Day-to-day living was consistently active and tribesmen and women burned thousands of calories. Today it is easy to sit and watch t.v., surf the web, or feel too tired to even walk around the block.
Try to do something.
For the past eight weeks I've been on a "Walk Kansas" team. I've been a runner since age 11 and have never kept a diary of my exercise. Nor do I wear a watch, but am fairly aware of how long I stay out. I also have been a competative musher, skijorer, tennis player. Archery kept me occupied throughout my early life, as did exploring creeks around my family home. Lately I've kept track and see that I've put in an average of 47 miles of running and walking per week, plus swimming, gardening and weights.
For info: http://www.walkkansas.org/ Maybe you can organize such a program in your area?
Speaking (or, writing) of fitness: Congratulations to son Tosh for being named Athlete of the Week of the Jim Thorpe Native American Games. https://www.facebook.com/jtgames12 The Games will be held June 10-17 in Oklahoma City.
|Tosh running steeplechase|
There are many things one can do and walking is one of the easiest. Here is a link to exercise tips on my American Indian Health and Diet page:
Get moving, everyone.