5 Walking Mistakes You Should Avoid

Neglecting footwear: Shoes are your feet's best friends, especially on walks. Wearing worn-out shoes, the wrong size, or inappropriate styles (like sandals for uneven terrain) can lead to blisters, foot pain, and even injuries.

 Ignoring posture: Slouching or hunching while walking can strain your back, neck, and shoulders, not to mention limit your lung capacity. Stand tall with your shoulders back, core engaged, and chin slightly lifted.

Going too fast, too soon: Whether you're a seasoned walker or just starting, pushing yourself too hard, too quickly, can lead to muscle strain, overuse injuries, and discouragement. Start with shorter, brisk walks and gradually increase distance and pace as your fitness improves.

Forgetting hydration: Even mild dehydration can impact your energy levels and performance during walks. Carry a water bottle and sip regularly throughout your walk, especially in hot weather or during longer treks.

Neglecting your surroundings: Get lost in the scenery as much as you want, but it's important to stay aware of your surroundings. Be mindful of traffic, uneven terrain, obstacles, and other pedestrians.