How to make walking less boring
Whether you walk for recreation, physical fitness or simply as a means of getting from point A to point B, the health benefits are the same. Besides getting your heart pumping, walking can boost your mood and energy, while promoting a good night’s sleep. It’s a popular activity, as well, as we strive to reach 10,000 steps a day.
But as COVID-19 has made our world feel smaller, the routes we normally take on our walks can start feeling a bit, well… Boring. The good news is, there are plenty of ways to make this daily dose of physical activity more satisfying. The key is to make walking a workout for the mind and soul as well as for the body. The following tips are sure to add spring to your step.
Read the clouds
Learn the fundamentals of amateur meteorology, and you’ll never find your walk boring again! Keep your eyes on the skies: what can you tell from the clouds? Which way is the wind blowing? Is a front coming in? Just how accurate was the morning weather forecast, anyway?
Take up birdwatching
Even if you tend to walk solo, chances are you’ll encounter some feathered friends along the route. Keep a checklist of the birds you see on your walk. How many different species can you identify, and how do their numbers change with the seasons?