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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Brain vs. Brawn


Walking and running are both considered physical activities. The type of physicality they require, however, can be very different.

Running is a good cardio workout. It gets your heart rate up and is a good way to distract yourself with natural sights instead of the hard work your body is doing. I find it a very good way to blow off some steam when I am frustrated or upset. It allows you to test your own stamina and endurance while you push your body to do better each time you set out. It does in a sense, demonstrate your own mortality, but it also lets you strengthen yourself and improve your health in order to take care of the physical body you have.

Walking is a good way of strengthening your mind. The mild movement allows you to get your blood flowing while not straining yourself so that you have energy to deeply think. This allows you to think over not only your own life and things you have personally going on, but the bigger philosophical questions of the world. Whatever you may choose to ponder on your stroll, walking allows you to do more strengthening of the mind and soul over your body.

This is why I feel it is important to have both types of activity in our routines. Our physical and mental strength go hand in hand, and as we get older it will be important to keep both aspects sharp in order to lead healthy, happy lives.

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