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Happy New Year everyone and welcome to 2011!  After all of the cookies, candy and gifting, I thought it would be nice to talk about walking.  Yup, that’s right, walking.

Sounds kinda silly, doesn’t it?  Walking?  What does that have to do with recipes?  Well, for me, walking has been one of the key recipes to recovering my health.  Just a few years ago, a walk around the block was less exhilarating than exhausting.  Everything was for that matter.

Over the past few years I’ve slowly built up my stamina.  I remember being overjoyed one day when I was emptying the dishwasher and found that the process did not induce fatigue, relief surging through my veins, that I could again perform the most simple of chores without feeling tired!

The secret?  Walking.  I walked everyday.  I started out just walking for 10 minutes once per day.  Then, a few months later, I added in an additional 5 minute walk.  Three months after that, I was walking 10 minutes twice a day.  A couple of years later, I am now at the point where I can walk for more than an hour straight and feel great afterward.

Walking to me is like gardening.  I walk almost the same path everyday, taking in the changes in various trees, bushes and flowers around me.  I mentally garden my way through my neighborhood.  It’s oh so peaceful and calming and just one more way that I stay in touch with the outdoors and the seasons.

Walking is free.  Walking is healthy.  Walking is anti-inflammatory (that’s right, it ultimately decreases inflammation in the body, according to my Dad).  Walking calms my mind.  Walking allows emptiness to fill me as I move through something much bigger than myself –the world, mother nature.

So, if you’re looking for another New Year’s resolution, here’s one you just might try.  It’s free –in so many ways.  It’s walking.

What are your New Year’s resolutions?  Leave a comment and let’s have a conversation about healthy living to kick off 2011.


posted on January 3, 2011, 67 comments

  1. I find this to be so true as well. Even though I am overweight and have been working on finding the thin me for some time now, I have always walked. It’s the best for clearing the mind, ridding yourself of frustration or anxiety and just moving your body, even if you can’t do all the fancy cardio moves of someone thinner!

  2. Daniela Tanner

    Last year I realized my adrenals were fatigued and that working out harder and longer only made it worse. No wonder I wasn’t losing weight. I started walking and extending the amount of time I walked, and then the pounds began to come off. I couldn’t do anything that would stress my body out too much, and walking was the way to go.

    Now that the holidays are over, and I somehow let go of my need to avoid sugar, I am back to walking. I walk for 60 minutes every other day, giving my body a chance to rest and recuperate. I hope to incorporate some yoga back in in a few weeks. And my goal is to go back to weight training in a few months when I have healed the glands I have harmed with sugar.

    Elana, it is in great part to your simple and delicious, low-sugar recipes that I am able to stay sane, enjoy food, and find my health again.

    Thank you, and best of luck to you in 2011,
    daniela

    • Ann Oliphant

      Daniela,

      I have been through the exact same thing. Still going through it as a matter of fact-for the last 15+ mos. Workout fanatic, thinking I’m helping myself—wrong! The day of reckoning does infact come. Walking has been part of my recovery too. I am slowly getting back into running but never again, and it’s with sadness too, because I enjoyed working out at such a high intensity, but never again will I live like that. I literally came face to face with a brick wall and then my bed for 2 months….I could go on but it was so exciting just to see your post-there ARE others out there experiencing the same things…

      Ann

  3. carrie @ gingerlemongirl.com @ gingerlemongirl.com

    I love walking too Elana and I struggle with fatigue, so I am planning on trying to walk just a few minute every day and build up. This is a wonderful post! :-)

  4. I love that you have included a post about walking. From my perspective, we often forget about how important movement is. We, or should I say I, focus on food and therapy, but movement is the an integral part of mental health. Thanks.

  5. Vee

    I also enjoy walking, it helps to clear the mind. I walk 3 miles 5 days a week. I walk in addition to strength training and additional cardio.
    It’s amazing how I feel afterwards!!

  6. Felicia (a taste of health with balance) @ atasteofhealthwithbalance.wordpress.com

    Walking is one of the best forms of exercise- for body mind and spirit!

  7. No resolutions, just one promise I made to myself last year…to always try new things. No more ordering the same old thing off a menu. I’ve tried all kinds of new foods and found some new favorites. No more ordering a vanilla latte by default. Now I’m trying cappucinos and espressos and new brands to brew at home. No more wearing the same old thing. I’ve bought new clothes I would have never worn before, in colors I’ve never owned before. No more sifting through my familiar Netflix categories. I’ve branched out to independent films, foreign films, documentaries, etc. The world is a much bigger place when you watch something other than romance & thrillers! No more staying close to home. I’ve traveled more in the past 3 years than I have in the past 30, and it has been awesome! I never knew I would fall in love with The Netherlands and Germany, or Hanalei Bay in Kauai, Hawaii or Paradise Valley in Montana or Bruges in Belgium until I went there. And now I have the travel bug big time. 2010 was so successful on a personal level, I’ve decided to continue my commitment to always trying new things. Even small ones.

    • Adrienne

      I love walking! A year and a half ago, when my digestive problems took a turn for the worse, I felt awful. I found it difficult to exercise. Going gluten free has helped. I have a beautiful neighborhood to walk. Now that the holidays are done and I’m home again, I can return to my routine of walking, going to the gym and my Denise Austin DVD. My dad recently lost 14 pounds by avoiding grains and starches altogether. His motivation is to lower his blood sugar. He’s an inspiration to me, and so is my sister who went gluten/dairy/sugar free in January of 2009. She lost 40 pounds! I told my dad about the almond flour, as he could bake bread and it’s grainless!! Walking is relaxing, fun and so good for your total well-being! Thanks Elana. Reading everyone’s posts is inspiring, too. :)

  8. Chloe Marty @ mochieroo.com

    I had a similar “building-up” experience with running … two years ago I started small and ran short distances. Now I am to the point where I run 5-6 miles 6 days a week and I run a half marathon about every two months. Starting to get active can be daunting, but take it one step (pun intended) at a time!

  9. I’ve been walking almost daily for
    45 mins. or more, and I can vouch for the many health benefits, from reduced stress to leaner physique. See Dr. Andrew Weil, who also advocates daily walking. Thanks for your wonderful blog and happy 2011.

  10. My Mom is 96 and on next to nothing when it comes to meds. She always walked …. no other exercise …. just walked … right up until she had to go into a care home at 91 (macular degeneration and some dementia). Even then, the first month she made an escape over the fence!

    I love walking too and walk daily with my Dog, a Cairn Terrier named Mingus. He is still under two and positively NEEDS his walk. I lost my husband in June and feel that walking has been highly instrumental in the healing process … walking in the outdoors … breathing outside air … enjoying the beauty of nature.

    I’m a huge advocate for walking!

  11. Very inspirational, Elana! Thank you for taking the time to give us all a gentle nudge! Enjoyed many of your recipes over the holiday. Thank you for that, too!

  12. Bria @ West of Persia @ WestofPersia.com

    Couldn’t agree more. Inspirational post! Walking is so healing and I just love that it’s absolutely free.

  13. pamela

    I don’t sleep much and always feel tired. Then I eat the wrong foods and feel bad. Well, with the help of your recipes and baking with almond flour, I’ve started fixing my diet. We also got a puppy recently, and she doesn’t care if I’m tired: she HAS TO GO OUT!! So I’m forced to get fresh air and walk every day, if only for a few minutes. My family can’t believe that I leave the house so many times a day and don’t complain. :)
    It took a dog to get me out of the house.
    Thank you and Happy New Year, Elana!

  14. Lynnette

    Your story is my story too Elana. Your dishwasher image is especially meaningful to me. Its amazing to me that I now run 3 miles several times a week. And when I cant I walk. I worked up to the distance walking between two major intersections on the quiet country road near my last home. I remember hardly getting to the road from my home. My immune system is my best friend and exercise daily keeps my inflammation down. I eat as non inflammatory as I can. I am my own Ferarri. I fuel and drive me like an expensive machine. I have a smile on my face these days!

  15. Sandy Austin

    Hooray for you! Down here in Littleton the snow is not as deep but the wind calm and my dog tells me there is no excuse for not continuing the walks. It has really helped my arthritis over the years. I KNOW that the gluten free diet also helps and think the combination is hard to beat for doing all we can to keep the ship going forward instead of backward! Happy New Year.

  16. Lynn Salmon-Easter

    Elana.
    I LOVE this post. I have decided I need to walk more this year. I really miss it! Walking helps me as well, to calm my mind and body. I had a baby almost 3 years ago and got out of the routine of walking. Like you, I have been recovering my health for several years. Walking was a tremendous help to me as well when I was very sick. It is gentle and being outside helps remind me I belong in this world and that ALL things are connected.
    Happy Walking!! : )
    Minneapolis Mama

  17. Gail

    Elana, thank you for your wisdom in writing of recipes for our gluten-free eating, and I look forward to what you are going to bring to my gluten-free table in 2011.

    For me walking is the best way to get exercise, for my mind and body. On winter days where I live in Eastern Canada, I can snowshoe or on those blustery days I can just casually walk on my treadmill. In the summer, I walk the golf courses and enjoy mother nature’s canvas along the way. I have fun with the game, but I get to enjoy nature at its finest.

    Eating gluten-free has been an much easier “walking” experience than expected these past few months because of Elanas Pantry and many other great gluten-free blogs and websites that are available to us today. I am constantly telling my family and friends of the wealth of gluten-free information that is readily available to them.

    Have a healthy, gluten-free 2011.

  18. Pam Raymond

    Thanks for sharing your walking story and everyone else thanks too! I’ve been walking almost everyday and if I don’t, I don’t feel good. It has been a lifesaver and I am slowly building back my stamina. I love that it’s free and easy, and having an ipod makes it interesting and fun as well. Happy, healthy new year and I love your website and recipes. I look forward to making more delicious eats this year.

  19. Ashley Craft @ Taste for Healthy @ tasteforhealthy.blogspot.com

    Great post about the benefits of walking! I read a while back that walking is perhaps the single best form of exercise… it’s great to be reminded of it! :)

    My 2011 goals are to:

    -Become a certified personal trainer
    -Graduate from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition
    -Start my own business
    -Walk and do yoga daily :)
    -Create new healthy recipes
    -Spend more time with family & friends

  20. Melissa

    This is very inspiring to me reading everyones post. Over the past 3 yrs my health has declined, and for a while there, I went on a strict diet of just meat and veggies and felt so much better, I was actually running/walking 5 miles a day 5 days a week. My joints still hurt but it was way less than it is now. I recently had a baby and between the sleepless nights and other things that are going on, I feel really bad and have quit following my diet. Somedays its a struggle to hold my baby or change her diaper.
    I have really been down on myself and comparing what I’m doing now to what I used to be able to do. When Elana said she started out walking just 10 mintues and then gradually adding more time. That is just what I needed to hear. Tomorrow I will walk up my road a few times.
    Thanks Elana!

  21. Laura

    Wow – your words bring back so many memories before I was diagnosed with Celiac… I spent years in a fog – the thought of getting out of bed and getting dressed to walk my dog around the block was overwhelming. One year after being GF I participated in a 3 day distance walk for charity and completed another 2 day event in 2010. My pooch and I enjoy walks every chance we can get! Thanks for your fantastic recipes and encouragement.

  22. Not a resolution, just a continuation of my raw and living foods lifestyle, that is how I plan to remain healthy. Plus I will increase my “walking” on the Elliptical, I love it! Just have to do it more now that the baby is getting older and more self reliant and not attached to my front side, if you know what I mean. Suddenly I feel liberated and free! Wow, amazing…considering I have five kids that I homeschool, can I really say that?
    Peace & Raw Health,
    Elizabeth

  23. Cassi Friz @ cassifriz.com

    We do a family walk 5 evenings a week, almost regardless of weather. There’s a little grocery store down the street and we walk down to see the lobsters there (where my son watches them, my daughter says ‘ew, i don’t yike dose!’), and maybe buy a sparkling water. it’s really about the walk. and sometimes we brave the path in the woods that looks similar to the picture above- but with a 5, 3, and 1 year old, that is a more ambitious route.

    especially in late pregnancy, this walk keeps us together, allows me to stretch my legs and breathe, and stay in good enough shape to recover well and keep my energy up. I love walking. altogether it’s a little over a mile, not much, but long enough, and in nicer weather we stretch it out wandering over to parks, into the woods, around just one more block.

    walking- my favorite exercise (except dance, but i can’t do that with everyone nearly as joyfully)

  24. I loved this post. GREAT reminder of how nice walking can be! I will have to start even more slowly than you did because of health issues, but am excited to start. I’m so glad to hear it has given you stamina in other areas of your life. I get exhausted by the smallest things now (showers, emptying the dishwasher, laundry, etc.) and I am hoping to slowly build stamina – how wonderful would that be?!! I used to jog 4 xs a week, and miss it so much. Thanks for the motivation to start small and increase slowly.

  25. Great post! I love walking, too!

  26. Teryl

    I agree. I have been doing whatever free moves I want right in my own home, trying different things and doing things like tabatas (4 minutes and your done working out but booooooooooooy is it INTENSE- just look em up on youtube to see how their done or checkout workoutmuse) or the longer than 4minute but still effective and bang for your buck interval walking cardio holding light weights with Leslie Sansone’s walk away the pounds dvds. Cheers to a Happy New Year and Happy New You Everybody-^_^-!

  27. Good post. Great exercise. It’s the one thing that helps me recover from most all of my health problems. Even if I have to start by walking across the room at first. I do agree that it helps tremendously with the fatigue. It also helps the joints, and my breathing. I’ll walk anywhere, when I’m able. And in any weather.
    Hope that you all had a great Christmas and New Years.
    Take care.

  28. Yulia

    Elana,
    This is beautiful.
    Thank you so much for sharing. And it was wonderful to read these comments as well.
    Happy New Year to all!

  29. Lynn Krukowski

    Happy Healthy New Year – Everyone.
    I was feeling so rough in November (so/plus looking for comfort food and broke my gluten free diet) the Cancer clinic asked me to talk to one of the counselors about my health. I told him how I wanted to get the energy to walk our Bernese Mountain dog to get the mail each afternoon but the thought of getting up and walking in the rainy dark weather was like climbing Mt Everest. He suggested that as a first step set a goal of just to get changed (dressing in wet raingear) and going out on our deck with the dog, next was walk down the driveway (a mini Everest) and then the mail run (once/week, then twice/week).I discovered your site at that time and stopped all grains for just almond flour and agave AND… I walked to the mail box yesterday and today. I feel so much better about myself and really thank you for the great comfort food recipes and nice visits with everyone and great advice. One step at a time does it.
    Thanks for your wisdom,
    Lynn

  30. Walking is healing is many ways ;).
    I’ve been enjoying a daily 30 min walk myself…

  31. Sara

    I love walking! It reminds me of being home with my mom and sister; we always go for a walk on the township bike path when I’m home for a visit. My goal for the new year is to work exercise back into my life. I realized that for the past few months physical activity hasn’t been part of my daily routine. I get to bedtime and realize I haven’t even thought about exercising at any point during the day! Hopefully this will change in 2011!

  32. I also suffer from extreme fatigue… it’s never been classified as “adrenal fatigue,” but it’s been something I’ve struggled with since adolescence. For me, regular exercise makes SUCH a difference. Whether it’s yoga, running, or a bit of strength training, I find that I have so much more energy during the day and sleep very well at night.

  33. andrea

    I walk an hour a day without fail…I LOVE it. You can make a walk into anything, a workout, a stress-buster, a meditation…alone, with a group, a friend or family. I live in Colorado so I do enjoy walking outside most of the time but…when it’s really cold or nasty weather one of my favorite things is to walk at the mall very early before they open…it is such a wonderful option and so fun to see the same people season after season, year after year!
    I learned about mall walking on a layover in Phoenix, AZ one summer when the temperatures were well over 100 (in the morning!)…I found out in most cities it is a requirement that the malls open 1-2 hours early for just that reason…mall walking! Brilliant.

  34. Emily

    Beautiful post! Walking is free therapy too. My brain is always on the go. I think too much and it’s always several different things at once. Walking allows me to take deep breaths, clear my head and sort through stuff. My mind is better for it. Could you please do a walking GEAR post as well? It’s been very very cold up here and we’ve had snow and lots of black ice for days now. I haven’t been able to walk outside because I don’t have the proper shoes. I attempted earlier last week and felt like I was ice skating and going to slip and fall at any second so I gave up and came home. There has got to be good shows for that kind of weather and I know you get plenty of snow!! Would love to hear how you stay warm when going out too. I love my under armor! Xo

    • Emily

      *Good shoes! I meant good shoes! :)

    • Adrienne

      For walking in slippery conditions, buy some strap on shoe spikes. I think you can get them at sport supply stores and maybe LL Bean. I used to walk early in the morning and the spikes definitely helped on icy sidewalks. Walk differently, too. Step down in a flat-footed manner. If you have the space, a treadmill is a good investment.

  35. annette

    To get rid of the parasites, get off the sugar and walk….no small task, but doable!
    Thanks for the beautiful photo and inspiration.

  36. Daphne

    Dear Elana,

    Thanks for the enoouragement. Just this morning my husband was going for a walk and asked me to go with him. I told him I had a few things that I had to do and went shopping instead – all the time wishing I had gone walking! Life is so busy and it’s so difficult to find time to do this, but thanks again for your encouragement – I will add that to my New Year’s resolution of cleaning out a cupboard a week and finally getting caught up with all those jobs one puts off all year. Also, I see you have to walk through snow. That’s neat, but harder than what I would have to do – we don’t have snow yet, except up in the mountains!

  37. The Teenie Foodie @ theteeniefoodie.blogspot.com

    This is post is so inspiring elana!
    I love walking aswell, and I dont think that we should be doing extreme exercise so I think walking is a great way to clear your mind and enrich your body too.
    I think when it gets warmer my new years resolution will be to try and walk to school/home, i live nearby and its a pleasant walk too. Thank you so much for this post, I will show it to my mum who also loves walking.
    Hope you have a great year!

    Teenie Foodie

  38. I LOVE walking!! We live in the country and it is so peaceful to go for a walk. I have recently been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and am having to re-learn how to pace myself. I was used to walking an hour on hilly dirt roads and now, I have to learn NOT to do that~at least until I get out of this flare up! I need to set small goals like you did and gradually improve~such a hard lesson to learn!

  39. I have no excuses anymore. I live 500 feet from great walking trails! We bought our house even thought it needed a ton of work for the location. We’ve been here almost a year and have only been walking once. It’s free and even workout clothes are so cheap right now to wrap myself up with.

  40. sas

    Oh, Elana. I so agree with you. For years, I have been exercising regularly, mostly jogging on the treadmill and doing resistance training at the gym. But in the last 3 months I have tried something different for my cardio—speed walking the track at the gym. Boy, it is wonderfully exhilarating, AND it is a fabulous workout. No kidding. I tell my patients to just try walking for 10 minutes daily and see how it makes them feel. Most people think they need to huff and puff to exhaustion to be “exercising” but it’s not true—just 20 minutes of walking 3 days a week will significantly improve your health, outlook, wellbeing. You don’t even need to “speed” walk. Breathe deeply and it is even more beneficial!

  41. Green Shushi @ greenshushi.com

    I spend my day in front of my computer in my office, which can make me agitated. Walking for me is a way to clear my head and get some fresh air into my lungs, whether it be warm, cloudy, or cold outside. It’s super relaxing for me!

  42. Kelly- 18 Hour Kitchen @ 18hourkitchen.blogspot.com

    I used to run marathons, but turned to walking during my pregnancy with my first son and have been walking ever since. It’s so much more peaceful and easy on the body than running…

  43. katie h

    Thanks for your post, Elana! It is inspirational to hear how you took your time building to where you wanted to be. Sometimes I get frustrated when things take “too long” for me to accomplish. As for walking, I have a dog walking business and a dog of my own so I am on my feet most of the day. (I hope that in 30 years my body is still okay with how much walking I have done. Although it is low impact it is still a lot.) However, walking has been my source of income for 10 years and I am very grateful I can get up everyday and get back on my feet. I have started feeling a little weak in my upper body so this year I am starting to incorporate a couple upper body exercises to help bring a sense of balance and strength to my body.

  44. Caroline

    I used to walk all the time when I lived in Washington, DC. Although it might take a couple of hours, the city is small enough that you can reasonably walk from one end to the other. As a photography hobbyist I love to combine two of my favorite activities by going on “photowalks” where I stop to take pictures as I go along.

    To save money on rent I moved out to the suburbs a few years ago; my area is walkable but the walks are hardly enjoyable when you have traffic whizzing by and loitering day laborers leering at you. Certainly I could get in the car and drive to a better walking site, but that seems too contrived.

    I recently discovered that Verizon (and many other cable providers) have a large selection of free exercise programs on-demand. Now everyday I try to do a 10-minute program in the morning and a 30-60 minute one in the evening. In addition to the health benefits the exercise gets the blood flowing–helpful for staying warm on these chilly days– and puts me in a better frame of mind.

  45. Hannah's Harvest @ hannahsharvest.com

    That was beautiful Elana.

    I find that i always walk the same path and think that i should change it, but there is something so lovely about the same thing isn’t there?

    Feel such joy for you taking control of your health and your life.

  46. Gluten Free Diva @ glutenfreediva.com

    I love walking outdoors and find it so invigorating and relaxing. I have to say that I usually power walk and use it as a chance to get in some really good cardiovascular exercise. But one of my goals this year is to walk just for the sake of walking, with no particular goal in mind other than to enjoy the beautiful world we live in and to relax!

  47. Rivkah

    I’m 8 weeks post partum and am so happy to walk at a normal pace again! I love walking. :-)

  48. I completely agree! It is amazing how something so simple can have such amazing results. It’s also nice that being intentional about just walking around more through out the day can really add up the miles, energize, and de-stress.

  49. Helen

    My News Years resolution:
    I really want to decide on a 20-25 year career so when the kids go to school full time I can go back to something fulfilling that I get paid for. Now what could that be?
    Thinking, thinking, thinking!!!!! More research is needed.. but something to do with being healthy and active.
    Thoughtfully Yours,
    Helen

  50. Both my Mom and my Dad walk on a regular basis. They’ve both exercised my entire life – so I naturally exercise regularly, thanks to their influence. What a great thing to give your children! I’m trying to train for a half marathon (eek) and I love that my 2 year old says to me, “Mommy, are you going for a run?” when she sees me in my gear. That’s motivation enough! Happy New Year Elana. Thanks for all you do.

  51. Baden @ gapsguide.com

    I love that you linked us to your dad! :)

    I like “meeting” the family members of people I enjoy.

    Best,
    Baden p.s. I also love walking.

  52. Jenny

    I know this blog was about healthy eating but the recipe that I would like to see you make is chocolate cupcakes.

  53. Debbie

    I was just diagnosed with celiac sprue and by luck have found this website. I guess I never realized how fatigued I felt until I have read a few comments from your site. This is all new to me and a little frightening but you have such great recipes and information that I can tell this is going to be my favorite web site from here on out.

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge, recipes and insite to this disease. I really do appreciate it being a beginner and all.

  54. What a lovely picture. It’s like a winter wonderland. Oh, how I miss snow. And thanks for the reminder how much I adore walking. And you’re right, it’s free! My new year resolution is to work on my memory and with that might come practice on my French. Happy New Year!

  55. I love to walk as well! I usually live in Washington DC and will be living in London for the next 6 months so I have to walk everywhere as I don’t have a car and I dont mind at all. I walk at least 2 miles a day without even trying and probably more on weekends. Another thing that I’ve learned about staying active is doing something you enjoy rather than forcing yourself to workout. That’s why I took up kickboxing and now I’m an instructor :)

    PS Thanks for all of your recipes. My mom and I appreciate them greatly!

  56. Jenny

    Thanks for the reminder that walking is a wonderful way to re-build stamina and reduce stress at the same time! I’d like to make it my goal to walk everyday. I have a 7mo. old Miniature Schnauzer and think it’s time she and I start going for walks. It will do both of us a world of good! Hope you have a Happy and Healthy New Year!

  57. Beautifully said. Definitely something I am adding more of to this year’s fitness regimen. Less hardcore, more time to relax, breathe and take it all in.

  58. I came across your site in a roundabout manner, following links from recipe to recipe, until I landed on this post, which has somehow touched something in me.
    2011 has been a rough year for me, especially health-wise, and every day I say to myself “I’ll get up and walk today.” Of course I never do.
    This post has inspired me. Knowing I can do it, even in short bursts, makes me feel much better. Thank you. Here’s hoping 2012 will be a better year.

  59. Scinia

    Walking is the best and most inexpensive form of exercise. Better than the acrobatic forms of exercises that are in vogue today.

  60. I don’t really know your back story, but I came across your blog toward the end of last year. I have loved it. I can completely relate to feeling fatigue at the simplest of tasks. I am really encouraged by your slowly but surely approach to ganging back your stamina. I am a Celiac but before I got very sick and received my diagnosis I was able to rum 5 miles a day w/o much trouble. Now a 4 mile walk wipes me out for 2-3 days. I think I will slow it down a bit and try to be more patient w/ myself. Thanks.

  61. Gita

    Dear friends, Through Raja Yoga meditation (taught by the Brahma Kumaris) and its connected positive lifestyle and through a pure vegetarian diet, ill-health can be minimized. The removal of stress and tension has to be one of the most important advantages for a person who practices Rajyoga meditation.

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