The Walking Revolution ( 2013 ) : A Documentary On Walking And Exercise At Large Give A View Essay

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“All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.” This quote is from Friedrich Nietzsche, a German philosopher who mused on the Apollonian and Dionysian literary concept. These concepts deliberate the influence logic and emotion have on thought, particularly the conflict between the two, as well as individuation versus connection to the world. Walking is like a physical manifestation of the Dionysian concept, as not only does it physically connect one to the natural world, but also lends itself to creative thinking. While some assume walking is only beneficial to the physical well-being of a person, others claim it also stimulates creative thoughts and ideas.
The Walking Revolution (2013) is a documentary on walking habits, the health benefits of walking and how technology has changed the way in which people approach exercise. Several doctors and researchers in the medical industry participated in the documentary and there opinions on walking and exercise at large give a clear and succinct idea of the benefits. When looking at the history of walking Sheila Franklin, a member of the National Condition for Promoting Physical Activity, states that in the 60s, “ninety percent of students who lived within a mile or less from school got there on their own power.” She then goes on to state that today it has dropped to thirty one percent. This was most likely to do with Scott Dissel, who is part of the Trust for Public Land, calls the suburbanization of America. By this he

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