Walking offers connections to other people, even when you walk alone.
Walking feels good for us because it is good for us.
It’s not just a luxury, but a necessity for our well-being. This was never more apparent than during the lockdowns of 2020-2021.
Walking is mundane but beneficial – both physically, but also for our connection to the world.
No matter how momentary or trivial it may seem, bumping into someone on the street and talking to them does us a world of good.
With societal loneliness at an all-time high, getting out for a walk is now more important than ever.
Research is increasingly showing that walking helps improve strength, emotional well-being, and even memory.
It’s no surprise that the Christain scriptures hold walking as the greatest importance.
Christians are encouraged to walk in the light, walk in the truth, and yield to God in every step of every walk.
Because a walk with the Father is where the deepest connection, and truest health, can be found.
“For You have delivered my soul from death, Indeed my feet from stumbling, So that I may walk before God In the light of the living.” Pslam 56:13
Check out these helpful links from the show:
- Here’s the study on the tracking of white matter in the human brain (published in 2018 via the journal Neuroimage)
- In 2018 the UK appointed a Minister for Loneliness. Here’s what Time magazine had to say about it
- Here’s a wonderful guide on the benefits of just walking
- And finally, here’s a great bible study on “the secret of walking with God”
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