Walking is the slowest too. If you are not in a hurry it may be your ideal way to move. When I walk I usually carry a small backpack. I wear loose fitting comfortable clothes. The same shoes as I do when I bike for transportation-Keen sandals in the Spring, Summer, and Fall, and hiking boots in the Winter or when I am on hikes in the woods.
Thomas Jefferson, who suffered from depression, said he felt the best when he walked three hours a day. Walking is indeed the best medicine one can take.
Fun, free, simple. Walking is the most natural way to move.
My love of walking/ hiking stems from my first hiking trip in Colorado as a child. In my twenties, I picked up a book, The Complete Walker, by Colin Fletcher. If you have not read this book, actually it is more of a guide for hikers and the type of equipment that is best to use on a hiking trip, you should go out and buy it now! His style of writing is fun, humorous, direct, and wraps around a genuine love for walking. He died a few years ago, most believe his life was cut short after he was struck from behind by a car while he was on a walk. He recovered, but was never the same because of the head injury sustained and died a few years later. Whether your a walker, hiker, bicycle tourist who camps, you will benefit from reading his book.
In my opinion life is best lived at the pace of the walker. Secondly as a touring cyclist. Lastly in mass transit. I feel I waste life/time if I am in a car.
There is nothing like walking to get the feel of a country. A fine landscape is likea piece of music; it must be taken at the right tempo. Even a bicycle goes too fast.
- Paul Scott Mower
I have two doctors, my left leg and my right.
- G. M. Trevelyan
All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Walking would teach people the quality that youngsters
find so hard to learn - patience.
- Edward P. Weston