I tried to post this early this morning but the internet kept timing out. So I saved it and am posting it now . This is about my walk yesterday and how it made me feel. Today I was in a lazy mood and as the day went on and after I had my coffee I got ready for the day. After I was reading I messaged my friend and we did 2 1/2 laps of walking at the walking trail by my house. I drove to it which seems silly but driving there is nice because then I can focus all my energy on the track. The walking track itself is just a walking trail that is a circle. Lots of trees, bushes, grass, some tables with built in chess boards (Need to bring your own pieces) and benches. There also is a splash pad which families use in the summer for free, its a place where people can get cooled off, sort of like a fun sprinkler like system. One of my therapy goals was to get fresh air and I did it. Our walk took 32 minutes. When I got there I felt great because I wanted this walk and afterwards I felt even better knowing I did more then 1 lap around. Sundays may not be busy days at the walking trail as I noticed just 1 person with a dog and later a couple. Sometimes I avoid going there if I noticed 3 cars or more in the parking area. Again silly but my anxiety does that to me I have heard it many times from health professionals that walking is a great form of exercise to make one feel better and a good start to losing or maintain weight. I sort of go through spurts there where I walk a lot then start to give up on it So do you use walking as a way to help your stress, anxiety or depression? I think it is great and free so even better. Don't need a gym membership to take a nice walk. I just wanted to add I took another walk this morning! So that is 2 in a row now. This walk was shorter though 22 minutes and 2 laps. One reason why I did not stay for the 3rd was because all the sudden there was a large group of people walking and my anxiety got the best of me so I finished the 2nd lap then left. I a glad I got outside and my headache seemed to go away after that nice walk.