Monday, August 23, 2021

Benefits of Walking for Enjoyment

This broadcast is a reading of one of the chapters of a book about the healthy habit of walking, using some history as a reference. It is good for listening while going about your life in the home.


The book I read from quoted physicians from current times and past times, promoting walking to reduce anxiety. I thought it was appropriate to mention it because of the abnormal amount of anxiety people are suffering these days. 

I cannot give enough credit to the author of this book. It is very fine.


Flossy said...

G'day Lydia!!! Thanks so much for another wonderful video... I so agree about your comments on raising children. My two sons are grown and independent with their own families now and I'm so proud that they have turned out to be good & kind men!! That was my main focus on raising them - not so much about the academic side that seems to be pushed on children so much these days!! Take care!!

Kathleen said...

I want to say my favorite parts of your videos is your encouragement to dress up for the day. I’ve purchased some pretty dresses on Poshmark and have received so many compliments when I go out to do errands. I also love wearing an apron and got a beautiful one at a garage sale for $1!!

I really enjoyed your reading on walking and like listening to your calming voice when I fold laundry (least fav job).

Please keep making your videos as it’s hard to find other people interested in the things pertaining to home and family.

I have a fun story about a project I did over the winter I will share sometime- I have a feeling you would like it!

Kathleen in Ohio

Rachel said...

Dear Lydia,
Thank you for another inspiring post. I bought the book “The Jane Austen Diet” some time ago because you recommended it, and I like revisiting it now and then. There´s so much wisdom and fun in it!

Listening to your reading about today´s topic, I remembered this quote by the Danish philosopher Kierkegaard, who shared Austen´s views on the need of moving:
“Above all, do not lose your desire to walk. Everyday, I walk myself into a state of well-being & walk away from every illness. I have walked myself into my best thoughts, and I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it. But by sitting still, & the more one sits still, the closer one comes to feeling ill. Thus if one just keeps on walking, everything will be all right.”(― Søren Kierkegaard, from a letter to his favourite niece, Henriette Lund, in 1847)

I´ve recently started to go for my daily walk when it´s still dark, before the heat of the day, to breathe the fresh air of the morning, watch the sun rising, order my thoughts and pray as I walk. I get home before anyone is up and then give myself the luxury of a delicious breakfast. It certainly changes one´s perspective of things and makes me happy (I think it has to do with endorphines, the happiness hormones :))

Lydia said...

Rachel, I’ll read that when I make another walking broadcast Thanks! How do you pronounce the authors name?

Rachel said...

Well, I think you must pronounce it as it´s written, /´Kir-ke-gaard/, with the stress on the first syllable. It looks like, although they were not contemporaries, they shared some 19th century common wisdom :)

Rebecca said...


This was such a wonderful talk. Your listeners, myself included, are greatly encouraged by the wisdom you share and the loveliness with which you share it. I love what you read and your own beautiful additions at the end. During one of the most confusing and mixed up times in American history, your contribution to the institution of the godly home is invaluable. Thank you so much!

Janine said...

Loved this! Sounds like an interesting book. When my son was antsy during homeschooling I'd tell him to take laps around the interior of our house. Every day at 4:00 we'd go for a walk. I went mornings by myself. Years later, my husband now joins me, but our son prefers other exercise. Our favorite day was always homeschool park day once a month...some of our best memories and lasting friendships. And I certainly do not regret the days when we had to get to the park simply because it was so beautiful out. Errand day always ended with a trip to a different park. Sometimes we'd see a new park and pull over just to try everything out once, go down the slide three times and then jump back into the car to continue to our destination. So glad I took the extra time!

Joyful Mama said...

Thank you so much for sharing this. I am going to order that book now. I think it would be a good idea to read it. I really admire you for doing these videos. You really take the Titus 2, teaching the younger women to heart. I am so grateful to have the internet and you in my home in this capacity.