Well having taken to morning walking these days I find a lot of things about the people who come for the morning sojourn.
There are firstly the fashion conscious types. You can see them with the latest labels and they have the invariable earphones sticking out from their branded togs. They are the nouveau chic and the hep crowd just in from Dubai after the Diwali Holidays. The others are the real loud ones. They walk with their small radios, mobiles turned on at full volume. Can’t miss them at all.
But then the real serious ones are those that come in early and stay till late plus busy talking shop albeit a bit more loudly so that everyone is tuned into their broadcast and comments. Must eavesdrop into some of these conversations and get a few market tips and gossip.
But the keep fit all the time ones are aplenty. A 3 km walk around the Race Course Ring road can do wonders for the observation powers of us. We see the long lost friends and the real fast walkers. Some of them are able to keep on walking and shouting ” Hey doc..” and then I look at him bewildered and though not a Doc I realize he has mistaken me for someone else..All I pray is that this will happen only once as otherwise the wife who now started walking with me.. ( more seriously ) will start doubting me and my double life.. After all these TV soaps always have these archetypes who introduce a long lost spouse, lady love after 50 episodes..or so.
Well let me end with a few tips on how to do good in the daily walk for maximum benefit.
1. A strong brisk walk in the morning of 3 kms of 30 minutes. Target to do 2 rounds after 2 months. This should be started with light exercises and end with the same
2. A Medium pace walk in the evening BEFORE dinner of at least 20 minutes plus. Helps to clear away days worries, builds a light appetite and gets you comfortable to sleep
3. Cardio. Exercises light weights with dumbells, 20 push ups, 10 minutes Yogic deep breathing in the terrace at least twice a week for all round circulation and Brain food.
So here we go and let us attain deep oxygen, less stress and better ability to face the bigger challenges.
Have fun and a Happy walking day.