We all know that keeping active is a great way to keep both our mind and body in check, however, with many of us bound by desk jobs or occupied by the million and one other things going on in our lives, it can often seem near impossible to fit in any sort of exercise. Trust us, girls, we know the drill!
Which is why walking is the perfect remedy. Not only is it a great way to keep on top of your fitness, it’s also a great way to boost your wellbeing too by providing you with some essential escapism and time to reboot and recharge. It’s a win win!
From helping to clear the mind to improving sleep quality, as well as decreasing your risk of anxiety and depression, hitting 10,000 steps a day could be the perfect way to introduce fitness into your everyday.
Want to discover how? Well you’re in luck, ladies, because we’ve rounded up our best tips on how to add a spring to your step and hit those all important goals. On your marks, get set, go!
1. Walk Don’t Drive
It’s safe to say that we’ve all opted to drive when we most definitely could have walked.
Which is why next time you’re tempted to hop in the car for your supermarket shop or to visit your bestie, we want you to think twice! By opting to walk, not only will you pick up your step count, you’ll be saving petrol money too. Not to mention, it’s a whole lot better for the environment and you can’t argue with that, right?
2. Consider Investing In A Fitness Tracker
While we appreciate they can be a tad expensive, fitness trackers are a great way to monitor your steps and assess your goals, so you can reward yourself for your hard work and commitment! Besides, you deserve it!
Psst… you can even keep track on your phone too. It’s that simple!
3. Make It Social
One of the best things about walking is that you can invite your bestie along too! It’s a great way to keep each other in check and motivate one another to hit 10,000 steps. It’s time to be each other’s cheerleader and bring the fun. Go, go, go!
4. Take A Break
We can all agree that on at least one occasion we have forgotten to leave our work desks for some all important respite. However, we want to remind you, ladies, this is absolutely not the way forward.
Whether you stop for 5 minutes to grab a coffee, chat to a work colleague on the other side of the office or head out for half an hour during your lunch for a walk round the block, taking regular breaks is essential for your mental wellbeing! Plus, it’s a fail-safe way to hit 10,000 steps a day. What are you waiting for?
5. Switch Up Your Commute
The daily commute - arguably, the most mundane part of everybody’s day. Are we right or are we right?
So, why not switch things up and consider walking to work instead? Fresh air, zero traffic and there’s no doubt you’ll be able to achieve 10,000 steps a day.
However, we appreciate not everyone has the luxury of being close to work, so as an alternative, we recommend parking further away from your office, so you can walk the rest of the way. If not, you may wish to arrive at the office early, so you can go for a refreshing walk and set yourself up for a great day.
6. Where There’s A Way, Walk
Upping your steps to maintain your fitness is all about discovering simple ways to implement a bit of extra walking into your everyday. This could include choosing to walk to the furthest bathroom, taking the stairs instead of the lift or even offering to grab a brew for your work besties. Remember, ladies, it all adds up!
You can always rely on us here at AYBL to deliver the very best fitness tips to help keep you, your mind and body in check. Because to us, you will always be our number one priority.
You can do this, ladies, believe in yourself and there’s no doubt you will #BeAybl To Achieve.