One of the best and surely the easiest workout of all is walking – it is very simple, everyone already knows how to do it and you don’t need any special equipment for it. Walking can give amazing results, but you have to do it often and it will give you results in the future. However, many people get bored with walking as an exercise over time and they simply stop doing it. Some even start running when they get bored with walking, but, the truth is that walking is quite repetitive and if you don’t change routes often – you will too end up bored with it.
Here are some tips that should help you get more out of your walks and make them more interesting:
Choose the proper shoes
This is pretty obvious, right? Not according to one study which has shown that more than 52 percent of all people who have regular walks are wearing shoes that don’t fit properly or are not good for long walks. There is one easy way to find out if it is time to change your shoes – if your feet in pain after you have finished your walk, this is a sign that your shoes are not good for long walks or they are simply not giving proper support to your feet.
If you decide to buy new shoes for walking, first of all make sure that they fit you perfectly. Furthermore, you don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars on proper shoes, just find the ones who are the right size and the ones that give proper support to your feet.
Take good care of your feet
Most of us don’t think about the care of our feet, especially when we don’t experience any pain or discomfort. However, experts say that we should take care of our feet, if we don’t want problems in the future. There are many exercises that are ideal for keeping strong muscles used for walking and experts recommend that you stretch your legs and ankles a little, before every walk.
Green is the best color for walking
Did you know that seeing green color while you’re walking can help you enjoy your time spent doing this exercise even more? This has been proven by a research done by experts at the University of Essex in England. This research claims that you will be calmer and feel less fatigued if you are exposed to green color while walking.
Walk in different ways
You don’t have to walk always in a straight line – experts recommend that you change the way you walk from time to time – both to keep your walk more interesting and to avoid overuse injuries.
Learn while walking
Many people are using walking to learn something new every day. For example, you can listen to an audiobook or learn a new language – all you need is a smartphone, headphones and an app on your smartphone. There are audiobooks created especially for people who listen to them while walking!