Five Easy Ways to Fit Walking in to Your Day

Ever feel like there just isn’t enough time in the day to go for a walk? The Scottish walking charity Paths for All help people to feel healthier and happier by simply walking more.

They’ve put together their top tips on how to fit walking into your everyday routine. Follow these and you’ll be feeling fitter, less stressed and more energised in no time!

1. Don’t be a diva

Constantly using Uber/Gett? Constantly asking your mum or dad for a lift? Whether it’s your pals house, college or work, if you can get there in less than 30 minutes then scrap the lift and walk instead.

2. Ditch the escalator

The lift at college or the escalator in the shopping centre might be the tempting choice. But if you teach yourself to *always take the stairs* you'll be climbing a munro before you know it (that’s about 6000 steps or 400 flights of stairs if you were wondering).

3. Make a playlist

Whether you use, Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer or Tidal there's loads of playlists premade for you to jump into and get motivated! Or you could make your own to inspire you!

4. Find some nature

Living in Scotland, we’re so lucky to have a huge amount of beautiful natural landscape right on our doorstep. In every town, city and village across the country you’ll find that you’re never too far from some epic greenspace. Whether it’s the local park, a forest or a peaceful path along the river, use what you’ve got nearest to you to get some extra steps whilst you connect with nature.

5. Think about the ££££

One of the best things about walking? It's free! So next time you’re filling your car up with petrol, calling a taxi or getting the bus; consider walking for that journey instead and think about the extra pennies you could save.

For more inspiration on taking steps to feel healthier every day, why not check out Paths For All.