Get out and about this winter!

Healthy Living > Physical health > Get out and about this winter!

Blog Article | By Simplyhealth  7 January 2021

Keeping your walking routine fun and motivating is a great way to improve your mental and physical health. 


Here are seven boredom busters to shake up your winter walks.

Woman smiling on mobile

1. Call a family member or friend!


Go for a walk and enjoy some fresh air.  Why not call a friend and have some company along the way?  We’re all living with certain restrictions on our lives right now but that doesn’t stop us reaching out to people in other ways!

Robin sat on a branch

2. Have a scavenger hunt


Create a checklist for you and your family to spot on your walk.  We’ve started a small list for you:

  1. Berries
  2. Birds
  3. Insects
  4. Flowers
  5. Leaves
Person picking pine cones off leafy ground

3. Gather treasures for an indoor craft project


How about making a pirate map? Or collecting pine cones and making your own potpourri – remember to bake them first!

Person taking photography on winters day

4. Get your camera out


Take your camera with you or whip out your phone to take photos of your walk.  Add them to your social media to show your family and friends.  Share your photos with us @SimplyhealthUK.

Person checking smart watch whilst on wintery run

5. Set a challenge between family and friends


Need some motivation? Set weekly challenges between family and friends to reach a certain amount of steps in a week.

Woman sat by festive window listening to music on headphones

6. Download a favourite playlist


Whether you are a classical, dubstep, rock, country or jazz fan – music you enjoy can boost your mood and make that walk much more enjoyable.  And what’s more, you’ll be walking along with a smile!

Man running in the snow

7. Push yourself


Share your fitness goals with your friends and family to help keep you motivated and on track to achieve your personal bests.

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