A Guide: How to Become More Enthusiastic About Walking
With over 2,000 miles of footpaths and rights of way in Shropshire we should all get out more. If you aren’t a keen hiker, chances are, there has been a time in the past where you haven’t taken too kindly to the prospect of having to walk for miles on end. Fear not, however, as you need not feel such despair ever again. There are a multitude of ways you can become a lot more enthusiastic about walking, no matter what distance you need to cover.
To find out what you can to keep yourself enthused on your next big hike, be sure to check out the guide below.
Don’t think of it as a burden
The second you stop classing walking as a burden everything about this activity will seem a lot more appealing. Instead of thinking about it as something that you are obliged to do, change your mindset, and think about as something that betters your life. Both physically and mentally, walking can do wonders for your health according to Evening Standard, and focusing on it in this sense will see you become far more enthused by it, especially when you begin to see and feel its plethora of benefits.
By turning walking into a game in which you challenge yourself to get better at it, everything about this physical activity will seem far more appealing to you. A good way to challenge yourself when it comes to walking is to wear a pedometer. With this gadget on your person while you walk, you will be able to track your steps and, subsequently, increase the number of steps that you take each time you embark on a trail.
The best way to challenge yourself in this instance, however, is to enter yourself into a race or marathon. By setting yourself the goal of getting fit by a certain date, you’ll provide yourself with the dedication you need to be able to walk every day, come rain or shine.
Walk with others
Whether it’s your mum, your dad, your sibling, your spouse, your friend, or even your dog — drag them out with you when you next embark on a big walk. If nothing else, the social aspect of having somebody there with you (even if its your dog and they can’t talk back!) will give you something else to do and think about when your walk becomes particularly tough and tedious.
Play games while you walk
Walking need not be a boring exercise. Today, thanks to the rise in mobile gaming, you can entertain yourself while you’re on your travels. This strand of portable gaming has given rise to thousands of app-based games, all of which are accessible in just a few clicks. While you are walking, you could pick up your smartphone and do everything from playing the slots on Unibet to running away from zombies and monsters on augmented reality games. So long as you have enough data to last your whole journey, and so long as you keep your eyes on your path and not just on your phone, playing games will be sure to make walking a lot more enjoyable for you.
If you wish to become more enthusiastic about walking, then you should be sure to put the above advice into practice.