Developing a successful walking routine is all about setting goals, scheduling regular walking sessions, varying your walking locations and walking a consistent amount each week spread evenly across a few days. All of this helps you get into a healthy habit that ensures you will have a sustainable schedule you can stick to well into the future.
It’s perfectly easy to keep tabs on and coordinate all these elements yourself, but alternatively you can get involved with an organised walking group that will provide and track all of these variables for you. For example, parkrun provides a huge variety of 5km routes all over the world every Sunday morning, all of which are easily searchable and as welcoming to walkers as they are to runners.
The only thing left to do is take measures to ensure you get the most from your walking routine: stay hydrated; pay attention to how your body responds to your exercise and adjust your intensity if necessary; invest in comfortable footwear that will prevent discomfort and injuries. And last but not least, don’t let a blister get between you and your walking routine – make sure you’re always carrying your trusty Compeed!