National Walking Day every year is on the first Wednesday in April; this year it falls on the 6th. Plan to go take a hike and more, but don’t stop there. According to The National Today website, “walking for thirty to sixty minutes per day may sound like it isn’t much, but studies have shown that it can drastically improve your health and even prevent ailments such as type 2 diabetes, cancer, and heart disease.”
For my regular Blog readers, you may have noticed that my Blogs have not appeared weekly over the past month. I have been on a “hike” courtesy of Regenerative Medicine and Orthobiologics. First, it was a ski week in Colorado, then came a long weekend of fly fishing for trout in Wisconsin when a brief thaw happened. This past week, we traveled to Palm Springs to watch my 12-year-old grandson in a top-tiered tennis tournament to which he had been invited; while he didn’t win, he played well against the top age-related competition in the country. Then, we moved on to hiking in 80 degrees temperatures touring Joshua Tree National Park; quite a hike. None of this would have been possible without the biologic knee and hip injections I had received over the last three to four years.
As I sit at my computer writing the Blog today, two days after having returned to Chicago, the temperature is 41 degrees with a 100% chance of rain. Southwest Wisconsin, where I had fished in 60 to 70-degree temperatures three weekends ago is covered by several inches of new snow. More Blogworthy though is the arrival of my 4 1/2-month-old grandson from Atlanta with his mother and father for a ten-day visit. The significance of the visit is not only the family get-together but the preparation. I had to carry 10 packages up to our third floor delivered by Amazon and other online resources this past Thursday so we could meet our grandson’s needs. Then, I had to schlep the large containers down three flights of stairs to our recycling containers in the basement. Next came the trekking up the three fights with luggage when our family arrived yesterday.
I share all this with you so my Blog reader will understand there are more ways to take a hike than a mere walk in the park. There are activities of daily living, recreation, and work-related as well.
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As Woody Guthrie sang “This Land Is Your Land” so go walk that ribbon of highway and see that endless skyway. Now go take a hike.