The simplicity of walking makes it a favorite exercise for many people. But the simplicity also can make it difficult to keep motivated unless you mix up your routine from time to time. Consider these options to help keep your walking time more interesting:
* Change your location. If you normally walk in a neighborhood, try out the local mall or airport concourse, or go to a different neighborhood. Plan vacations to include good places to walk.
*Find a partner. Having a regular partner can be a social outlet, a boredom reliever and commitment reinforcer. And who says you can only have one partner? Walking with a group can be a good way to keep in touch with old friends or make some new ones.
(Source: Arthritis Foundation)