If you live in a very metropolitan area, there’s a good chance you’re catching trains, buses, and taxis all over it. As a result, you can lose a lot of your income on this travel, and there’s no point getting a car considering the amount of inner city congestion occurs on the daily! All in all, you’re probably not too happy with this state of affairs, and you want to do something to make this area of your life a little healthier… Thankfully, there’s quite a few ways to help you out here!
Living in the city means you’re densely packed in with buildings stretching for thousands of blocks, and there’s a lot of people on the pavement, all pushing and shoving and knocking you on the shoulder to get to where they want to go. It’s time to become one of them; but hopefully, you’ll be a little nicer about it!
Wear Something Comfy
Something you know you won’t sweat much in, considering how much hotter the inner city is compared to the suburbs. When you sweat, you get uncomfortable, despite it being the body’s natural way of keeping you cool; and then you’ve got your hoodie to lug around as well as your bag and that’s just annoying!
That also means wearing trainers to get yourself moving (even when they’re completely out of your style), and if you’ve got some problems with your extremities, items like diabetic socks exist out there. You can get yourself walking a lot easier when you’re dressed to do so, so make sure
Have Plenty of Breaks
Even when there’s no bench around to sit down on, don’t make yourself keep going when you’re getting tired. There’s no use in getting all achy within the first 20 minutes because you outpaced yourself when you’ve still got another 40 minutes until your destination, so make sure you either take a standing break to calm your heart rate down, or find somewhere to perch for a couple of minutes.
Do This Regularly
Whenever you think about taking some transport to and from a destination, think about how far it really is. Could you walk it? Chances are you absolutely can! When you want to adopt a habit, you need to make a conscious effort to make it regular, and walking is something very natural, so it’ll be easy! Walk to the bus stop further down the road if you absolutely need to catch a ride, or get off at an earlier stop and put your legs to good use. It’s the little things that make the most difference.
Motivating yourself to walk around your city more can be tough, but you can fit it very easily into your schedule considering you have to walk to simply move around! Try it out the next time you leave the house; you never know the health goals you can accomplish as you go on.
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