Improve Your Mood with a Partner Walk

Walking with a partner can improve your physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing, while keeping you focused and motivated.  

Walking can be a pleasure when the sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and a light breeze is propelling you forward, but sharing a stroll with a companion or two can make any walk more enjoyable.

study looking at group fitness showed that physical, mental, and emotional quality of life improves when participants exercise together, potentially leading to a significant improvement in mood and well-being.

When it comes to finding a walking partner(s), you’ve got plenty of options. Look to family, friends, or colleagues who have a similar schedule as you and plan on a walk in the morning, during a lunch break, or after work. Pets are also great companions. If you don’t have a dog, see if a neighbor or friend will let you borrow theirs.

If the above options are unavailable, look to join a walking group or organize your own Monday Mile. This is an excellent way to get motivated; plus, it’s a nice way to socialize and connect with new people.