May is Walking Month, and the BBC had a good article the other day to kick things off. It’s about the merits of walking, just for the sake of it.
The author laments the fact that only 17% of our walking trips are “just for walking”. Somewhere along the way to becoming over-scheduled smart-phone addicts, we lost our inclination to meander, and may have stunted our creativity in the process.
Recommended best walking practices:
– Walk further and with no fixed route
– Stop texting and mapping
– Don’t soundtrack your walks
– Go alone
– Find walkable spaces
– Walk mindfully
Let’s reclaim our freedom to roam and our ability to think, by getting out there for some long, purposeless, technology-free walks!