Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Is your walking intentional or unintentional? Most of it will be unintentional - rather, as a product of daily life. We typically must walk around the house, at our place of work, to run errands, etc. Most of us can't NOT walk.

What about intentional walking? That's what most of this blog is about. But, we shouldn't dismiss the unintentional. Since the American Heart Association and other 'healthy' organizations encourage us to walk 6000 steps a day, we can wear a pedometer to determine how close to that we come without 'intentional' walking.

That said - we NEED to do some intentional walking. That unintentional stuff is all fine and well. We usually can't avoid it no matter how we might try. How many times have you driven around a parking lot to get a 'good' parking spot - meaning the one closest to the door? Guilty.

The unintentional walking is good for us. It'll keep our bodies in better shape than doing no walking at all. Once we confine ourselves, or are confined or unable to walk, it's really difficult to maintain a healthy (or even reasonable) body weight. But, the unintentional walking is what'll keep our heads on straight, make our lives better, bring us all the added benefits that I've written about before.

So, do the unintentional all you must - but head for the intentional too. It's a completely different mind-set that comes over us when we walk intentionally. It's a whole different mind-set that gets us out the door to walk (or to the gym or mall or around the living room) to improve our health and quality of life.

It's the intentional that'll keep us moving forward at our best.

Remember my 100% GUARANTEE. Should you decide to stop walking and resume your old habits, I personally guarantee that you'll get back 100% of your former life - your pain, your lifestyle, your attitude.

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