Hall's Rules of Social Order

Hall’s Rule of Social Order #151

5 March, 2012 (12:00) | Hall's Rules of Social Order

Walking is not exercise.

It’s just necessary.  By dedicating an hour to walk, you’re just dedicating time to do more than necessary.   Walking is like breathing or eating in that it’s a basic life function, and if you’re having to practice walking, you’re in bad shape.  I can totally agree with people that find walking relaxing or therapeutic, but exercise is not supposed to be either of those.  At the very least you have to be climbing a hill or something.  If you want exercise, a better use of your time than walking an hour, is to drive home, do 30 minutes of yoga, and then go to bed.  As a guy who walks at least 3 miles commuting to and from work, I can tell you that walking is not worth the effort.  you’re fooling yourself if you think you’re doing something significant for your health.  STEP IT UP AND GO DO SOMETHING ACTIVE.