When you’re trying to stick to an exercise routine, it’s important to keep it interesting.
For many people, alternating between the elliptical machine and the treadmill at the gym just doesn’t do the trick. Doing the same thing day after day gets boring, and once they’re bored, they’re more likely to start skipping workouts or stop exercising altogether.
That’s where a walking group comes in: Not only does exercising with other people offer an added measure of safety and accountability that you can’t get by going it alone; it also makes for a more enjoyable experience.
And the social aspect of a group exercise routine offers some mental health benefits, to boot. Talking over the day’s events and sharing things that are causing stress in your life is a great way to burn off steam while you burn calories.
A workplace walking group can be a corporate wellness professional’s dream: It gets your employees moving and, if they’re doing it during their lunch break, the activity can help energize and refresh them for the rest of the day.
Of course, some people are loners by nature, or simply prefer to fly (or walk) solo. As long as it works for them and it’s something they’re committed to, there is no wrong way to get the physical activity that we all need.
If you think your workers would benefit from a walking group, help them get started.
Here are a few pointers from WebMD:
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