born to be walkers
(adapted from a piece by Dr. Dale E. Turner)
Jogging is a popular fad, but walking is a human tradition.
We were born to be walkers.
Other forms of life creep, crawl, hop, leap, bound, gallop, swim
- but humans walk -
and many of us find it to be a great delight.
A regular schedule of walking boosts mental, emotional, spiritual
and physical health. It can lower high blood pressure, keep arteries
healthy, relieve tension and anxiety and calm a troubled mind.
Walking is the exercise that needs no gym.
It is the prescriprion without medicine,
a tranquiliiser without a pill,
weight control without a diet,
therapy without a psychoanalyst,
and a vacation that doesn't cost a penny.
If we were born to be walkers
we were also born naked
so we were born to be naturist walkers.