Tuesday June 15, 2010
It can be difficult to get some worthwhile entertainment to enjoy if you are on a tight budget. But there are things you can do without spending anything at all – and one of them is good for you in other ways as well.
We’re talking about walking. Most of us are capable of doing this and even if you aren’t very fit you can start walking slowly and build up as and when you feel able to. In fact walking is one of the best ways to start getting fitter anyway, so you will definitely benefit from doing it.
The good news is that no matter where you live you can go on lots of free walks in your local area. A good place to start is with your local library, as you can see whether they have any local walks posted on their notice board. You can also go online to find out about other walks nearby to where you live. Just because you live in the area you may not necessarily know about all the available walks that you can go on.
In addition you can turn this free activity into a full day out if you like. On a good day you can even take a packed lunch with you and stop somewhere en route.
If you are still stuck for ideas all you need to do is hop online to find some good websites which supply free walking routes in many areas of the country. Try sites such as http://www.go4awalk.com/home/index.php for example, which have lots of links to walks you can download and follow. If you want to buy a guide which points you in the right direction of walks all over the country, you can do that as well.
The main thing that you will need when trying out these walks is a good pair of walking boots. Once you have these you really don’t need to spend any extra cash at all. As you can see this is a great way of exercising, getting lots of fresh air and also focusing on making sure you don’t spend any money.
You might even be lucky enough to find local guided walks that are done free of charge. Quite often all you have to do is turn up at the right place at the allotted time and off you go. What could be better than that?