Motivational Quotes to Inspire You to Walk Regularly
Why Should We Walk Every Day?
When I say it's a good idea to walk every day, I am not saying something you've never heard before. We are all aware of the many health benefits of frequent walking. Whether you walk in the morning, the evening, or some other time of day, your habit helps keep you fit not only physically and mentally, but also emotionally.
Despite the obvious benefits, we all sometimes skip our therapeutic walks. Whether due to busyness, lethargy, lack of interest, depression, or preoccupation, it's easy to let our healthiest habits fall by the wayside. Here are some quotes that will inspire and motivate you to get back out there and walk!
Quotes About Walking
- "When I am in turmoil, when I can’t think, when I am exhausted and afraid and feeling very, very alone, I go for walks. It’s just one of those things I do. I walk and sooner or later, something comes to me, something to make me feel less like jumping off a building." —Jim Butcher
- "When you truly sing, you sing yourself free. When you truly dance, you dance yourself free. When you walk in the mountains or swim in the sea, again, you set yourself free." —Jay Woodman
- "An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day." —Henry David Thoreau
- "A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world." —Paul D. White
- "Walking is good for solving problems—it’s like the feet are little psychiatrists." —Pepper Giardino
- "Walking gets the feet moving, the blood moving, the mind moving. And movement is life." —Carrie Latet
- "A morning walk gives the body a chance to forgive the trials and tribulations of yesterday, to shed its rubbish and mental clutter." —Terri Guillemets
- "If you are in a bad mood, go for a walk. If you are still in a bad mood, go for another walk." —Hippocrates
- "A lone walker is both present and detached, more than an audience but less than a participant. Walking assuages or legitimizes this alienation." —Rebecca Solnit
- "Walking is the great adventure, the first meditation, a practice of heartiness and soul primary to humankind. Walking is the exact balance between spirit and humility." —Gary Snyder
- "Walking shares with making and working that crucial element of engagement of the body and the mind with the world, of knowing the world through the body and the body through the world." —Rebecca Solnit
- "The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk." —Joseph Joubert
- "In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks." —John Muir
- "The destiny of every walking man is to immerse himself in the panorama surrounding him, to the point of becoming one with it, and ultimately, to vanish." —Federico Castigliano
- "If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk." —Raymond Myers
What Are the Benefits of Daily Walking?
Walking every day for 30 to 40 minutes can help us . . .
- manage our weight,
- maintain our cardiovascular fitness,
- improve our balance,
- rejuvenate and refresh ourselves, and
- improve the flexibility of our muscles and bones.
By walking, we cultivate a positive attitude toward life. Walks in nature are the best way to keep depressing thoughts from occupying our minds. Walking is one of the oldest and best forms of exercise, and it’s free. You can do it at any time of the day, and it does not require any equipment.
Though we all are aware of the immense benefits of walking, we often forget to do it regularly. It’s important to be consistent, so try to maintain a record of your daily progress. This will help motivate you to walk farther and more often.
Try walking different paths to make your route more interesting. Change what time you walk—maybe go for a sunrise walk one day and a sunset walk the next. Variation helps make the walking experience more enriching psychologically. Observe the beautiful trees, birds, and flowers, and feel the fresh air. Make the most of your walking routine.
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