Cultivating a healthy mind in a healthy body – particularly in this age of high-tech distraction and the ‘always-on’ lifestyle – can be challenging to say the least. Walking, be it in nature, on suburban streets or simply a treadmill, provides space to clear one’s head, process the events of the day and maintain a healthier physique. It is in fact, a known daily habit of many successful individuals, the likes of which include great thinkers from ancient to modern times. Think Aristotle, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Dickens, Darwin, Einstein and Jobs.
Walking increases longevity, stimulates creativity and problem-solving ability and improves productivity.
An avid sportsman, particularly fond of walking himself, founder Nour Addine spearheaded the launch of the first ever African Centurion Walk in 2016 on the infamous Robben Island. This is the very same place where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years before being emancipated and becoming the first black president of South Africa.
This walk is not just about physical capacity; it is largely also about mental strength. Your body can stand almost anything; it’s your mind that you have to convince. If you’d like to put your physical and mental stamina to the test in a unique environment surrounded by like-minded individuals who are walking for a cause – not for applause – visit African Centurion to find out more.
Walking is the one sport any able-bodied person can do: we are designed to walk.
Nour Addine Ayyoub