walk. walk! walk?

@zorlone (411)
Philippines
February 1, 2009 5:03am CST
In a world where everything around you is just fifteen minutes away, would you walk? Say for example, your house is strategically located just 15 minutes from school, work, market, church, hospital, library, you name it and you'd be there in just fifteen minutes, would you walk? Of course in this very strategic house of yours, even the weather is perfect! No storms, no snow, no tornados, no bad weather. You'd only get a little sweaty from walking, but that's it!
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@cyberfluf (5005)
• Netherlands
3 Feb 09
This is allmost true for me because the stores, market and library are all 15 minutes away. My school is in another city so I need to go there by train, but the walk to the train is also 15 minutes! And from the train to my school about 5 minutes. The hospital is further away but fortunatly I don't have to go there that often. Why is this true for me you say? I have a balance impairment which prohibits me to ride a bike, and I haven't got a drivers license either. So pretty much my only option is walking or taking a bus/train. Waiting for them is frequently longer than the walk somewhere, so I walk A LOT .
@cyberfluf (5005)
• Netherlands
4 Feb 09
I don't think it's BPPV, at least I am never diagnosed with it. The only thing I know for sure is that it was something I was born with. I've had a balance impairment my whole life and my motor skills are not to good either. The doctor told me they have no clue whether my condition will improve or get worse over the years and that they had no way of testing it either. I guess if it was BPPV they would have told me a lot earlier as I have been in hospitals on and off since I was a child. Allthough, thanks so much for suggesting it! I think it's great you tried to help because it would have been wonderfull if it indeed was curable!
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@zorlone (411)
• Philippines
4 Feb 09
You are welcome, I think it's a habit of any doctor to think about the illness of other people. Thank you for your time!
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@cyberfluf (5005)
• Netherlands
7 Feb 09
I guesm studying to become a pedagogue and I tend to get my own ideas about topics of raising children or about disorders like autism and ADHD aswell . I think it proves you not only have a profession, but that you have 'become' your profession. You have taken this role so serious that it has become a part of your being. Thank you for denoting me best reponse and adding me as a mylot friend .
@oldboy46 (2132)
• Australia
1 Feb 09
Yes it would be an ideal world if that was the case. My partner and I do walk most places locally as nothing is a huge distance in our small town. We walk for a couple of reasons actually. One is for the exercise and to work those muscles that we do not use when we are planting or picking the fruit and vegetables we grow on our small organic farm. The other is financial in that we can see no sense in starting up the car to drive 5 minutes when we can walk the same distance in just a bit more time. The weather is not perfect here but the main things we have to put up with are the occassional storms and of course the very hot weather. We are in drought here and have not had much rain for a long time, so I think we could easily walk in the rain just for the joy of it. Actually walking is better for the environment and it is a good cheap form of exercise for most of us. It is something that we should do as often as possible really. The other alternative of course is to get a pushbike as that is as good as walking any day plus you probably get where you are going a little bit faster than if walking.
@zorlone (411)
• Philippines
1 Feb 09
You must live in a very nice place.. to be able to have an organic farm and be a short walking distance to work. Imagining where you live made me think of the "Segway HT (Human Transporter)." you can take this with you to work. Of course, it beats having a sweat, so maybe for most days, you can just walk. He he he.
@oldboy46 (2132)
• Australia
2 Feb 09
We live on the outskirts of a very small town with a population of only 600 people although there are many more in the district of course. Our farm is also small and when we bought the land, it was not organic so we had to make it that way as it was what we wanted. For the first few years we would grow fruit and vegetables for ourselves plus planted some crops simply to improve the soil. We would give that fruit and vegetables away to local charities but never sold any of it. We chose not to sell anything that we grew in those early years as we wanted to be organic farmers. So to sell produce that had not been organcally certified was not in our best interests. The fact that no actual farming had been done on the land for a few years before we bought it helped and reduced the time till we were able to get or certification as organic farmers. We used no fertilisers, chemicals, herbicides or pesticides at all and in fact still don't use them. We compost and each year grow a small crop on part of the land to work back into the soil. That encourages the worms which improve the soil for organic farming. So it is a healthy lifestyle and we also get to eat good quality foods which we grow ourselves.
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@zorlone (411)
• Philippines
2 Feb 09
Thanks for sharing! Do you have photos of your organic farm? would like to see it too! He he he! I would like to commend you and your partner for doing a good job! The worms are probably healthiest in your garden. LOL!!! Just kidding! I too am a believer in preserving the earth, and am doing my best in my own way. Growing an organic garden will definitely be on my list and would definitely seek advise from you when the time comes. Hope to hear from you again!
@peavey (16588)
• United States
2 Feb 09
I would, I would! Walking is the best exercise for the entire body, they say. My biggest problem is that I hate to shop for groceries so when I go, I buy a lot at one time to avoid having to go back for awhile. I don't know how I'd carry all that home if I were walking!
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@zorlone (411)
• Philippines
3 Feb 09
HI! At least you remember what you were supposed to buy when you go to the grocery. That's a neat talent. He he he. I can't seem to remember everything i needed even if I write them down. Well, like what i said to oldboy46, you could get a Segway HT, but I guess it would ruin your exercise. A push cart perhaps? LOL. Happy mylotting!
@peavey (16588)
• United States
3 Feb 09
Well, I don't always remember! But they say that walking will clear the mind, so maybe there's hope. :)
• Philippines
4 Feb 09
i rather walk...and i'll gonna used my precious feet given by our God...to walk is consider as an exercise..i walk not only 15 minutes but beyond 15 minutes i could walk even if it reaches miles away...
@zorlone (411)
• Philippines
4 Feb 09
That's good! Walk while you can and enjoy the scenery! Clear your mind while walking and don't forget, look where you are going!
@missybear (11396)
• United States
3 Feb 09
I like to walk, I don't have a car so everywhere I go I walk. I take the Bus to work because it's to far to walk but when I go to the store or shopping I walk. Luckily everything I need is in walking distance. Sometimes when I have nothing to do I just go for a walk.
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• Philippines
1 Feb 09
i always walk from our house goin to SM or Robinsons because it's indeed walking distance...but if i'm with my kids...definitely not helpful....i might not get to my destination and instead keep on chasing them.
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@zorlone (411)
• Philippines
1 Feb 09
LOL! That walk will end up being a "run after the kids" scene. No, we don't want that. He he he! Thanks for writing!
@GADHISUNU (2164)
• India
1 Feb 09
If what you say were true. I would [B]only[/B] walk.That way I would be giving compulsory exercise to myself. But for me, things of interest(say, library) and necessity(say, my work-place)are not within that time-value of distance. My office if I choose to walk is a good 45 minutes of a slightly relaxed walking or a 35-minute profuse sweating brisk-walk from my home. I could really convert my going to office a regular exercise routine. But I think of what all I could do in 45 minutes. At least in the morning the weather is not a put off at all except in the rainy season. Evenings it could get late with late-stays at office necessitated. Further the pollution due to heavy traffic and almost absent walk-ways are the real put-offs. I am really pressed for time esp. for my academic pursuits entered into primarily to counter the repetitive boredom of my job. So, I jealously conserve time. But yeah I must exercise by forcefully sacrificing some those goodies I give to myself on the intellectual side. This has been the constant rub between me and my brother who is highly critical of my lifestyle, he living in the US and constantly aware of preserving health as the fitness-freak behavior is more there. In short what you say were true I would love to walk, not only I will simply forget any other means.
@zorlone (411)
• Philippines
1 Feb 09
Ah.. if things were only that simple... Well, the hard reality is that this is just a hypothetical scenario, but feel free to correct me if you know such place.