I like to walk, and usually head from my office on Mission Street to our pressroom on Ninth Street to get a fresh paper off the press around noontime.
It’s only a mile, and the waterfront is a lovely place to walk, busy with dog-walkers, bicyclers, baby strollers of all descriptions — a friendly place.
It isn’t heavy exercise, of course.
I have been reading Scientific American’s August issue story about the benefits of exercise, and the negative aspects of not doing it.
Only 52 percent of American adults “are active enough to meet the aerobic exercise guideline” of half an hour of moderate activity five or more days a week, says the study. It notes that for diabetics a mixture of both aerobic and resistance exercise is better than either one alone.
It recommends that most of us would benefit from ramping up what exercise we currently do.
Guess I’ll have to think about that, maybe doing a little trotting along with my walking.