Excuse: “The weather is very hot”
Hot weather poses many dangers to pedestrians. Overcome the heat and put aside the excuse.
How to put aside the excuse of “the weather is too hot”?
Wear clothes for warm weather: Wear breathable clothing such as CoolMax that removes sweat from the skin to allow it to evaporate to cool you down. Wear a hat to avoid sunlight.
Drink plenty of water: Drink 16 ounces of water every hour before walking to get enough water to start. Then drink one cup or more of water per mile. Finally, drink a large glass of water.
Cool times: Walk early in the morning or on cool evenings to avoid the hottest part of the day. Choose ways with shade or cool breeze.
Walk indoors: Walk on the treadmill, inside the market, on indoor paths, and in the corridors of large buildings.
Excuse: “I’m too fat to walk in public”
You like to walk, but you feel too fat to exercise in a public place. This excuse is sabotage by yourself.
It is time to talk positively to yourself: look in the mirror and confess to yourself. “I am healthy and beautiful. My body is strong. I can walk miles. “I am an athlete.”
You are a hero: a person who walks despite being overweight is a role model. You can make a difference in the lives of people who may see you. What do they think? “What is my excuse?”
Dress for success: Get yourself a pair of hiking boots that fit your body right now. The more trained you are, the looser the clothes.
Join a group walk or hiking club: You will see many people who are overweight and walk the marathon, half marathon, 10 km, or 5 km walk. Join a hiking club and you will see many people of all sizes working out.
They Encourage You: At mass running / walking events, runners encourage and support overweight people. You hear them cheering you on and saying, “You look good!” Many encourage and approve of you. They know your challenges; many of them have been like you before.
Walk proudly: Walk as if you were an athlete, with 99.9% of passersby thinking to themselves, “He’s exercising here, maybe I should do the same.” Do not let any idiot ruin your 0.1% of your day or hinder you from doing the right thing.
Talk to your doctor: Talk to your doctor if you have just started an exercise program or have a specific problem such as diabetes or heart disease. They can advise you on pedestrian safety and provide a schedule that is appropriate for your illness. They may also recognize pedestrian groups in medical centers and clinics.
Do not ignore the pain: See your doctor if you have pain or injury in your knees, ankles, or legs. These can often be treated to make walking easier.