Get Walking 8: Excuses

01/04/2020 Posted by Linda Sankey | Comments(0)

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 Sometimes it can be easy to make excuses to not get out and get active through walking. We've come up with some top tips to help you and your family get walking!

Excuse 1:

 Excuse 1

  • It only takes 30 minutes of your time to do a walk that will help to maintain your health.
  • Just go out the door and walk, there is no extra time needed to travel to a venue or to prepare.
  •  Try to fit walking into your daily routine or use it as an opportunity to meet a friend and catch up. Let family and friends know about your plans and ask them to support you to stick with the routine.

 Excuse 2:

 Excuse 2

  • Try fitting in a walk when you feel most energetic, this could be early in the day.
  • Walking will actually give you more energy. Try it out and notice the difference in your energy levels for the day.

 Excuse 3:

Excuse 3

  • Talk to your doctor about getting active at your next visit.
  • You could also check out the health promotion organisations for advice on your illness and walking.

 Excuse 4:

Excuse 4

  • Walking is one of the easiest ways to get active.
  • You can set your own pace and length of walk.
  • Over time you can gradually increase this.

Excuse 5: 

Excuse 5

  • It’s never too late to start walking.
  • Walking regularly can help to maintain your physical health.

Read the rest of the Get Walking series - Finding Walks, looking at Physical Wellbeing and Mental Wellbeing, Being Active during Covid19. Do you need specific Gear? Look at Warm Up & Posture and Are you doing enough? Setting some very important Goals! Read some Top Tips and think about Setting up a Walking Group and useful sample Walking Programmes you can use.



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Get Ireland Walking recognises that walking is an activity with a potential risk of personal injury. Participants should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.