Thursday, October 24, 2019

Inadvertent Walking

Think back to when you did a lot of walking and you'll probably recall your school days. I walked to and from high school but easily walked several miles more every school day while in college. 

I didn't own a car until law school. [Bigger books, you know.] 

In those days of yore, you seldom thought of how much you walked because it was done as a matter of course. It was no big deal and everyone else was doing it.

That may be the secret of walking more: link the walking to a particular task so you focus more on the task and less on the walking.

Side Note: David McCullough's book The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris, covers the period 1830 to 1900. It has some fascinating stories of how much people walked in those days. Truly impressive amounts.

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