The daily walk

After the ‘cardiac event’ I got a lot of documents. One of them was the ‘activity and exercise guidelines for the first six weeks at home’. Taking walks is one of the most important things to do. It begins right away in week 1 after the ‘event’ with a daily walk around the house and garden which increases with an added five minutes every week till one has reached half an hour at the end of six weeks. The walk is described in detail: ‘walk at a pace where you can have a conversation or whistle a tune. Choose a route that is level and remember, when you walk a distance you have to walk the same again to get back. It is best to avoid hills, however if there is a hill take it on your outward journey as it will make the return journey easier.’ As it turned out strong winds were the thing I had to deal with.

© Peti Buchel