Here is a great guest post article from my friend Satu. Enjoy!
Before I started writing this piece, I surfed the Internet for ideas and found a great quote from FitnessMagazine.com: “When your brain abandons your workout routine, your body is soon to follow.” If you can make your usual walk even asleep, it’s time to mix things up.
Avoiding workout boredom is not the only reason to vary your fitness walking routine, it’s also a great way to increase your fitness level and calorie consumption. Varying your routine also helps you avoid overuse injuries that can become a problem if you always do the same thing.
Read my suggestions for spicing up your walking routine below. Some ways to add variety you can put into use immediately, while others require some planning.
#1 Vary Duration, Terrain and Scenery
Do you always follow the same old path? Next time you go walking, pick a different route or simply walk your customary route in reverse. You’ll be surprised how different familiar landmarks and building look when you approach them from a different direction.
Another simple way to add variety to your walks is to alternate between short and long walks. If you usually take short 30-minute walks during workdays, add one 60-minute walk to your weekly routine. Likewise, if you always walk on city streets, try walking in a park or even woods once in a while. Walking on an uneven surface is a new challenge for your body, and your brain will love you for it.