One of my favorite physicians of all time, Hippocrates said, “Walking is man’s best medicine.” He also said, “If you are in a bad mood, go for a walk. If you are still in a bad mood, go for another walk.”
Haha! So what do you think he was trying to tell us with these sayings? To me, they literally sum it all up! Do you know one of the things the longest living people groups on earth have in common? You got it -- they all walk everyday. They walk to their friend’s house, they walk to church, they walk to their communities, they walk to pick food from their garden, they walk, to walk. Walking is such an integral part of their existence. It’s for necessity. It’s for leisure. It’s for pleasure. It’s not as if they have to try to carve out 30 minutes or an hour to go to the gym; their gym is the world around them. They bask in the earth and take it all in.
Most of us today are sedentary. We either work behind a desk all day or sit on the couch and watch TV. I challenge you to do what you can to get more steps in everyday. Park at the back of the lot, take the stairs, be intentional about getting up every half hour to hour and take a short walk, preferably out in the sun if you can.
Speaking of the sun, do you know that most sunscreens block the ability for our bodies to absorb the wonderful Vitamin D from the sun and that more than 75% of us are Vitamin D deficient? We need more sun, not sunscreen! We need to see the sunrise and the sunset. Yes, the sun is good! You can enjoy outdoor activities with our sunshield, knowing that this combination of goodness is protecting, restoring and giving life and love to your skin. So, get out there! Your body, your heart, your mind, and your spirit will thank you.