6 ways to add more walking into your day

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Blog Article | By Simplyhealth  14 July 2021

Whether you’re looking to embark on walking adventures , or simply wanting to increase your daily step count, here are just a few ways that you can add more walking into your day:

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1. Make it social

 

Try incorporating a walk when meeting up with friends and family or take a stroll and phone a friend to catch up.

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2. Make it routine

 

Make it part of your routine – try setting aside a time that works for you, such as taking a walk during your lunch break, or a stroll around the block before dinner time.

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3. Leave the car at home

 

If possible, try leaving the car at home for shorter journeys such as running errands or doing the school run.

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4. Park further away

 

When choosing a parking space, such as at the supermarket, park in a space further away from the building.

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5. Public transport

 

If using public transport, get off a few stops early and walk the rest of the way.

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6. Track your activity

 

Purchase a wearable device or download a fitness app to monitor your steps and activity levels. A daily step goal can help to keep you motivated and stay on track.

 

Note: It’s advisable to consult your GP before commencing any new or more strenuous exercise.

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