Walking is a simple way to get in shape and relax after a stressful day. It doesn’t require any fancy equipment and is a great activity to help you start being more active. Plus walking can easily be fit into your daily routine – commuting to work, dropping the kids off at school or carrying out errands!
Exploring your neighbourhood on-foot is a great way to meet your neighbours and get to know your community. Walking to local shops and restaurants gives you fresh air, exercise and saves you from finding a parking space!
Your commute can provide a great opportunity to fit in exercise. If you live close enough to walk or bike, try it one day a week and you’ll be amazed at how great you feel. If you live near a transit route, try taking transit and get off the bus a few stops early.
Individuals that walk frequently and for long time periods can enjoy many of the same health benefits as runners! Walking is a great low-impact way to fit exercise into your day no matter what your fitness level. Don’t let the cost of a gym membership keep you from being active – get walking!