Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Walking, Energy, and Environment
When it comes to getting energy from walking, I think it all depends on the environment one is walking through. When walking in an urban area, I find that walking is mainly just exhausting. There is too much background noise to think clearly and there really is no connection with the Earth. When I walk in a city, my body tends to get fatigued quicker and my mind does not find peace to where i can think about my day, any plans I have, or any problems that i need to solve. However, when i walk through an area that is just nature, like on a hike on a mountain or through the woods, I become reenergized and rejuvenated. I feel energy flow into me. This could possibly be the simple elation i have from being surrounded by nature or it could be a connection that I make with the Earth by becoming part of it. Nevertheless, I can walk for many more miles without feeling fatigue in my muscles. Also, there is a certain peace of mind that comes through nature walking that could explain why everything becomes so much clearer and i feel more energy while walking. For me, gaining or losing energy is all about the environment. Is it the same way for you? If so, where is it that you feel most rejuvenated when walking? If not, why does it not matter the environment for you when walking?