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Clever ways to make your daily walk even more interesting

19 May, 2023
A colourful illustration depicting a person walking outdoors with joy and enthusiasm. The image conveys the idea of the fun and enjoyment associated with walking for exercise and leisure.

From boosting cardiovascular health and burning calories to improving mood and reducing stress, this simple yet powerful activity has it all. 

Walking can help you get your daily dose of Vitamin D from the sun’s rays. It can help you stretch your legs, get your circulation working properly, give your immune system a boost and stop your muscles from feeling tired and achy. It can also help improve your mood and boost your mental health and emotional well-being. 
Here are our top tips for making your daily stroll more enjoyable. 


What are you listening to?
Do you find yourself blasting the same playlist every time you go on a walk? No matter how much you love your pop anthems, musical soundtracks or rock songs, sometimes it’s much more interesting to listen to your surroundings and soak in the bustle of everyday life.

Put a smile on someone’s face
Instead of a nod of the head or a simple ‘hello’ to passers-by, a compliment can go a long way. ‘I love your shoes’ or ‘your hair looks amazing’ is a sure way to put a smile on someone’s face and make their day that little bit better.

Invest in a fitness watch or app
We all own, or know someone who owns, a Smartwatch or fitness tracking app. Hitting 10,000 steps a day is a daily goal for many keen walkers. Those who track their steps or have some form of fitness tracker find they’re more motivated to get outdoors to achieve their daily goals. Additionally, some fitness watches allow you to link with other watch owners, so you can start your own mini competition between friends.

Change your walking routes
Your choice of location makes a big difference to your walk. By changing up your walk between a handful of locations, you’re less likely to get bored. If you’re limited to where you can go, if you’re walking during a lunch break for example, try starting your walk at a different point or going in an opposite direction to have just a little bit of change - you never know what new coffee shop you might come across.

Join local walking groups
Joining a walking group will help you keep up with your fitness, as well as your social life.

Walking meditation
Combine walking with mindfulness with a traditional meditation practice. You can listen to a guided meditation through your headphones to get the most out of your walk.

Phone a friend
Walking alone for some fresh air is the perfect opportunity to catch up with that friend you haven’t seen in a year. Catching up with an old friend will not only make your longer walks fly by, but it’ll also increase your positive mood.


Walking is a free, low maintenance, low impact form of exercise with a multitude of health benefits. Walking at a decent pace will not only raise your heart rate but also give you the opportunity to increase your walking distance over time and hit new goals week on week.

A 30-minute walk each day is a great way to improve your cardiovascular and lung health which keeps your blood pressure in check and reduces your risk of heart disease and stroke.

If you find you don’t have time for long walks or find staying motivated a difficult task, there’s no harm in starting smaller. Talking the stairs instead of the lift, getting off the bus a stop earlier to walk or offering to walk the neighbour’s dog are all great ways to get active.

To re-coin the well-known saying, a walk a day really does keep the doctor away. There are several ways to keep your daily walk exciting and refreshing with a few simple tweaks that will not only keep your fitness levels topped up but boost your mental health too. 


Getting out for a stroll, spending time in the fresh air and reconnecting with nature is a great way of blowing away the cobwebs, loosening those muscles and clearing your mind after a hard day at work.

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