Routines are something that suit some people more than others, but if there is one routine you should try to get yourself into on a daily basis, it is a quick walk first thing each morning.
Earth, this wondrous place we all call home, it really is magnificent isn’t it? Covered in dazzling beaches, lush rainforests, snow capped mountains, arid deserts, bustling cities and ancient ruins, there is so much wonder out there, just waiting to be explored. And what better way to explore the world, then by hiking around its beauty on your own two legs!?
Unfortunately though, there are so many stunning places to visit, it could take more than a lifetime to make it to them all. So if you are an avid walker like me, who loves exploring the many wonders our great Earth has to offer, then here is a list of the top 7 spectacular walks that need to be on your bucket list!
Hiking is one of the best physical activities, because during one hike, you can visit magnificent sites, experience the immaculate nature and at the same time work on your physical strength and health. If you are a beginner, then make sure you don’t go alone and that you ask someone with experience for help. However, you will start with short hikes, so there is no need to immediately buy expensive equipment, which will probably be suggested by a hiking pro.
Walking is great exercise. Not only does it burn calories, it also works your heart, lungs and major lower body muscles and is about as natural as exercise gets. And better still, it can be done virtually anywhere and anytime.
However, as awesome as walking undeniably is, some people find that walking doesn’t deliver enough in the enjoyment department and, as everyone knows, it’s hard to stick to an exercise program that isn’t enjoyable – even if it delivers results.
So, how can you boost the enjoyment factor? Good question! Here are some great enjoyment-boosting walking tips you can use to add an extra element of gratification to your walking workouts.
Walking is arguably the easiest and most accessible form of exercise around and yet, many of us look for opportunities to walk less and not more. Mechanized transport, elevators, escalators, valet parking, drive through diners… all of these things mean that it’s quite easy to get through a day without walking more than a few hundred steps at most.
This is in sharp contrast to our hunter/gather ancestors who, while seeking food and water, regularly walked 15 miles or more a day. Interestingly, these same hunter/gathers were healthier, suffered fewer degenerative diseases, had no issues with their weight, lived productive lives right up to the end and yet did not formal exercise. Coincidence? I don’t think so!