Member Comments for the Article:

14 Ways to Add Variety to Your Walks

Bored with Walking? Try These Ideas!

64 Comments


Leave a Comment Return to Article
  • LCERTUCHE
    I actually have started walking backwards some when walking with my 10 year old son. When he gets bored he will start walking backwards and I did it too just for fun. I'm glad it's good for you (I do go a lot slower though).
  • I've started walking indoors in office building. We have one floor that we use as a track and walk around for 10-20 min in the morning and then the afternoon walk consists of taking the stairs for 7 or 8 flights.
  • also add in geocaching!
  • Sometimes I go on a regular walk, but do the trail in the opposite dirrection
  • CRAMPERELLA
    Nordic Pole walking!!!
  • I'm really enjoying walking now (since it's virtually fall in the upper midwest and nice and cool) and what I do is vary my path (sometimes I go through the park, sometimes I loop around a different street) and my speed. I've even added jog intervals.
  • very very helpful thanks for your advices
  • I like mixing my walking up when my son goes with me so he's not bored. We walk backwards, skip, hop, and lunges. Never thought to walk sideways we will have to throw that into the mix.
  • I recently started downloading audiobooks to my phone and listening to those while I go on my daily walk at lunch. Now, instead of finding excuses not to go out and walk, I can't wait to go so I can find out what happens next in whatever novel I'm listening to.
  • I live in the country and love to go walking in the afternoons, but recently my fiance was in a bad car accident. He is recuperating and I don't really have time to go walking much right now. So if you guys could pray for a fast recovery for my fiance that would be great!
  • There are always other people on the trails where I walk, and saying hello to them is what I look forward to.

    Pumping my arms helps to keep my hands from swelling, in addition to helping with the stride and increasing intensity.

    I've heard some negative advice about ankle weights while walking. My knees are telling me that the walking shoes are plenty heavy by themselves.

  • NATURELADY101
    Some good ideas here...I like walking backwards, too. And I tried walking sideways...couldn't go too far but it was a challenge. As an added bonus, any time a person changes a routine it's good for keeping the brain 'tuned' and younger, too! What a deal, at LEAST two specific benefits for the price of a walk! :)
  • I try walking in different places to keep me alive.
  • I love walking backwards. I got so bored and knew every crevice and road kill on the side of the road and then I discovered the fun of walking backwards. It was good that I knew the road so well because it helped me know to watch out for that dried out squished frog! I sure have gotten some looks though. lol I also like to walk while reading a book. Walking becomes effortless when you're absorbed in a book. Now, I've done backwards and reading at the same time, but I wouldn't recommend it. Too many senses pulled off of your safety.
  • I started dancing on my treadmill...It's fun...At first I didn't think I would like it.But after 45 minutes I fell in love...It's fun too.

Comment Pages (5 total)
[2]

Leave a comment


  Log in to leave a comment.