In the 60 minutes interview, President elect Obama said he missed “going for a walk.”
Our third president, Thomas Jefferson, said: “Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far.”
With the current fitness problems in America, I hope one of the things President Obama will do is to encourage people to just get out and go for a walk.
One of the local TV stations here is involved in “community walks.”
One of the things I’ve noticed is that when I have a problem at work, the easiest way to find a solution is go for a brisk walk. Somehow walking clears my mind and the solution becomes obvious. It doesn’t work with swimming, running or biking, because you have to pay close attention to what you’re doing.
Walking is indeed the best possible exercise, and I hope as President, Mr. Obama will be able to indulge his desire to walk.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I believe I’ll go for a walk in this beautiful autumn weather.