Why I Walk
Jolene Rosonske

New Hampton, Iowa

I started walking in college, but I also enjoyed going for walks with my three sons when they were younger, and for the last 13 years as a dog owner. I walk every day with my dog, Bubba, for at least 30 minutes.

I live close to a couple parks, so I walk there frequently. For a longer walk, I go to the trail on the opposite side of town. I walk for my dog and for stress relief.

Walking gives me some down time for thinking with no interruptions. And I enjoy the exercise! I encourage others to walk for the health benefits—physical and mental.