Everyone knows they should probably be getting more exercise, but that doesn’t mean you have to drop a bunch of money on a gym membership you’ll end up using for the first 2 weeks and then quit.
Instead, you can do something for free that’s really healthy and easy to integrate into your existing routine: walking! Walking is one of the healthiest activities because it isn’t strenuous on your body, which means the risk of injury is low and it’s still great aerobic exercise.
The reason why people don’t walk more is that they feel like they don’t have the time for it. However, it’s actually really easy to start walking more every day. If you live in a big city where you take public transport to work or to meet friends, replace one ride on a bus or train by walking instead!
Another great way to get into the habit of walking more if you don’t live in the city is to try to rely on your car less. If you have stores within a mile of your house, walk there instead of driving! The best way to get the hang of it is by parking your car farther from where you need to go to force yourself to get moving more, and the rest will come naturally.