walking, feldenkrais and “heart health”

Are you old enough to remember that book "Passages" by Gail Sheehy? It was a staple in my house growing up in Texas. Though I never took the time to read it until recently when I moved into the 5th decade of my life (I will be 51 very soon).

In a later version of the book, Gail makes the case that walking 30-minutes a day can improve health, cognition and longevity. I did a couple of google searches to see how well her assertion has stood the test of time. An article from Harvard Medical School sums it up quite nicely in a review of the literature that reads (in part):

"...walking reduces the risk of cardiovascular events by 31% cuts the risk of dying by 32%... in both men and women. Protection was evident even at distances of just 5½ miles per week and at a pace as casual as about 2 miles per hour."

So, even walking slowly, just a short distance every day can have major health benefits..:

Now, you don't need Feldenkrais to walk...but if you want to add an additional layer of agility, learning and FUN to your walking sessions I pulled together two different time-tested Feldenkrais series that can help you increase your balance, stability and agility.

Check them out?


to your health!