Walking

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Kayla Calfee Section 01

What I have learned this semester This semester I have learned that there is so much more to walking than just simply walking. Mentally while walking around now, whether I am walking around UTC’s campus or walking around the mall, I think more about the way I am walking. I always think of the way I hold my hands and the way I pick up my legs and roll my feet. I have also learned from walking for fitness class how to walk distances in a shorter time and I also feel as if I can walk longer distances with less energy.
When this class first started I felt so silly walking the way we were told to but now after I have walked that way so much I feel silly walking the way I did before. From this walking class I have learned that when I am walking I have learned that I always need to walk in a relaxed manner and try to walk tall and hold my head high. I am all the time constantly checking to make sure that my posture while walking is very good.
I also have learned this semester from walking for fitness class that walking is the easiest way to start getting more active. It is also such an easy solution that can help with weight management. I find it to be really helpful considering I am always dealing with such a busy schedule.
Another thing I have learned from this class is how walking helps reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety. I find this knowledge so helpful because with such a busy schedule just finding the time this semester to take study breaks and to go walk for an hour or so really does help me. Walking also helps with reducing stress. I plan on continuing walking for at least an hour weekly just to help me to take a break from all of the stressfulness that comes along with being in college and studying engineering, juggling a job, and trying to find enough time to eat and sleep as well as seeing my family…...

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