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Why You Should Find a Walking Buddy

By Genevieve Cunningham

We all know that exercise is one of the most important things that we can do for ourselves. Regular exercise helps us maintain a healthy weight, improves flexibility, and helps keep our minds sharp. It's needed for good health of all kinds -- physical, mental, and emotional. Unfortunately, it's not always easy to keep up a routine. We're busy, and to be honest, not everyone loves hitting the gym. Luckily, there's a really easy way to stay fit: walking. And if you think that walking sounds like a good idea in your life, you can make it even easier by getting a buddy to go with you. If you would like to make walking part of your exercise habit, take a look at why you should consider getting a walking buddy to join in on your fitness journey.

It Makes It More Fun

Working out isn't everyone's cup of tea. But if you have a friend to do it with, it makes the entire process more fun. Get a friend that you can walk and talk and laugh with. This allows you to walk further without even realizing it, and it makes it more likely that you'll keep the habit going long-term. If you're interested in getting exercise in a low-key manner, and you'd like to have a little fun while doing it, a walking buddy can help. 

It Gives You Motivation

Having a friend walk with you gives you motivation. When you don't feel like walking, you won't feel like letting your friend down. So what will you do? Walk anyway! This means that you're far more likely to exercise and keep moving toward your goals. We all need a little push in the right direction sometimes. Choose a walking buddy that motivates you, and you'll have a constant push when the going gets tough.

It Helps Someone Else

While it's great to have another person for your own motivation, it's even better that you get to be the motivation for someone else. Your friend helps you keep going, even when you don't want to. And you help your friend going, even when they don't want to. If you like the idea of helping someone else stay in shape and being their fitness motivation, then a walking buddy is one of the easiest ways to do it.

Exercise is important. It's really important. And if you need a friend to help you maintain an exercise routine, then find one! Get a walking buddy that wants to stay healthy, too. Find a buddy that is interested in low-impact exercise and building your friendship further. With the right buddy, you can embrace your fitness life, build your friendly relationship, and have a blast while staying fit and healthy for a lifetime. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Ventura, Calif.

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