Tag: health

The way of the walker: walking mindfully

Post written in 2015, in which I offer more sage advice to myself about the simple pleasures of walking Walking is one peg in the exercise programme that was part of my boot camp for old age, my year of looking intently at darn near every aspect of my life.  And there’s more to walking […]

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Why older people talk about their ailments

Aunt Beulah posed (indirectly) a fascinating question in her latest blog post: Why, as we grow older, do we feel the urge to discuss our health problems at length, when as children we never did? So many hypotheses rushed into my head that I was forced to share them immediately. Oh dear. So that means I’m a case in […]

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How I became a born-again walker

Who am I to give advice about walking? Somebody who used to be not a human as we know it but a balloon on a string, that’s who. I deeply appreciate the joy of walking for that very reason: for years I was virtually unconscious of my body when out for a trot. All my […]

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9 tips to self for walking young, safe and happy

So, how can we walk more mindfully on our everyday excursions? (Not during a formal walking meditation: that’s a different kettle of fish.) And what can we copy from the best young walkers? And what else makes a walk through town a delicious adventure? These are tips to myself, and some may appeal to you. Some are […]

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These legs were made for walking

Walking. I’ve been doing it for 74 years but I never want to take this miraculous skill for granted. Many of my friends have crook knees or ankles. Some have cranky hips or ceramic hips or bad backs. Some have MS or asthma or bronchiectasis. I’m humbled by their courage and ingenuity as they continue […]

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