Ways to Walk For Fitness
Almost Effortless Fun and Exercise
Why is Walking A Top Way to Exercise?
There are multiple ways to walk when you choose it as part of your fitness plan. It fits into seasonal changes and a variety of communities. Walking is one of the most comfortable and effortless exercises to choose. These walking tips will show you that there is more than one way to use walking as your favorite form of exercise.
Almost anybody is able to take part in it and you can do so without spending any money on expensive exercise equipment unless the ways to walk you prefer are indoor.
If you have the ability to walk, you have the ability to stay in shape. Of course, there are a lot of different ways to fit this exercise into your lifestyle.
Let's take a look at a few of the most convenient:
Some of us prefer to do our walking in the great outdoors. As a matter of fact, some of us may end up on the mountains on the weekends in order to do some hiking.
Although this is great exercise, it is not something that is convenient for everyone. Nor is everyone equipped with good quality hiking boots which are necessary if you plan to do much hiking.
It can also be very time consuming if it is necessary to travel any distance to a place to hike. But for those who can get away it’s a wonderful way to fit a good walking exercise routine into your life.
Mentally and spiritually it’s also refreshing and relaxing whether you can go for a hike every week or every few months.
You may have a park close to your home that you can access easily, even every day. If the terrain in varied this will add some variety and you’ll get an extra work-out from the added effort of going uphill and downhill.
Again just being out in such a pleasing natural environment adds an extra dose of peacefulness that many seek.
Especially if you live in a city or the suburbs, your most convenient place to walk may be your neighbourhood streets. Walking suburban streets may have added benefits, too. A good pair of sturdy shoes or runners may be adequate. Often you can be out the door more quickly, at a time of day that is convenient for your schedule.
And, while the pavement may be a harder surface to walk on, it usually is free from pebbles or the unevenness that can lead to twisted ankles.
One other benefit many like is that you can drive the route so you can plot a course of whatever length works for you – and a lot of the time, by varying your route slightly, you can enjoy new scenery whenever you want. It’s a great way to get to know your neighbours.
Not got a treadmill? Try “walking” on a mini trampoline or rebounder. That’s what I use. Many of the new rebounders fold up for easy storage so they don’t have to be out in the way all day.
If you have trouble keeping yourself motivated enough to get out the door, perhaps going with a buddy or two or joining a walking club may keep you on track.
Aim for the daily recommended 10,000 steps but if you haven’t done much walking lately, perhaps aim for a lower count at first. You know your ability level and your goals.
Pick your favorite ways to walk. Give walking a try, you can't really lose – and you'll gain a lot of relaxing fun and fresh air.