Top tips for walkers
Our Sport, Fitness and Health department help you prepare for
the Free Radio Walk of the Black Country 2012.
- Get yourself a training buddy - having
somebody to exercise with helps with motivation on those days you
just can’t be bothered.
- Do what is right for you - choose exercises
you enjoy, use different types of exercise and set yourself goals
with rewards when you succeed. Having a goal of a
mass-participation event like the ‘Walk of the Black Country’ can
provide you with the necessary motivation and enjoyment to keep you
- Look the part - don’t wear
new clothes or shoes for the first time on the day of the
Walk. Practise in your trainers before the big day and if you’re
doing the Walk in fancy dress, make sure you are suitably
- Music to your ears - using music during
exercise can help with motivation and increase your enjoyment;
select the tracks that work for you.
- H2...Oh so important - it’s important to
replace any fluids lost while exercising. It is recommend to
drink so you never feel thirsty, which should be around eight
glasses of water per day.
Whatever exercise you do, make sure you enjoy it. The
more fun you have the harder you will work and longer you will keep