Free Essay

Walking

In: Science

Submitted By kaylacalfee
Words 908
Pages 4
Kayla Calfee Section 01

What I have learned this semester This semester I have learned that there is so much more to walking than just simply walking. Mentally while walking around now, whether I am walking around UTC’s campus or walking around the mall, I think more about the way I am walking. I always think of the way I hold my hands and the way I pick up my legs and roll my feet. I have also learned from walking for fitness class how to walk distances in a shorter time and I also feel as if I can walk longer distances with less energy.
When this class first started I felt so silly walking the way we were told to but now after I have walked that way so much I feel silly walking the way I did before. From this walking class I have learned that when I am walking I have learned that I always need to walk in a relaxed manner and try to walk tall and hold my head high. I am all the time constantly checking to make sure that my posture while walking is very good.
I also have learned this semester from walking for fitness class that walking is the easiest way to start getting more active. It is also such an easy solution that can help with weight management. I find it to be really helpful considering I am always dealing with such a busy schedule.
Another thing I have learned from this class is how walking helps reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety. I find this knowledge so helpful because with such a busy schedule just finding the time this semester to take study breaks and to go walk for an hour or so really does help me. Walking also helps with reducing stress. I plan on continuing walking for at least an hour weekly just to help me to take a break from all of the stressfulness that comes along with being in college and studying engineering, juggling a job, and trying to find enough time to eat and sleep as well as seeing my family and friends.

What I have changed/improved this semester This semester I feel as if my posture while walking has improved, although sometimes I can get lazy or not have as good of a posture while carrying around my really heavy back pack but as an overall improvement I can honestly say that I see a positive difference. I have also noticed an improvement in how fast I can walk when it is really cold outside.

This semester I have improved by making myself actually take the time to walk which helps me to spend time taking care of myself which normally, as mentioned before, it is very difficult being so busy and finding the time to get enough exercise and to eat healthy. That being said, that was actually one of my favorite things I enjoyed about walking class was how I knew that I was going to exercise just because my grades are so important to me so of course I had to show up to class and walk every week and also walk outside of class.

What I will do in the future In the future I plan on not forgetting what all I have learned this semester. I am hoping that I will remember everything I have learned this semester and I want to be able to further my knowledge by reading more walking articles and trying out the new techniques and ideas that I learn from the articles whenever I continue to do my weekly walks. I want to hopefully keep walking in my new and improved ways. I really hope that I will not get lazy with my new walking techniques. I have already told my family and close friends how they should be walking whenever we go walking together and I plan in the future to continue letting my friends know. In the future I am going to start trying to find more friends to start walking with me, mostly because I absolutely hate walking by myself and I find it to be good quality time spent with the people I love whenever they go walking with me. I have already made so many good memories with my friends this semester just spending time with them walking. I am so excited to continue making memories with my family and friends by making them go walk with me.
I am excited to push myself a little harder in the future when it comes to walking. I would like to see myself improve by walking longer distances in shorter times. I would also like to see an improvement in my future by even trying to start walking a few more days in the week instead of just two days a week.
In my future I plan on incorporating walking into my daily life even into not just the near future but in the long run of things. I plan on continuing my walks, also when I am married and with kids. I want to be able to be the mother who can handle being active with my children. I want to be able to go on walks at the park or at the greenway in town. I am so excited to see how much I can incorporate walking into my life in the future.

Similar Documents

Free Essay

Walking Dead

...Series overview[edit] Main article: List of The Walking Dead episodes Based on the comic book series of the same name, The Walking Dead tells the story of a small group of survivors living in the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse.[17] The first season mostly takes place in the Atlanta metropolitan area, and the second through fourth seasons in the surrounding countryside of northern Georgia, as the survivors search for a safe haven away from the shuffling hordes of predatory "walkers" or "biters" (as the zombies are referred to in the show), who eat any living thing they catch, and whose bite is infectious to humans. The plot focuses primarily on the dilemmas the group faces as they struggle to maintain their humanity during the day-to-day challenges of surviving in a hostile world. This includes battling the zombie hordes, coping with casualties, and dealing with predatory human survivors. The group is led by Rick Grimes, who was a sheriff's deputy[3] before the zombie outbreak. At every turn they are faced with the horror of the walking zombies, the changing dynamic of their group, and hostility from the scattered remains of a struggling human populace who are focused on their own survival now that society's structures have collapsed. Season 1 (2010)[edit] Main article: The Walking Dead (season 1) The series begins with sheriff's deputy[3] Rick Grimes being wounded in a shootout with armed criminals. He awakens weeks later from a coma in an abandoned and badly......

Words: 2103 - Pages: 9

Free Essay

Tightrope Walking Art

...skill, bewitched everybody who saw his walk. His imagination and passion is almost impossible for other people. Is it art? Yes, tightrope walk between the Twin Tower is very creative and significant art. To create art, of course, people need to take time to build their skill. It didn’t happen over a night. What do you think of Mr.Petit’s tightrope walking? His creative skill and imagination are amazing. Mr. Petit spent most of the time to build his skill. He failed several times, but he never gave up. He went back and forth from his country to New York to create his art. He devoted all his efforts into it for his whole life. He has a great passion, perseverance. We could see it. It is a lot more difficult to create his art than any other arts. His imagination is different from any others. He did something that might be a dream for others. His creation isn’t normal. He bet his life to create his art. It is a signification art. As an artist, his job is to immerse his viewers into a world that he has built. In the book, ‘let the great world spin’, by Colum McCann, he described that how people were gripped by the tightrope walking. “They found themselves in small groups together beside the traffic lights on the corner of Church and Dey; gather the awning of Sam’s barbershop. Doctors, Cleaners, Diamond merchants, Fish seller…” Those people have their own livelihoods, and usually cannot be the same group. Now, his art made people from different...

Words: 618 - Pages: 3

Premium Essay

Mosuo Walking Marriages

...The Mosuo are a small ethnic group living in Yunnan and Sichuan provinces in China. Probably the most famous and most misunderstood aspect of Mosuo culture is their practice of walking marriages, also known as zouhun in Chinese. The coming of age ceremony, also known as the bonfire party, it’s the occasion when boys and girls at around 12-14 years of age get to know about each other. It is one of the most important events in a Mosuo child's life. Before this ceremony, Mosuo children will dress the same, and are restricted from certain aspects of Mosuo life. But once they come of age, girls are given their skirts, and men are given their pants (thus, it is called the “skirt ceremony” for girls, and the “pants ceremony” for boys). During the ceremony, boys and girls dance together, and decide whom you are interested in. For women to express love to men, double clicks in the men’s hand is okay. For men to show the good will for the particular woman, however, they are supposed to click three times and send out their knife, the symbol of their coming of age to the woman at the same time. After coming of age, Mosuo females can get their own private bedroom; and, once past puberty青春期, can begin to invite partners for walking marriages.  Traditionally, a Mosuo woman who is interested in a particular man will invite him to come and spend the night with her in the room. Such pairings are generally conducted secretly, so the man will walk to her house after dark, spend the night......

Words: 724 - Pages: 3

Free Essay

Walking Dead Ideology

...ideological perspective The television has been around us for centuries and it has become a major source of information to society. Spreading information amongst the people means spreading a particular kind of ideas. These ideas or beliefs provide people with a way of understanding the world and they are referred to as ‘ideology’. It is believed that the media is used to set certain ideology in society. Consequently, television, as a part of the media, has its own role in putting through these ideas. In this essay I am going to explain what ideology is and how it affects society through television. I am also going to give an example of creating particular ideological perspective using the American horror drama television series The Walking Dead (AMC, 2010) developed by Frank Darabont. Ideology, as I already mentioned, is a particular set of ideas. However, we call ‘ideological’ only the ideas that relate to the distribution of social power. (Branston, G. and Stafford, R., 2010, p. 172) There are different ideologies, such as religious, political, etc. and each of them imposes its own way of seeing the world. Yet, ‘ideology’ was first defined by classical Marxism. Karl Marx claimed that our society is capitalist, i.e. it is divided into two major groups: the dominant class (the richer/ bourgeoisie) and the working class (the poorer/proletariat). The higher class are the people with power, the people who own enterprises, the employers. On the contrary, the lower class,......

Words: 2435 - Pages: 10

Premium Essay

Walking

...Shana Sanders English 1301 Making the cut When considering making a budget cut for the state why is that we go right to education. If we all know that education is one of the main factors to help better our society, why is it when we need to make cuts to help keep Texas running. This decision doesn’t make sense to the common person so why is it congress to agree so easily on these cuts. Texas is currently looking at a 27 billion short fall for the next two years, which means a 9.6 billion cut to public schools and 375,000 loosed jobs. What kind of an impact are these cuts going to have on the future of our children and society? If Texas is in the budget crisis it’s in now, how will it proceed to get any better if education is the first to be impacted? One of the first programs looking at cuts in education is the Pre-K program in Public schools. When one thinks of Pre-K, what one may consider is what kind of importance is this program provides for our children. When one thinks of what consist in the day of preschooler; typically one thinks of coloring and playing and maybe even snack. Really in reality the children in these programs are learning a lot from one another and their teachers. Most of the children in these types of programs are Hispanic (99%) and economically disadvantaged (86%), taking away or cutting the program could affect these children with being ready for public school. Being that majority of the children are Hispanic, English is either a second......

Words: 839 - Pages: 4

Free Essay

Walking

...Walking keeps many important muscle groups working and they are the key muscles that we need to use every day. It can actually be considered a full body exercise. Although the locomotion comes from the work the legs are doing, the arms still have to swing, and the core still has to work to stabilize us while we are moving. It is a sport that requires cardiovascular and muscular endurance. As we walk forward, we move our thighs and hips backward. This movement engages the gluteus muscles in the butt and a number of key muscles in our hamstrings. The hamstrings are a group of 3 posterior muscles working to flex the knee and extend the thigh. They all rise from the ishium, posterior to the hipbone and insert on the bone of the lower legs. These muscles include the semitendinosus, semimembranosus, and biceps femoris. The walking forward motion also engages one other small muscle located at the top of our inner thigh, which is the adductor magnus. It is the largest and strongest of the adductor group. The second motion involved in walking is the action of moving our legs forward. This action engages all the major muscles in our thigh, including our quadriceps. These muscles are located in the front of our thighs, and this is also where another major muscle is engaged, our sartorius. This is the longest muscle in our body, and it stretches down from the top of our thigh, curving inside our thigh, ending at the inside part of the knee. The point where our hips and thighs meet......

Words: 772 - Pages: 4

Free Essay

Dead Man Walking (Senior Year Essay-Catholic School Report)

...December 17, 2010 What scene or image from the film stood out to you? Why? The film Dead Man Walking is a very powerful motion picture, one that captures the most natural and deep aspects of the human spirit. Throughout this film there are many powerful scenes. What is most powerful about this film is its ability to evoke thoughts of love and sympathy, for both innocent people and savage killers. Sister Helen exemplifies what it means to be a caring individual throughout this film, and Matthew Poncelet shows why even humans who have done the gravest wrongs are still capable of change, and deserve their dignity. Of all the scenes in Dead Man Walking, the most powerful is the resolution to the film’s conflict, the execution. When preparing for his death in his jail cell, Matthew Poncelet confesses to Sister Helen that he in fact was guilty of rape and murder. The closing scene begins when he is being led by guards into the execution room. Matthew asks for permission for Sister Helen to touch him, and it is granted so. Sister walks with him, reading to him from the Bible. He tells Sister that he is not afraid, and that he knows he is going to be in a better place. Sister tells him that the truth has set him free. At this point, the emotional power this scene carries begin. A man, though about to die, has found comfort in what a nun has preached to him. He has taken faith on the way to his death. The next dramatic part of this scene is when the curtain to the execution......

Words: 528 - Pages: 3

Free Essay

Tightrope Walking

...It is not a strange realization to see that walking foot over foot on a tightrope takes balance in any scenario. The ability to walk on a tightrope however does revolve physics and its properties. Angular rotation, (w=L/I), angular momentum, (L=IW), and moment of inertia,(I=mr^2), are three major physical categories and characteristics that play a part in a tightrope walker’s ability to stay on the rope and not fall to his potential demise. But how does a tightrope walker increase his chances of staying on the rope? Often times one can see a tightrope walker carrying a large pole, a pole with heavy weights on the end, bending his knees, or extending their hands outward. All of these actions help to increase the ropewalker’s chances of success. Picture the rope as the axis. When a tightrope walker embarks on his journey, he must stay constantly positioned over that axis to maintain balance. Carrying a pole horizontally helps to distribute the ropewalker’s mass laterally in a direction away from the axis, or rope. Having a pole in hand helps to increase stability because the ends of the pole are constantly being acted upon by a variety of forces that are trying to change their position in the air with every step. The heavier the pole the more force will be needed to alter the poles position and begin rotation around the rope. Heavy weights can sometimes be placed on the end of the pole increasing stability. More force will be needed to move the heavier pole. The weights......

Words: 490 - Pages: 2

Premium Essay

The Walking Dead

...The Walking Dead ENC 1101 The Walking Dead In a world impacted by an unknown sickness that allows the dead to rise and feast on the living. The men and women survivors must find ways to avoid flesh eating the mobs of walking dead. The new environment requires people of strong wills, physical strength, and emotional intelligence to survive. The survivors must be heroic or villainous with skills that represent the ability to survive. The Walking Dead television series sends a double layered message about gender. Aggression, compassion, and emotional intelligence displayed by both genders on the show, but underlying differences exist because of how the two genders react to their new environment. Three key differences are implied about genders: first men are more aggressive than women; men and women behave differently even under the same situations, and that both genders have advantages and disadvantages in their quest for survival. The Walking Dead focuses on a group of survivors whose lives are destroyed by an unknown illness. The show contains various scenarios that both men and women characters face challenges in a new flesh eating Zombie world. The show indicates in several scenes that men are better suited for survival because of their aggression, physical strength, and lack of emotion. One example is the main character Rick who faces a multitude of events that require him to be violent and brutal when killing the walkers (the living dead) and in some......

Words: 1061 - Pages: 5

Premium Essay

Walking Dead

...Herrera 1 Karina Herrera Professor Drummond English 1102 29 February 2016 ​​​​​The Walking Dead ​In America, television producers greatly enjoy creating thriller and suspenseful shows that will have their audience off their seats wondering what will happen next. The television show The Walking Dead is a perfect example of that. The Walking Dead is a television series that follows the story of an infectious disease that began to spread all around the world killing many people, but surprisingly they become a killer zombie when they awaken again. The main protagonist of the film is Rick Grimes, a police officer who has been shot and was sent to hospital before the disease came about into the world. Rick awakens from the hospital only to realize that that he is in a world that is not like he has ever seen. As soon as Rick leaves the hospital his moral and ethics are continuing to be pushed by a life full of zombies. Throughout the film, Rick is constantly seen with his police uniform on even though the world is going through a zombie apocalypse. When Rick passes his hat to his son, Carl and no longer wears his police uniform that indicates the police man role does not exists anymore. The uniform in a way symbolized authority over the group and was also a cue for whoever ran into him that he was benevolent and on the side of order. While The Walking Dead is a zombie killing series it is strongly centered on old humanity is gone and the new life has to come because of the......

Words: 1026 - Pages: 5

Free Essay

Hello

...feet upon that buckling concrete walk, to step over grassy seams and make your way, hands in pockets, through the silences, that was what Mr Leonard Mead most dearly loved to do. He would stand upon the corner of an intersection and peer down long moonlit avenues of pavement in four directions, deciding which way to go, but it really made no difference; he was alone in this world of A.D., 2053 or as good as alone, and with a final decision made, a path selected, he would stride off, sending patterns of frosty air before him like the smoke of a cigar. Sometimes he would walk for hours and miles and return only at midnight to his house. And on his way he would see the cottages and homes with their dark windows, and it was not unequal to walking through a graveyard where only the faintest glimmers of firefly light appeared in flickers behind the windows. Sudden grey phantoms seemed to manifest upon inner room walls where a curtain was still undrawn against the night, or there were whisperings and murmurs where a window in a tomb-like building was still open. Mr Leonard Mead would pause, cock his head, listen, look, and march on, his feet making no noise on the lumpy walk. For long ago he had wisely changed to sneakers when strolling at night, because the dogs in intermittent squads would parallel his journey with barkings if he wore hard heels, and lights might click on and faces appear and an entire street be startled by the passing of a lone figure, himself, in the......

Words: 1466 - Pages: 6

Premium Essay

Going Out for Walk Critique

...and different places. The essay I chose for this critique is Going Out for a Walk by Max Beerbohm. This short, humorous essay criticizes the idea of going out for a walk. Beerbohm writes this essay to appeal to readers about a common dislike. The message of the essay is rather simple and starts out with Beerbohm regretting about the good, old days in a baby carriage. Beerbohm then introduces his thesis of disliking walks and gives excuses of how to avoid going on a walk such as writing letters or reading a book. He also describes how giving excuses can be unsatisfactory. He claims walking stops the brain and recounts a story when he and an intellectual friend were going on a walk. Beerbohm explains that walking made his smart friend so mindless that he walked to private property without thought. Later in the passage, Beerbohm gives an example of how the soul and the brain are involved in walking by presenting humorous dialogue between the personified soul and brain. “I take it that not by his reasoning faculties is man urged to this enterprise. He is urged, evidently, by something in him that transcends reason; by his soul, I presume. Yes, it must be the soul that raps out the “Quick march!” to the body. –“Halt! Stand at ease!” interposes the brain, and “To what destination,” it suavely asks the soul, “and on what errand, are you sending the body?”- “On no errand whatsoever,” the soul makes answer, “and to no destination at all. It is just like you to be always on the......

Words: 953 - Pages: 4

Premium Essay

Schizophrenia

...anywhere is better than walking, don’t you think? We all know driving has its negative points while walking is great for our well-being, but most people prefer to drive any day of the week. First, let’s put as an example our jobs. Just thinking about walking to your job at 5:45 a.m. makes us feel real tired. Then, if you add to that walking for 5 days a week plus the roundtrip because you will need to get back to your home at some point, the thought of it just gets worst. At the same time you will be sweating, and sweating a lot! It just doesn’t look right if you get to your job at 7:00 a.m. all sweat and smelling as if you just got out of the gym. What if at the end of your work day you need to do something else? Or if you just crave an ice cream? Well, guess what? You can’t go because it is going to set you off track and is going to be a long walk back home. Meanwhile, if you like driving like the 86% of the population, your life gets a little bit easier. First, you don’t have to wake up as early as if you walk to get where you need to, and as a result you can rest a little more. When you get to your destination you will be fresh and clean, no sweat! Why? Because cars have air conditioner! In addition to that, if you need to do something else at the end of your day, like if you are craving ice cream, want to go to the movies, or just want to drive around, you can do it all because you have a car and prefer driving than walking. As I already said, walking has its......

Words: 461 - Pages: 2

Free Essay

Physical Activities

...Physical Activities SCI/241 Nutrition Professor Bennett November 20, 2009 University of Phoenix – Axia What type of exercise would be effective to lose weight? I found in trying different exercises routines, one that is most effective in burning calories and is easy to do is walking. Studies have shown that walking approximately three miles per hour, usually a brisk walk can effectively burn calories. However, rule of thumb is to walk about 10,000 steps or more per day. This can be accomplished with the use of a pedometer, a device the counts steps. I would recommend some changes that can increase the amount of energy burned in day to day activities is adding some light jogging to your routine. In addition, walking up steps in your home usually will increase your heartbeat and will burn more calories, or perhaps joining a gym to add some cardiovascular exercises to your routine. I find the exercises that work best for me are walking and weightlifting. My goal everyday is walking 10,000 steps or more per day, everyday. Three times I week I will add weightlifting to my routine. I do not have a weight concern, however, I prefer to reduce my body fat percentage down to a single digit number and increase my muscle size. Most exercises can be a performed year round, with the exception of running or jogging, which inclement weather can interfere. However, if even then, jogging can be performed at a gym on a treadmill. Weightlifting has no interference from inclement......

Words: 307 - Pages: 2

Free Essay

Journey of the Self: Example Through Symobols

... a pack of cigarettes with a lighter, a bottle of water and a couple of granola bars. In my pockets I have a cell phone with a dead battery, a pocketknife, and my wallet with five dollars and my I.D. inside. I’m walking, surrounded by trees of all types. There is a light breeze, but it’s quiet as I walk and look around. As I’m walking, the road is flat and somewhat narrow, but it is easy going for the most part, with random spots where the road becomes rocky and somewhat stressful, but it evens itself out and becomes smooth for a period of time again. I feel happy and serene, but exhausted at times and in need of a bit of rest, but I always continue and begin to walk again. As I’m walking, I come to a two-way fork in the road with a sign in the middle. The sign has two arrows with words printed on them. Each arrow is pointing in the opposite direction of the other. To the left I have the choice to walk to the city, while to the right I have the choice to walk to a small country town. After some thought and consideration of both of my choices, I eventually choose to head towards the Country. I’m not sure exactly why I decided to head this way, but something inside of me tells me that it is the way that I need to go. A sense of fate you could call it. As I’m walking down the path I chose all of a sudden there is a fallen tree blocking the road. The tree is a large Redwood tree, whose width is roughly four and a half or five feet wide. I could walk around it, but since I am......

Words: 2126 - Pages: 9