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Walking the Walk

I love walking and hiking, but in the winter it can be hard to motivate myself to ignore the cold/rain/gloom and go out for a walk. Even geocaching has trouble competing with the dismal weather. 

So I was pretty delighted when I came across a new app, The Walk. Basically, there’s a story in the app that’s divided into episodes. In each episode, you have to walk a certain number of minutes, and there’s incentive to walk consistently to finish each episode. By the end of the game you’ll have walked the entire length of the UK. Pretty awesome goal, especially for an expat living in the UK like me!

The same folks made the app Zombies, Run! That looks fun if you’re more into running than I am. (When it comes to building a long-term sustainable habit, walking is way more realistic for me.)

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  1. What a great idea! I think it’s easier to take exercise when it has an immediate purpose. With sport, it’s built in. But walking/running can feel a bit monotonous when there’s no real purpose to it. Adding a reason for the walk can really help sustain the habit, even if it’s something simple like buying a newspaper. So this is another way to attach a reason. Nice find!

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