Walking - Healthy Challenges


Slow Down If you’ve been trying to walk faster but aren’t enjoying the challenge, you have permission to back off and go at a gentler speed. Walking is good for your body and mind even if you aren’t breaking a major sweat—so pick a pace that feels good to you. The important thing is that you enjoy walking enough to make it a regular habit.

Add spontaneity and excitement to your walks by taking different directions when you come to crossroads. You can make this fun; bring a die and pick different numbers and assign them to routes.

Experimenting with walking across as many different textures and types of ground as you can, from fallen trees, to muddy puddles, to thick leaf blankets, it’s great for getting the small muscles in our feet moving and keeping this interesting.