As I was going about my daily business today I observed something. You see I choose to walk most places I go because I believe you have two legs so use them. Unless it is necessary why not? We live in a small town and it's take a short amount of time to get most any place here. People now days however look at you with pity or think it's funny to see a person walking any place. They can't fathom why a person would choose to walk. I have even heard of judges looking down on those who don't have cars if they have children. Now I understand to some degree however in a small community really is there a need? I remember as a young girl walking or ridding in my bike EVERYWERE! What is wrong with that? If their is an emergency your going to call 911 anyway right? And how many people in America or the world don't have car? ALOT! Some choose not to and some just can't afford them. Can we really blame them for making smart environmental, Health and financial choices? I believe as Americans we have gotten lazy! It may take longer to get to your destination but the pay off will be big in the end really! There a so many reasons walking makes sense like, saving money on gas, saving wear and tear on your car, better for the environment, plus good old fashioned exercise. So why not walk the next time you have to go to the post office or the store for only a few items and the next time you see a person walking or ridding a bike don't look at them with pity but look at them as wise unless they are weighed down with a ton of stuff or look like they are suffering then offer to help.
Angella M. Trout CNC, RA
As a Nutritional Consultant and Lifestyle Coach I am passionate about teaching others about total balance in health and spirit. As a real life person with real life struggles.