Shakespeare, Walking as a Mental-care Remedy

Walking as a powerful remedy for anxiety “…a turn or two I’ll walk,
To still my beating mind.”
(Tempest act 4, sc. 1)

Tips for Use. For many health-care seems a very modern development, possibly because “health-care” is associated with the term health-care industry. And making an industry out of health-care brings to mind the idea of ‘market economy’ and all that is connected with it. Needless to say, medical knowledge and/or intuition has a long history. Walking as a mental health remedy and a relief for anxiety (besides other indications for fitness, weight-control etc.), even found its way into the Tempest, as a natural  and remarkably affordable medicine – it’s actually free. Proving once more, if it were necessary, that healing does not have to be expensive to be effective.
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In the play. Prospero, resolved to thwart Caliban’s plot against him tells Ferdinand and Miranda that he needs some time alone.

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