Use These Tips To Incorporate More Walking In Your Day
Walking is one of my most favourite Product Resourcesfitness activities. I have walked 3 Million steps in one year and taken a photo every day that I shared for my accountability. It was a great experience for my mind, body and soul.
Walking has helped me reduce stress and think through complex business issues that I was experiencing at the time. Getting out in the morning helped me feel accomplished in my day because I had reached a goal before I even began my work. I had the opportunity to connect with people in my neighbourhood for a nice chat.
Over time I have used my walk as a learning experience by listening to a podcast. I enjoy both ideas of taking some time to be disconnected as well as the time where I have connected to learn.
So, if you have been wanting to get all the health benefits from walking and yet struggling to find a way to add more healthy movement it into your day, we can help!
Here are some super easy tips that will help you walk more each and every day.
Walk Instead of Drive
A simple way to get in a few more steps each day is to walk places that are within a reasonable walking distance. Sure, if you are getting a week’s worth of groceries, walking back from the store isn’t convenient. But if you are running an errand that is a 10-minute walk from your house, why drive?
Consider all the places you drive to that you could easily walk to. This might be picking your kids up from school, dropping your dog off at the groomer, dropping a book off at the library, or going to Starbucks for a quick cup of coffee. There are probably many missed walking opportunities in your regular schedule.
Take Your Dogs on Longer Walks
Many people with dogs often just let them out in their backyard to go potty and get some sunshine, but walks are important for them and for you! Most dogs love going on walks, whether it is a light stroll once a day, or you take them to the park for longer walks.
Consider going at least 1-2 times a day where you don’t just let your dog out to potty but use that as an opportunity for a longer walk. Take a different route in your neighborhood, find a local dog park, or head somewhere quiet that you know dogs are allowed.
Get Your Family Involved
A super easy way to walk more without thinking much about it is to involve your family in the new routine. If you are the kind of person that likes the support of others then walking is so much easier to do when you aren’t going alone and only have yourself to rely on when it comes to motivation. Maybe your partner or spouse wants to go in the evenings, or your kids want to walk with you over the weekend. Grab some friends on your lunch break at work to walk for a few minutes after eating lunch.
Start a New Morning or Nighttime Program
When you are working on improving your morning or nighttime routine, you can easily add a short walk to it, and it becomes it s own form of self-care. This makes it easier to add to your schedule, and since it is part of your routine, you don’t even really have to think about it. It becomes such an easy way to get more walking in.
If you are beginning a walking program you might find it easier and a way less stressful to use time as your walking guide. Meaning start with a 15-minute walk and then increase your time daily. This will help you accomplish your goal each day while not over doing it as you begin, and you will see progress over your first few weeks. As you progress from a beginner and have your walking program installed in your life as a solid habit you can add using a pedometer or fitness tracker that will tell you how much you are walking each day and month.
Be sure to get in touch with us if you have questions and if we can help you.
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