How to Make Walking a Habit
Our weekly BBR challenge is to walk thirty minutes each day, and we hope you’re participating! Walking is a great way to be physically active on a daily basis. Here are some ideas to help you turn walking into a habit!
Schedule Your Walks.
A lot of people make a goal to walk every day, but quickly find that other things get in the way. If you struggle to find time during your day to squeeze a walk in, don’t just leave it to chance. Schedule your walks the way you would an appointment! While you can still cancel them if something really urgent comes up, making a commitment to walk will help you stick with it.
Walking is a great way to explore your neighborhood and different parts of your city. Things that you’ve never noticed while driving will suddenly catch your attention when you’re on foot! While you’ll obviously want to avoid any dangerous areas, use your walks as an opportunity to become more familiar with your neighborhood. It may surprise you what you find!
Listen to Something New.
Sometimes healthy habits can feel more like chores than fun activities. To avoid falling into this rut, make your walks fun by downloading some new music, a podcast, or an audiobook to listen to while you walk. As a bonus, if you only listen to it while you walk, you’ll have a greater incentive to make it a daily habit.
BREAK UP YOUR WALKING TIME.
If you don’t have a big chunk of time to go for a walk, that’s okay! You can split up your walks throughout the day. For example, if you’re participating in our weekly challenge of walking thirty minutes each day, you could go for a ten-minute walk in the morning, another during your lunch break, and one more in the afternoon. The goal is to spend more time moving, so do whatever you need to do to make it happen!
You can participate in our weekly challenge by taking a picture of yourself walking and posting it in the comments of our challenge post here. For more tips to transform your life and reach your goals, subscribe to the blog and check out our Facebook page!