Walking with a partner can improve your physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing, while keeping you focused and motivated.
Walking can be a pleasure when the sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and a light breeze is propelling you forward, but sharing a stroll with a companion or two can make any walk more enjoyable.
A study looking at group fitness showed that physical, mental, and emotional quality of life improves when participants exercise together, potentially leading to a significant improvement in mood and well-being.
When it comes to finding a walking partner(s), you’ve got plenty of options. Look to family, friends, or colleagues who have a similar schedule as you and plan on a walk in the morning, during a lunch break, or after work. Pets are also great companions. If you don’t have a dog, see if a neighbor or friend will let you borrow theirs.
If the above options are unavailable, look to join a walking group or organize your own Monday Mile. This is an excellent way to get motivated; plus, it’s a nice way to socialize and connect with new people.