All forms of exercise can be fun. However, walking is such a versatile exercise, that it should be considered the most fun exercise ever. This article will touch upon three reasons why walking deserves this title.
You Can Walk With Anyone And Carry On A Conversation
Exercise is usually more fun when you can do it with someone else. Since walking is an exercise suited for people of all fitness levels, you have a wide variety of people you can take with you on your walk. Since walking doesn’t require an extensive amount of effort, you can carry on a wonderful conversation with your walking buddy. Those conversations can carry on for minutes and potentially hours. You can get a lot of exercise in without even noticing it or feeling bored when you have people with you.
You Can Jam To Your Tunes While Walking
If you are like most people, you probably love listening to your tunes while exercising. Not every exercise can afford you that possibility as intense exercises require your full effort and weight lifting requires your full concentration. Walking, on the other hand, is an exercise that you can do while listening to music because it does not require full effort or concentration. As long as you keep your eyes open for oncoming traffic and take on an easy to medium walking path, you should be able to listen to your tunes and get a good workout in by walking. Thus, you can have a lot of fun listening to your favorite tunes and getting in a good workout.
You Can Enjoy The Scenery While Walking
One of the most beautiful things about being outdoors is enjoying the sun and the scenery around you whether it be trees, buildings, mountains, or bodies of water. Walking allows you to soak in these wonderful scenic views and get a good workout in as well.
You wouldn’t be able to enjoy the scenery running since you must put maximal effort into each step. One can enjoy the scenery while biking, but at such fast speeds you have to pay attention to the path in front of you so that you don’t crash into anything. You won’t have as much time or enjoyment as you would like to enjoy the scenery. But with walking, you can always take time to smell the roses even while moving. Nothing could be more fun.
Very few exercises, if any, have these three qualities. One of the most important things about exercise is that it must be fun. That is what gets people up and moving. This is why I am a strong advocate of walking as the best exercise ever.