Think Thin Thursday ~ Never Take Walking for Granted Again

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We often take the the simple act of walking for granted. Have you ever taken a moment to actually consider what is happening in your legs with each step you take. Wrapping ourselves about the workings of our bones and skeleton it's the muscles that do all of the work to get and keep us moving. A series of perfectly timed contractions triggered by nerve impulses via the fuel we use to energize our bodies. Keep in mind there are as many as 840 muscles in the human body with about half of them being of concern only to Doctors and specialists in certain anatomical fields of study. That leaves roughly four hundred attached to our skeleton's 200+ bones always pulling in opposite directions to stabilize and move us through our daily lives. Here's what our leg muscles are up to when we walk!  

The point I'm trying to make is that there are an infinite amount of minuscule variations of where these muscles attach, the capacity of work they can endure and the maximum force they can exert in each movement. When someone tells you that they get enough exercise at work that just isn't the case. Exercise takes your muscles to their limits in a controlled and safe manner while obtaining a high degree of nerve activity which stimulates the muscles to grow. Walking from your desk to the printer or copier does not do that!



Video courtesy of The CARDAN Learning Portal

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Comments (10)

Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Good morning neighbor to my north, fascinating stuff for sure. Walk on!

Jul 12, 2018 04:03 AM
Kevin J. May

How's your tibialis anterior doing today Marco?

Jul 12, 2018 06:52 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kevin J. May,

Wow..great movie t show you how many mucle groups are in your body. Walking is good for your body and good for your soul

Jul 12, 2018 04:50 AM
Kevin J. May

A lot more to it than meets the eye isn't it Dorie!

Jul 12, 2018 06:49 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Kevin J. May if one is not able to do strength training, walking works well to keep those muscles in motion and toned...

Jul 12, 2018 04:52 AM
Kevin J. May

Walking is literally the first step to fitness Barbara!

Jul 12, 2018 06:48 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Kevin. Living in downtown Chicago, walking is the primary mode of transportation. And, I still need to step it up! Enjoy your day!

Jul 12, 2018 05:46 AM
Kevin J. May

Get it in gear Wayne, city dwelling is a faded memory for me!

Jul 12, 2018 06:47 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Good morning Kevin,

I have never taken walking for granted...those muscles love to move.  Thank you for this post. A

Jul 12, 2018 06:16 AM
Kevin J. May

In my eyes you're always walking on sunshine Alexandra!

Jul 12, 2018 06:46 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Kevin-  Walking is definitely not taken for granted in our household. Before Larry's neurosurgery, he walked but with increasing difficulty. We now do 1 to 1.5 miles before breakfast and take several walks throughout the day. Loved the video!!!

Jul 14, 2018 11:57 AM
Kevin J. May

I absolutely love that you both can understand the cumulative effect that walking has. Plus there's  the visual benefit of actually seeing and smelling Delray's great surroundings which are inevitably shared with us here.

Jul 14, 2018 12:30 PM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Kevin, great video with some great information and I walk & hike often ;o)

Jul 15, 2018 09:01 AM
Kevin J. May

Keep on Truckin' VB!

Jul 15, 2018 01:34 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Kevin.  I have been a convert to walking since my first fit-bit device three years ago.  I now walk at least 10 minutes every hour and mostly a bit more.

Jul 16, 2018 05:23 AM
Kevin J. May

Fitbit is the greatest thing to come along since sliced bread in my opinion. Instant feedback is a wonderful thing where health is concerned.

Jul 16, 2018 12:04 PM
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Walking and my elliptical Kevin J. May I gave up my long-distance running many, many years ago!

Jul 16, 2018 01:00 PM
Kevin J. May

I've probably run 6 or 7 miles at a go less than 20 times in my life. I could never see the need for all that wear and tear Lisa. Now those days are all but memories. 

Jul 16, 2018 06:32 PM
Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles real estate concierge services

I will never take walking for granted again, the little we do here in L.A. anyway. And here we have such terrible sidewalks another thing not to take for granted is surviving a walk without tripping over a paving stone, which I did recently. 

Jul 17, 2018 06:24 PM
Kevin J. May

You're making me grateful for the trails and sidewalks around here. Tripping definitely isn't a welcome event anytime or anywhere.

Jul 17, 2018 07:39 PM