Autumn is my absolute favorite time to walk outside! The temps are cooler but not yet the cold of winter, the trees are flaming with color, the leaves are crisp underfoot and the skies are filled with birds heading to their winter homes. And no more bugs! So when I think of a walking challenge, I can think of no better time than October to do it, which is how Walktober came to be. So what is the Kensho Walktober challenge? Simply this - walk outside every day in October. Why outside? Because the benefits of being outdoors in nature are many, such as lowering blood pressure, reducing stress and tension, breathing fresh air, sun exposure to produce vitamin D, and strengthening immune response.