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Jun 5Liked by Adam B. Coleman

Sometimes I get a bit misty-eyed when you talk about your wife and your marriage. It really is wonderful to see you both working hard to maintain your relationship and keep it healthy and happy. (Also - hugely impressed by the 12,000 steps! Wow.)

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Thank you :)

You can do it too. It's far easier than you might think.

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Jun 5Liked by Adam B. Coleman

Next time you have a chance to check out a colonial cemetery, notice how old people lived. People who survived childhood tended to live long lives. They had what we would consider an unhealthy diet, but people walked *everywhere* they went.

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Jun 5Liked by Adam B. Coleman

I picked up walking when we got our first Blue Heeler. I promised her we would walk everyday. 2 miles turned into 4 and almost everyday… even below zero blizzard conditions… exhilarating. Now it is my 2nd heeler and same promise. Before I retired it was early mornings, 5 to 6 AM now a little later 7-8.AM. Best time of my day.

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Jun 5Liked by Adam B. Coleman

Careful! Too much "wellness" could turn you into a "fascist":

https://rwmalonemd.substack.com/p/wellness-is-a-gateway-to-right-wing

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LOL I'm not one already?!

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Jun 5Liked by Adam B. Coleman

I really appreciate your sharing this, Adam. There are people in my life who don't exercise because they simply don't see the benefit. You do a great job of making it sound accessible and enjoyable, versus intimidating and miserable.

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My pleasure! Yeah, I think the way we talk about working out is that you need to run or participate in strenuous activity only. Walking gives the same benefits, it just requires more of it. The tradeoff is that you're not constantly sore and far less likely to get injured.

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Love this @Adam - it may have been during lockdown where I really stepped up the walking. There is simply no other way that I can get into a proactive brain/creative space where I'm above the routines and grind of life.

I'm envious that your wife is able to do this with you... perhaps if I slowed my own pace down I could enjoy the same relational benefit as you have!

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Give it a shot. Meet them where they're at speed wise. Over time they'll get faster.

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Jun 5Liked by Adam B. Coleman

Great insights from your personal experience. Walking, especially as I've gotten older and was recovering from back surgery, has become my go to exercise. It's good for me both mentally and physically, as well as for my dog. I'm going to take you up on your suggestion and include my wife too. Looking forward to it. Thanks Adam.

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Enjoy your walks together! You're welcome :)

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Jun 5Liked by Adam B. Coleman

As I'm also a walker, I appreciate your insight.

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No problem fellow walker

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Great post! My husband and I don't get to walk together often, but we do enjoy hiking together when we can. It's amazing how much stuff a good hike can straighten out.

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