Why don't people spend more time walking?

United States
February 4, 2009 12:25pm CST
I don't see anyone walking anymore. When I'm walking down the street everyone asks me if I need a ride. I do it for health reasons and I love to walk. People are just getting fatter and lazier with every new technology it seems. Well cars aren't new but people rather drive a car then walk. I feel bad for people that don't walk there only hurting themselves. What do you think?
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@kimmy01 (69)
5 Feb 09
I always walk, and agree people of today are getting lazier. This is turn is leading to ill health and obesity! Maybe if people decided to walk more rather than getting out the car for every journey they take, things will improve? Me and my family walk for pleasure at the weekend, we take the dogs, pack up some lunch and head out in the countryside for a day of walking. Its a great way to clear the mind, and makes you feel much better about yourself,whilst obviously improving your health and fitness! Get walking people, every little helps! Happy MyLotting!
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• United States
6 Feb 09
Everyone needs to walk its only natural. Your only hurting yourself if you don't attempt to get out there and take a walk. Why take the car when the store is a block away. I think America would be a lot thinner if more people walked.
@teka44 (3425)
• Brazil
4 Feb 09
Hi money. I agree with you dear, walking and use our legs is good for health. I know some people that if need to go to some place in the end of the street take the car to go. It is why many people when get age can't walk because the legs became atrophyed. I like to walk because is good for health, you meet people, you can see things, you can talk with people and play with their pets. In the same time you are improving your blood circulation. Have a nice day.
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@teka44 (3425)
• Brazil
7 Feb 09
Thanks for the best response dear.
• United States
5 Feb 09
I havent got out to do walks in the last couple years, although I love to take walks over riding bikes, or blading or anything else. We have several walking trails around my area, and there are always tons of people on them here... but more so in the summer vs the winter...LOL of course!! last year I had a baby and she was not happy in her stroller, I have a feeling we will be walking everywhere this summer as I need to get out to do more excercise and she will be 18 months this summer and I know she is going to love it outside...my son does!!
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@smacksman (6074)
5 Feb 09
If you were walking back from the supermarket with 6 bags of shopping weighing you down would you accept the offer of a lift? haha It is good to walk. It is also good to drive and good to fly or go by train when the circumstances lend themselves to that mode of travel.
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@jessi0887 (2794)
• United States
4 Feb 09
I dont walk around here for alot of reasons. One i live on a dirt road. Two its hard to walk everywhere when you have to have your two year old on your hip. ALthough i can't walk much around here i try to go and walk other ways. When i go to the park i am walking around while my son is playing. Instead of being a parent sitting by watching. I go to walmart and walk around. I go to walmart alot. I visit the mall every now and then just to walk around the mall. So even if i can't walk around my road i walk. If my car wasn't parked on the fifth floor i might even consider taking the stairs but i dont want to induce my pelvic pain by straining.
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• Philippines
4 Feb 09
That is what I am wondering also why people are so lazy now a days? Even in the grocery store? some fat people use to ride on that driving cart when they go to the isle and look for the stuff they are going to buy. I can't believe they would not be able to walk? except if they are truly disable but they are not? They are just lazy to walk around and strecth their muscles. Yes, people choose to drive than walk even to their mailbox. This is the reason why there are many obese people everywhere in the world because they are lazy to exercise.
@maezee (32260)
• United States
4 Feb 09
I agree! I try to walk as much as possible, although it's nearly impossible to do so in the winter-time where I live (Minnesota, USA) because it gets SO UNBEARABLY COLD! In my neighborhood, the people who walk are usually just teenagers walking together (and being really loud & obnoxious of course). I suppose it all depends on WHERE you live. About ten miles away (near where I work), there's a HUGE lake and around twenty-five miles of trails (which, in the middle of a city setting is pretty unusual!) and there are people CONSTANTLY taking advantage of the trails by running, doing aerobics, biking, going on picnics, walking their dogs, swimming, and so on. It's nice to see that not only they're taking care of themselves but helping the environment out as well! I love walking, although it's time-consuming and can get exhausting if you do it for a few hours. I love the way you feel after walking - refreshed! There are plenty of people walking in my city - so maybe the laziness is just exclusive to where you live?
• Hong Kong
14 Mar 09
I think people are just get used to that kind of comfort of sitting in a car and don't need to walk. I personally think that would make me feel so lazy. I couldn't stand it and I would insist walking every day to get some exercise! I am not that sporty already and if I don't walk, then I probably would be wasting the body that I have. I try to walk more in this new year of 2009 *smiles*.
• United States
9 Feb 09
To make an insanely long story short, I would love to walk more but my lower lumbar (back) problems prevent a good long walk. Also, for some odd reason, the sides of my ankles tend to tighten up terribly. Regardless of how I do pre-walk stretches. I used to be super active in sports before my injury, so I know all the warm up and cool down routines and the proper way to walk etc etc. So, lack of knowledge isn't the issue with me. But my ankles tighten up a lot and it's painful, and it prevents me from walking any decent distance. But I need to find a way around that so I can walk more (and around my back problem) as I sit day and night at home (I work from home on the computer) and I'm spreading out in the middle like there's no tomorrow. I'm eating healthy and light, but I'm still spreading. I have a fluffy tummy! LOL
@jickyeung (201)
• Hong Kong
8 Feb 09
Hi moneymommy. I guess that most people are either too busy or lazy. When they have spare time, many of them prefer sleeping, playing or invest on their interest rather than walking. For me, walking is my interest, when I am off duty and if my condition is fine, I certain go for a walk, which takes at least 30 minutes. I sometimes walk from my office back to my home, which takes about 3 to 4 hours. My colleagues cannot understand how good walking is. Walking is not just exercise. I can see many interesting things on the way - the people, the cars, the old buildings, the birds, the dogs. I can choose to be relax or to think of solutions for problems I encountered throughout the day.