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.

Call a family member or a friend over winter
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!

See the great outdoors
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
Get creative with arts and crafts
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!

Capture the beauty of nature
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.

Create friendly challenges with mates
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.

Zone out with your favourite artists
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!

Go the extra mile this new year
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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