Walk In Peace Or Be Entertained
This month we are challenging you to allow the nature of walking to help you get in better shape and therefore better health. We are on day 5 of our walking challenge and today we are sharing ideas to help you Walk In Peace Or Be Entertained. It's Personal
You see we started a walking practice in 2017 when life was stressful. The idea was to get outdoors for a walk and simply peacefully enjoy the time. So, when we first started, we brought the phone however we just used it to track our steps each day.
Over time I decided to begin using my walks as learning time, in fact, I called this my walking university time. So, I found a decent podcast app, downloaded podcasts that I wanted to listen to and got out listening and learning. I did enjoy this however the point of walking was to reduce stress and move well. Listening and learning were more than I want to experience on my walks.
I actually enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. The colours that are offered each day, the sounds of all the different birds I would hear and the wildlife that would appear on each walk. It never gets boring for me, yet I know that this might not be what works for you for some. This is the amazing thing about you getting out and walking. It is all about what works for you. If you like listening to music, podcasts etc then this challenge is for you.
Your Walk Today: 18 Minutes Long
Today’s Tip: Prevent Boredom By Bringing Entertainment Or Walk In Peace
For day 5 of the 21-day walking challenge, we are talking about what to do or listen to on your walks. This is relevant no matter where you walk, from the treadmill at the gym, to a hiking trail, or just walking around your neighbourhood.
By far, one of the most popular forms of exercise entertainment is audio-based. Since you have to keep your eyes constantly engaged ahead of you, using your phone as an entertainment device is the best way to have fun during the average walk.
Before heading on your walk, queue up a playlist of songs, podcasts or course sessions your daily walk is a great time to learn something new or listen to something that inspires you. Many prefer listening to an episode of their favourite true-crime drama.
For even greater motivation, select a playlist or episode that is precisely how long you want your walk to be. This will help keep you engaged for the planned duration of the walk.
Don’t Feel Like Listening to Anything?
The first few years of my walking practice I took a photo each day and put it up on Facebook and Instagram as a way to hold myself accountable. This might be an activity you might enjoy during your walk, make a recording, or incorporate store errands for a more goal-oriented outing. There's no limit to the ways you can adjust your walk, so it feels more substantial than usual.
We suggest you bring equipment like a pedometer, camera, phone, or local guide to learn more about your community during the walk.
For a tech-free outing, you could always engage your mind in mental games. Count the number of dogs you encounter, practice a walking and breathing meditation (breathe in with 4 steps, hold for 4 steps and breathe out for 4 steps) or brainstorm that novel you've been meaning to write.
We know for sure that walking is the link to living a healthy and vibrant life. We believe walking inspires the mind, activates the body, and nourishes the soul.
It would be great to hear if you plan on walking in peace or if you will be entertained when you go out for your daily walks in the comments below.
We believe that the practice of walking is one of the ways we connect to living a healthy and vibrant life.
We appreciate that it never seems as if there are enough hours in the day, but it is so important to make a conscious decision to practice moving well, learning through peace or podcasts and we believe that walking is the most accessible form of exercise on the planet. Taking care of your mind, body and emotional needs will help you be able to live your best life.
You are your best advocate; if you are not moving well each day, it is easy to get burned out by all of life's demands. Taking some time each day for yourself to get outside and walk can have a profound impact on your well-being. Physical fitness and moving well begin and ends with you!
We would appreciate hearing from you. Will you accept today's challenge? Share any ideas or comments below.
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