6. Keep a Log
You can gain even more benefits from your walking program if you keep a log to track your progress. Take note of how long and how far you walk each day. Try to go a little farther or a little faster each week. You may be able to download a simple app on your phone to keep track of your daily exercise. You may also want to document your eating habits to help you see if your calorie consumption is appropriate for your needs.
5. Include Walking Throughout Your Day
Scheduling an early morning walk or an evening stroll ensures you set aside time each day or throughout the week for exercise. However, you can also look for opportunities to sneak extra activity into your day. Opt for the stairs instead of the elevator whenever possible. Park farther away in the parking lot and catch a few additional steps on your way into work or the grocery store. Exit the bus at an earlier stop and hoof it for a few extra blocks.
4. Bring a Friend
Finding ways to make walking more fun makes you more likely to stick to it. Plan a weekly walk with pals to catch up while also exercising. If you have a dog, bring him along on your daily jaunt. What better way to introduce fitness to your children than by encouraging them to join you on a walk. An evening stroll through the neighborhood can be an excellent way for families to connect and catch up on the day’s events. A weekend hike in a local nature center can be a good way to enjoy the outdoors with others.