Walking is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to exercise. Experts agree that you should get 30 minutes of moderate-level physical activity on most days of the week — walking is one of these activities. There are also has several health benefits of walking, such as reducing your risk of certain medical conditions (such as high blood pressure and heart disease), reducing depression, and helping you sleep better.
By Heather Callaghan
Such a walk conjures images of Forrest Gump, and, like his character, it wasn't for physical health reasons that German man Christoph Rehage decided to take that long walk all across China. Something inside of him drove him to it. He walked for nearly a year. It changed his life forever.
He says “I like walking because it makes you own your way…I visit a place by train, and I am a tourist, I walk to the same place on foot, and the place is suddenly mine, we belong together, I don’t feel like an alien anymore.”
When you see the video, do you notice a difference in his countenance? His demeanor? What do you think of what he did – would you ever do the same?
See if his inner burning was ever requited…
The transformation is shocking. The only other thing I can say is – you're going to love this!
Experts agree that physical activity is one of the cornerstones for good health, and walking is one of the easiest (and cheapest) ways to be physically active. All you need is a good pair of shoes, and you can do it almost anywhere and at any time.
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