10 WAYS TO WALK AT HOME

I can think of so many ways to walk at home but I’m going to focus on just 10 ways to walk at home. Walking at home leads to a healthy lifestyle that helps maintain good health and prevent disease.  With the gym limitations in some areas, it’s important to find ways to walk at home.  In my opinion, to walk from home is the most convenient and safest for me. I’ve adjusted my home to fit my needs for exercise by purchasing an elliptical machine and setting up a workout area in my home. The whole family is always encouraged to join in the routine to walk at home either walking the dogs or in the new workout area.

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10 ways to walk at home - girl walking at beach

Why is walking important:

To walk at home is a great habit to get into. It’s good for you to get your body moving and if walking is what works best for you then do it. Walking is a great low impact exercise that most everybody can do. It can help with weight loss, heart health and to prevent disease such as cancer, heart disease and also lowers blood pressure.  Check out this chart below to help lose 1 pound per day walking.

10 ways to walk at home - chart to walking to lose weight

 

There are many benefits to walking:

  • Strengthen the heart
  • Burn calories and lose weight
  • Ease joint pain
  • Boost immune function
  • Lower blood sugar
  • Improve mood
  • Tone body
  • Boost energy

=>>Always do what you enjoy<<=

 

10 ways to walk at home - walker on road

10 Ways to Walk at Home:

  • Take a walk around the block-I have an around the block routine and I see the same neighbors each day.
  • Take a walk around the local mall-If you like to people watch and walk then take a drive to the local mall.
  • Take a walk in a downtown area-It’s fun to walk and window shop in a small downtown shopping area.
  • Walk on the treadmill or elliptical-I bought my elliptical recently and love looking out the window while I’m on it.
  • Start a neighborhood walking club-I saw a woman advertise on a local community app to meet for a walking club.
  • Take a walk at the beach-My favorite! Get some outdoor fresh air and sunshine and walk on the beach.
  • Take a walk at the park-Discover some parks in your area that you have never been to and explore!
  • Walk at the local trails-There are manicured trails near our home that you can walk safely.
  • Walk a dog or offer to walk a neighbors-My other favorite!  My dogs love getting out of the home and walking each day.
  • Watch a YouTube-try watching and following along with the YouTube video below by Leslie Sansone

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10 ways to walk at home - weekly tracker

 

Staying safe while walking tips:

  • Walk in safe area-Always find a safe area with sidewalks, even pathway and be aware of backing out cars.
  • Go with a partner-It’s safest to walk with a partner but if you can’t find anybody bring a stick to protect yourself.
  • Wear good shoes and comfortable clothes-Purchase quality shoes and wear loose clothing.
  • Drink plenty of water-Bring along cold water and keep hydrated to prevent dehydration.
  • Walk in daytime-This is not always possible but I highly recommended for your safety.
  • Wear sunscreen-Even if its seems cloudy outside you can still get sun exposure.
  • Stay off cell phone-This is very important!  Stay off the cell phone and pay attention.  It’s for your own safety.

Conclusion:

I’m so excited to get outside and walk!  I hope you are too after reading my article 10 ways to walk at home.  Remember the safety tips and let me know if you have any questions.

21 Replies to “10 WAYS TO WALK AT HOME”

  1. Love the article, especially the walking chart. I may have to alter it slightly as I have diabetic neuropathy in my feet. It will just take me longer, that’s all ! All in all, it will be helpful to me nonetheless. Very easy reading. Love it!!

  2. I never thought about so many ways to walk. It actually sounds like fun. The video was good for stay-in-place walking. I also like the “To Lose 1 Pound a Day” plan. I am motivated by plans and structure. It’s kind of like: Day 1/check. Day 2/check, etc.

    A friend of mine took the month of July to drink zero alcohol and walk. By the end of the month he was walking 7 mile a day. I think he was able to do that in less than an hour. He’s in his 60’s. He lost a lot of weight and feels great.

    Super informative and motivating article. Thank you!

    1. @Glenn thank you for visiting my blog again and for your kind comment. I really appreciate your support. I enjoyed your story about your friend and I think that’s amazing results he’s received.

  3. I’ve been walking daily and I’m ready to amp it up a little and go further. I also like to take a route that adds some hills. Thank you for all the great tips! This article was just the motivation I needed to add to my routine. I especially like the Trail link! Thanks!

  4. Hi Alyse.
    Walking is great, is is part of my exercise routine, even though I go to the gym 4 times a week. Why? Well you already listed 10 benefits. But my main one is “Posture” it helps me to “Stand Up Straight” So I put my shoulders back and away I go, great for the back too. Plus it’s a great exercise for the days when I’m not working out, the recovery days. Or as an extra, wondering through the parks and wilderness amazed at the scenery enjoying life.
    Jeremy 🙂

  5. This is a great article to get people out walking again and away from that useless TV. Walking is one of the best and safest exercises we can do. I started walking last year and now I am up to running but I could never have gotten there without the baby steps.
    I love meeting new people on the trail and sometimes find others to run with.

    1. @Rick yes! I agree people could benefit so much from walking! Thank you for visiting my blog today and leaving this great comment on my article 10 ways to walk at home.

  6. A great article on walking. I aim to do at least 10,000 steps a day but hate it when I don’t hit that. The last week has seen the weather be not been ideal at all so my walking has suffered.

    I love your chart on losing a pound, I have never seen that before and it is great for goal setting in terms of walking.

    Its inspired me to get my act together and go for a walk first thing before I do anything else. Hopefully my gym will reopen soon!

  7. Hi Alyse,

    One of the most underrated form of weight loss and toning exercise – walking. I truly saw its benefits when I travelled to Vietnam.

    My friend and I were on foot most of the time, maybe clocking at least 4km each day. Honestly speaking we came back with leaner legs, all from clocking in the walking hours. Hahaha

    Loved your article, we can all benefit from your ideas especially during this time!

    Cheers.
    SAM

  8. Hi Alyse,
    Thanks so much for these awesome tips. I never thought about a neighbourhood club. Might be something I could start!
    And mall walking for us here in Northern Canada is great in the winter. We have such a long season… 🙁
    I had to giggle when I read about staying off the phone. I don’t know how many times I see people walking while on their phones. Those are accidents waiting to happen, lol.
    Cheers,
    Suzanne

  9. Dear Alyse S
    You have given me very great ideas about walking from home.

    I really like the idea of walking around in the local malls and around the blocks.

    I like that you mentioned that walking is a low impact exercise that anyone can do. Infact it’s an exercise that you can do without knowing that you’re exercising.
    Window shopping for instance is exercising, so also is walking your beloved dog.

    I like that you mentioned the benefits of walking, it makes me have a purpose in mind. I am not only strengthening my heart, boosting my immunity, and losing weight but also improving my mood as walk around the neighbourhood and my local mall, making social connections.

    Thank you so much for this helpful piece.

  10. Hi Alyse,

    Finding time to exercise these days tend be a bit tricky for those who are in full time job and also have an online business. Going to a gym is really time consuming when you have only limited times. I really enjoyed reading your article about 10 ways to walk at home. It’s amazing, I will try to include some of them in my daily routine especially walking around the block first thing in the morning.

    Thank you for providing us a practical ways to walk.

  11. I love the weekly walking tracker. I am a visual person, so being able to see what I have done is awesome. I especially like the mall tip. Most malls do open up early in the morning for the purpose of allowing people to walk. I have smaller children so being in a controlled climate is great. Hopefully, I can get my behind on the move this week.

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