I could swim because there's a swimming pool a short walk from my home. But, as soon as I need to bring equipment and faff with taking out my contact lenses, I know I'm unlikely to bother with the activity.
I love walking. The only equipment it needs is shoes and a coat.
Even when it's freezing cold and I'd much prefer to stay in with my oil-filled radiator in my study, I force myself to leave and walk.
It always improves my mood.
I aim for about 35000 steps a week or about 5000 steps a day, aiming to walk for at least 5 days a week.
Even if you think you hate walking it's surprising how much better it makes you feel by just getting outside and seeing nature around yourself.
Last weekend I didn't walk on Sunday, after a full six days of walking. I thought it was for the best because it was cold, but by the evening I felt really low.
What do you feel about walking?
How does it affect your mood?
Love and light,
Liam Livings xx