Ways to Make Walking less boring
Walking is one of the simplest ways to introduce exercise into your life, but let’s face it- after a while, it can get downright boring. Here’s how to bring the fun into your simple everyday walk, and make the most out of your efforts. Read on…
Change Your Route
This one is the simplest and easiest way to make your walk more interesting. Walking through the same route everyday is bound to make you feel bored eventually. Instead, choose different routes whenever you can, and explore different parts of the neighbourhood- be a tourist in your own city and explore the place on foot!
Learn While you Walk
If your walks seem to be less productive mentally, listening to an audio book can help! Multitasking that way can not just make your walking routine a more interesting one, but can also help you learn something new or pick up a skill. You’ll find a good number of websites and apps that allow you to download lectures and audio books for free.
Tag a Friend Along
This one’s a no-brainer, and yet one of the most effective ways to keep yourself interested on your seemingly boring walk. Having an exercise buddy or partner can help you stay more on track with your walking routine, and obviously, since you have someone to talk to, you’ll be less likely to feel bored.
Walk your Dog (or Someone Else’s)
Walking your dog has two benefits- first, you’ll actually be walking, which means you’ll be reaping the benefits of physical activity. Second, you’ll get to do it with your furry friend, and being around dogs has been found to have a very positive effect on both- your physical and mental health. What’s more, you’ll be more likely to walk a few extra steps with this one!
Help the Environment
What could be better than killing two birds with a single stone- not literally though. By walking, you’re doing your physical self a favor, but while you do it, you can also do your environment and the planet earth a favor by following a simple rule- the next time you go out walking, keep an eye out for any litter that you may come across, and when you do, throw it in the garbage bin.
Plan your Day
If you’re a morning walk kind of a person, planning the rest of your day in your head while you’re walking is a good way to keep yourself interested. Creating a to-do list in your head will also help you stick to your short term goals better, and even get you to achieve them. Visualize your day at its best while you walk, and you’ll be surprised at how much it affects the course of your day.
Hope these simple ideas help to make walking less boring – you might also like my post on where to find different kinds of happiness
P.S Walking somewhere beautiful is always truly inspirational and the UK has some amazing coastal pathways .Why not try a visit to Dorset to explore some of the best scenary the UK has to offer