Do you have a busy schedule? Here are some tips on how you can find time to get out and walk more.
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You’ve probably heard that getting up a little earlier can help you fit a daily walk into your schedule. However, if your day already starts before the sun rises, that option might not be ideal. But that doesn’t mean you can’t find time to get out and walk a little more. Check out these (practical) tips to fitting in a walk into your busy schedule:
If you know that there’s someone else expecting you to join them for a walk, it won’t be as easy for you to skip out.
Don’t let having kids become a reason you can’t get your exercise. If anything, having kids should help you go out and walk more. Put your baby in the buggy, and let your toddler ride their bike alongside you.
If you’re not up for walking outside during the cold winter months, many gyms have indoor tracks. Consider signing up for a membership, or seeing if you can access a local school gym for free to get your steps in.
Take a stroll in the park with your significant other. If you aren’t able to find time away from the kids, bring them along! Let them play on the playground while you walk around the play area with your mister.
Only have 10 minutes between finishing that load of laundry and picking up the kids from school? Take a quick walk around the neighborhood! Try fitting in a quick walk whenever you can and see how many steps you can get in a day.
Start small. Try scheduling one 15-minute walk once a week. After you’ve done this for a while, you can bump it up to walking more often or for a longer amount of time.
Take the stairs, don’t take the closest parking space, walk your child to school instead of carpooling, take an extra lap around the grocery store while shopping, walk to a coworker’s desk instead of sending an email – whatever works for you.
Get more steps in because walking just isn’t good for your body – it helps your brain as well. Boost your creativity by walking so whether it’s indoors or outdoors, find time to stretch your legs, get your brain working, and take a walk.