Walking is one of the best forms of exercise because you can do it just about anywhere and it helps you reduce your cancer risk.
If you’re new to walking or looking to walk more, here are some tips and tricks to help you get out there enjoying yourself.
One of the great benefits of walking compared to other types of exercise is its low impact on the body.
But if you’re increasing the amount of physical activity in your weekly routine, it’s important to do so mindfully – especially if you’re new to exercise or coming back from a long break.
Some things you might consider include:
Some days, you’ll have the time to put on your exercise gear and power walk around your local park.
But on those days when you don’t have time, consider incidental walking. It can really help you increase your stamina in the long-run.
Here are some ideas to get you thinking:
When it comes to exercise, people always talk about ‘consistency’.
I think the key to consistency is finding a level that you can sustain and repeat week in, week out.
It’s no good to push yourself in one session only to not be able to exercise again for a month. It’s much more beneficial if you can exercise 3 times a week.
So, find your level and build up from there.
How many times have you wanted to get out and exercise, but found yourself stuck to the couch or glued to your phone?
How can you avoid making excuses and procrastinating?
My favoured technique is to reduce the number of decisions I have to make between thinking about exercising and getting out the door.
This is what I mean:
Speaking of dressing appropriately, I think that it does help to have go-to gear for all weather conditions.
It doesn’t have to be expensive stuff. It just needs to protect you from the sun, keep you warm in the cold and keep you hydrated:
I hope that these tips spark off some ideas to help you walk more in your life.
In the meantime, you can learn more about how physical activity reduces your cancer risk.