Brisk early morning walks along the Sausalito waterfront as the sun comes up over Angel Island are somehow sweeter, when shared with a friend or three.
Walking in step in the fresh air, pointing, turning – all that motion makes unexpected memories come to mind. Talk is unexpected, sometimes more candid yet one comes home refreshed, feeling closer, happier.
We release more endorphins when exercising with others than on our own. Thus we double our threshold for pain, research shows yet I must confess my walk/talks have not been strenuous enough to reach pain levels.
Also couples who exercise together are more connected.
Most everyone can have someone with whom they can walk.