The Froth of Fitness
So much is made of the needs today to participate in a walking regime.
- Specialized shoes or boots
- Waterproof jackets
- Blister-reducing stockings
- Quick-dry trousers and t-shirts
- A fleece in case it suddenly turns cold
- A hat or a bandana for the sun
- Sun screen SPH- appropriate
- A day sack
- Walking poles
- I-pod and preselected tunes for your listening pleasure
- A personal medical kit
- A refillable water bottle
- A pedometer (now, of course, complete with GPS and heart rate monitor)
Get over yourself.
People have been walking for centuries. (You will as you leave the computer to go on about your daily business.)
Preselect the things that are the necessaries for what YOU are planning.
- I need appropriate shoes, my medical ID, and a light jacket. I like a cap. (I always take my phone.)
- I have already checked the sun and temperatures. I’m only planning to go to the local nature trail- a five minute drive. (Yes, I probably need to take some water, but often I don’t.)
- Of course, if I plan (when I plan) to go farther way… I will take some more appropriate items.
- You can always keep the majority of thing in a lightweight backpack. Check the backpack weekly for appropriate necessities.
When you feel the urge, or should feel the urge, garb the backpack and take off.
OF COURSE, your doctor should always know when you are beginning a new exercise regime and be onboard! (He might even have a few helpful pointers.)
Written for The Daily Post: Froth I have been having problems finding something of meaning to create an answer for the prompts this year. So I decided to strengthen and tighten my focus. My chosen topics are as follows: (Monday) Life in Retirement; (Tuesday) Hobbies: Archaeology and Astronomy; (Wednesday) Fitness; (Thursday) Chores; (Friday) Writing; (Saturday) Hobbies: Music and Photography; and (Sunday) Hobbies: Gardening and Birdwatching.