In Praise of Walking

By Ray Fosterrlf@mt-rushmore.net

 

 

The Health Reformer 07-01-1872

Walking, in all cases where it is possible, is the best exercise, because in walking, all the muscles are brought into action. Many who depend upon the movement-cure could, by exercise, accomplish more for themselves than the movements can do for them. There is no exercise that can take the place of walking. Want of exercise causes the bowels to become enfeebled and shrunken. Exercise will strengthen these organs that have become enfeebled for want of use. The circulation of the blood is greatly improved by the act of walking. The active use of the limbs will be of the greatest advantage to invalids.

 

Healthful Living page 129

570. There is no exercise that can take the place of walking. By it the circulation of the blood is greatly improved. . . . Walking, in all cases where it is possible, is the best remedy for diseased bodies, because in this exercise all of the organs of the body are brought into use.

One of the most healing places to walk in the world is in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

Visit the Black Hills Health and Education Center at http://bhhec.org or

Phone 1 (800) 658-5433