Regular walking is great for us in many ways. It’s good not only for our physical health, but for our happiness and wellbeing as well. People throughout history realized this fact, including many famous ones.
Enjoy these quotes on walking to inspire you to integrate more walking into your life!
1. “An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.” – Henry David Thoreau
There is nothing like getting out of bed and simply walking outside through crisp morning air to kickstart your day. It’s a great way to plan your day in a relaxing way. Or you can choose to not think at all and just get moving!
2. “Walking is good for solving problems. It’s like the feet are little psychiatrists.” – Pepper Giardino
Whenever you feel down, or just feel you have a lot of personal issues to sort out, go for a walk. It’s amazing how you can objectively think about your situation while moving.
3. “Walking is man’s best medicine”.- Hippocrates
People get focused on miracle diets and intense exercise routines for their health. These can be stressful and hard to keep up. But the simple action of going on regular, relaxing yet brisk walks does wonders for your health.
4. “But the beauty is in the walking – we are betrayed by destinations” -Gwyn Thomas
Everyone wants to go somewhere — to be somewhere else. Life itself at times seems to be a journey where the important thing is the destination. However although we are driven to reach destinations, the beauty of life — as well as a good walk — is the journey itself. When walking, even to a fixed place like your office at work from your car, don’t focus solely on the destination, but enjoy what you experience now on the walk itself.
5. “Go for long walks and try to create something new every day.” – C.C. Chapman
Walking brings out your creativity. Studies have shown this to be true. When you want to brainstorm new ideas, nothing beats going on a long walk to do it.
6. The moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow – Henry David Thoreau
When you walk, your mind relaxes and thoughts come easily. As you start your walk, you can almost see the various thoughts and questions raising their hands for your attention. Use walks to think about things that need to be worked through. For whatever reason, movement seems to enable some heavy thinking, but in a less stressful way than if you were still.
7. “The sum of the whole is this: walk and be happy; walk and be healthy” – Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens, who was a very avid walker, summed things up good with this quote. It’s worth building a good habit of steady regular walking to help all areas of your life.
For more, check out this other article I wrote on the benefits of walking: