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I get bored walking. How can walking be more fun?

Make it interesting! Here are some tips to put more fun into walking and to keep you motivated to walk:

  • Make it social -- Walk with friends, social groups, walking clubs, or combine walking with another fun occasion, such as walking to the movies, a concert, or sports event.
  • Vary your routine -- Walk at different times of day. Bring your dog. Explore new walking routes and trails.
  • Bring music -- Take headphones and listen to music or an audio book, but keep the volume low enough to be able to hear and be aware of your surroundings.
  • Plan a special long walk -- for example, a hike or a visit to the beach, a walking event (like a 5k or 10k), a walking tour of a foreign country or city, a religious pilgrimage, or a hike along the Appalachian Trail or in a national park.

The American Volkssport Association is a network of over 350 walking clubs. Find a club in your area!

For more suggestions, visit Making Walking More Fun, Motivation and Support, Getting Them Walking at Work, and 10 Easy Steps for Walking More.