the other reasons why its good to walk, Injured lamb. Voted up and useful. Oh and thanks for following me, much appreciated.

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      Injured lamb 5 years ago

      Appreciate much for your comment and voting tara, hope you enjoy the reading...be blessed...

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      tarajeyaram 5 years ago from Wonderland

      I love walking and I recommend this exercise to all. Thank you for posting this hub. voted up and useful.

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      Injured lamb 5 years ago

      You are most welcome GClark, nice to see you here...thanks for the comment made, have a nice day...

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      Injured lamb 5 years ago

      Appreciate much for the visiting and leaving me your comment easylearningweb, hope you enjoy...

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      GClark 5 years ago from United States

      Great hub providing encouragement and strong reasons for getting into walking. Thanks for sharing. GClark

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      Amelia Griggs 5 years ago

      Well said, let's get moving and walking! Nice hub. :-)

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      Injured lamb 5 years ago

      Thanks for the visiting and leaving me your precious comment Ruchi, appreciate much for your warmth...

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      Ruchi Urvashi 5 years ago from Singapore

      Great article. I daily walk and I enjoy it. Sometimes, very simple things like walking can be so good for our health. Keep on writing.

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      Injured lamb 5 years ago

      Thanks for the comment and voting Faceless39...wow, your parents are great indeed, glad to know they are in their ideal weight and stay younger and healthier than before...appreciate much for taking your precious time here with me...be blessed always...

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      Injured lamb 5 years ago

      Hi Beth100, appreciate your time for leaving me your kind comment...hope to see your visiting again...have a nice day...

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      Faceless39 5 years ago from The North Woods, USA

      Voted up, useful, and interesting. True story. My parents were very much overweight for years, and finally had enough of it and came up with a plan. After every meal, they would walk a mile on their treadmill. They've each lost 25 pounds and look 15 years younger; have tons more energy; and are much happier and have less pain and get sick less often. It really works!

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      Beth100 5 years ago from Canada

      Walking -- always easy, affordable, convenient, enjoyable either alone, with a dog or with a friend. It's under-rated, over looked and under used.

      Thanks for raising awareness to one of the most simple forms of exercise -- simple, yet effective to gain health, fitness and to lose/maintain weight.

      Excellent tips!

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      Injured lamb 5 years ago

      Appreciate your visit and comment much Justsilvie, hope you enjoy the reading...have a nice day...

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      Justsilvie 5 years ago

      Nice Hub! Love walking for relaxation and exercise. Also a wonderful way to discover your neighborhood.

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      Injured lamb 5 years ago

      Thanks for the precious comment and voting vocalcoach, appreciate for the sweet words...have a nice day...

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      Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      I have walked everyday for the past 11 years, unless I am ill. Its so nice to be reminded of the benefits of walking which you have done and done well.

      I will be reading more of your hubs and I know I will enjoy them as much as I have this one! Voted up.

      vocalcoach~

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      Injured lamb 5 years ago

      Thanks for the visiting and precious comment thoughtforce, really appreciate...be blessed...with love...

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      Christina Lornemark 5 years ago from Sweden

      Walking is one of my favorite exercise too! You have done a great article pointing out the benefits of walking and I so agree with you!

      Tina

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      Injured lamb 5 years ago

      hope you enjoy it much Sunnie, glad to see you again and appreciate your comment much...have a nice day Sunnie.

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      Sunnie Day 5 years ago

      Great article Injured Lamb,

      Walking is one of the best things we can do for ourselves..Thank you for some great tips and advice.

      God bless,

      Sunnie

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      Injured lamb 5 years ago

      Thanks for your comment AliciaC, hope that you enjoy the reading, be blessed with love…

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      Injured lamb 5 years ago

      Wow, you got a great companion to “force” you for a great walk huh, Millionaire Tips?! That means you would never walk alone huh?! Really appreciate for your visiting and leaving me your comment...have a nice day.

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      Linda Crampton 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I love walking - it's my favorite form of exercise. Thanks for pointing out its benefits!

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      Shasta Matova 5 years ago from USA

      Walking is wonderful for all the things you say, and also lifts you up emotionally. I got a dog so I would be forced to walk everyday, and it is working great. He keeps pestering me until we walk.

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      Injured lamb 5 years ago

      Appreciate much b.Malin for your sweet comment, you lighted up my day...thanks for the following...cheers!

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      Injured lamb 5 years ago

      Thanks for the visiting and leaving me your precious comment Sunshine625, hope you enjoy the reading...

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      b. Malin 5 years ago

      Lover Man & I are WALKERS, been so since our "dating days"...and so at this stage in Life, we are Fit & Trim! I enjoyed reading your well written with a little Humor here and there, Hub Injured Lamb. You certainly have pointed out all the Best Reasons to be Walking.

      I look forward to Following your Hubs, and thanks for Following mine as well!

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Walking is fantastic for the mind, body and soul:)

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      Injured lamb 5 years ago

      Yes, agree with you that by fitting just a regular 1/2 to 1 hour walk into the schedule it benefits more than what we thought...appreciate much for your dropping by Derdriu...thank you very much...

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      Derdriu 5 years ago

      Injured lamb: Exercise does not have to be any more complicated than walking. It is amazing how in shape one can stay or become just by fitting a regular 1/2 to 1 hour walk into the schedule. It keeps one mentally and physically alert, and it does not do the damage to one's knees which other exercise may do.

      Thank you for the explanations and the supporting examples!

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      Injured lamb 5 years ago

      You are most welcome bloggering, definitely count you in! Leslie in your video collection for rainy days? hey, that's a great idea huh?! Thank you very much for visiting and leaving me your precious comment...you made my morning so wonderful...thanks bloggering.

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      bloggering 5 years ago from Southern California

      Looks like a lot of walking fans here - count me in! I walk at least a mile a day and I have Leslie in my video collection for rainy days. Great hub :-)

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      Injured lamb 5 years ago

      Thanks feenix, glad to have your comment with kind words...really appreciate.

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      feenix 5 years ago

      Hello, Injured lamb,

      This is a useful, awesome and interesting post. And thank you very much for writing and publishing this article.

      Personally, I walk three-to-five miles each day and I certainly do receive a number of physical and mental benefits from that.

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      Injured lamb 5 years ago

      Glad to know that you have your “great reasons” to start the exercise and leave that “stupic reason (lazy)” for not exercising…lol…thanks for the comments stephaniedas, have a nice day.

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      Stephanie Das 5 years ago from Miami, US

      My (stupid) reason for not exercising is that I am lazy. Right now, I want to exercise for weight control, fitness, heart and brain health, and I know that in the future it will be important for me to exercise for anti-aging and lower blood pressure.

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      Injured lamb 5 years ago

      Thanks Penny, appreciate much for your sweet comment...you made my evening...

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      Injured lamb 5 years ago

      Thank you very much uban, it's always an inspiring day to me whenever you happen to visit me and leave me your precious and uplifting comments...you did give me a wonderful evening...

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 5 years ago from Lagos

      Another wonderful piece. You re an expert in this area and you write so well. Great job

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      Injured lamb 6 years ago

      Thanks stars439, god bless you too...

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      stars439 6 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Wonderful hub. God Bless you.

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      Injured lamb 6 years ago

      Thanks 6hotfingers3, thanks for the read and comment, glad to know you are one of the walkers for years...keep walking...cheers!

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      6hotfingers3 6 years ago

      Very informative hub! I am a walker and I've been one for years. All of the things you mentioned are true and the number of people you meet makes the walking program even more fun. Thanks for reminding me how good it feels to walk.Keep up the good work!

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      Injured lamb 6 years ago

      Hi Sinea, glad to meet you here, thanks for taking the time to read my hub and leaving me the comment. Cheers.

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      Injured lamb 6 years ago

      You are so right Ingenira, thanks for the reading.

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      Sinea Pies 6 years ago from Northeastern United States

      I love the Leslie Sansone DVD's. Walking inside is a great alternative when you just don't have the time to get outdoors.

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      Ingenira 6 years ago

      Very good list of reasons to walk. Walking is really the easiest exercise of all, we can walk anywhere and at any time of the day !

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      Injured lamb 6 years ago

      Thanks RTalloni for both your reading and comment...hope we can all on the track towards healthy...cheers!

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      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

      Excellent reasons to walk--thanks much for the encouragement. I think I will use your plea with myself on days when I'm tired or don't think I have enough time to fit it in--

      "Yes, please walk!"

      Thanks much!

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      Injured lamb 6 years ago

      That's great Nelson for all the good ideas coming up while walking...thanks for being here with your comment...cheers!

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      GNelson 6 years ago from Florida

      I walk every day. Come up with a lot of good ideas while walking.

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      Injured lamb 6 years ago

      Hi Eiddwen,thanks for your following and leaving your comment here, hope you enjoy my writing...you take care too, have a nice day.

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      Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

      A very interesting and useful hub.

      Thanks for sharing and take care

      Eiddwen.

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      Injured lamb 6 years ago

      Glad to know you have been a walker Lulu, enjoy your gym life, cheers.

      @ Thanks so much for the comment daisyjae, hope you enjoy the hub.

      @ Hi, JEDIJESSICUH, so have you backed to your 3 miles walk already? Share with us if possible...

      @ You are welcome movie master, wow it's indeed an enjoyable walking to be in the beautiful countryside. Thanks for leaving me your comment.

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      I love walking, especially where I live in the beautiful countryside.

      I always find it clears my head and relaxes me.

      Thanks for a great hub on the benefits of walking.

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      Jessica 6 years ago from Kansas

      I used to walk three miles every day back before I got pregnant. You're right about it being good for your brain. Maybe I just spent a lot of time thinking, but it helped clear my head when I finished.

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      daisyjae 6 years ago from Canada

      I love walking for exercise so i am glad to see all of these benefits for something i love to do anyways.

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      LULU SUE1987 6 years ago

      I have always been a walker. I now go to a gym and walk on the treadmill 30 mins per day. It just makes me feel better.

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      Injured lamb 6 years ago

      Hi Thelma, thanks for being the first here for the comment. Hope you enjoy the writing. Have a nice day.

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      Thelma Alberts 6 years ago from Germany

      Hi! Walking is great for health. I love walking especially on the beach but since the beach is far from where I live now so I walk in the forest. Great hub. Thanks for sharing.