ARKHANGELSK: ”I don’t give myself a specific goal of, say, 5 kilometers to walk. I just walk back and forth along the seaside while I enjoy it,” said this grandmother and retiree living in Arkhangelsk.
She was out walking on a Sunday afternoon using her Scandinavian walking sticks. Several others were walking with such sticks in Arkhangelsk. She said it had become more popular in recent years.
This retiree said she also goes to the gym a few times a week to exercise with machines and weights, something her doctor recommended. I asked her what she thought of it. ”I really like it. I feel good each time I go.”