Need Inspiration to Start Walking? Read This.

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Need Inspiration to Start Walking? Read This.

From about age 1 onward, we can walk. It’s our first taste of freedom, really. It actually holds the key to everything from helping us live longer to enjoying new cities around the world to simply enjoying time alone with a podcast, or our thoughts.

These 10 motivational stories are just a drop in the bucket of insightful responses from the MyFitnessPal community on Facebook. Read on for some inspiration for getting out on a walk, then feel free to share your own story.

1. Doctors orders

2. To earn a morning coffee (we think it’s a coffee)

3. As transportation

4. Because, Pokemon

5. Vacation

6. Being ready to make a change

7. To turn my fitness around

8. The London Moonwalk, and other races

9. For the love of dogs

10. Stress relief

Did we miss what motivates you to walk? Tell us!


  • kraftkris

    would be nice to be able to read the stories without a facebook account….

    • Tanya

      I 2nd that!!!

      I’m just not into Facebook, nor find the time. The stories are interesting, I would like to know more. Without having to have a FB acct.

  • Greg Dahlen

    being someone who walks everywhere, I try to accomplish things as I walk. sometimes they’re practical errands. but sometimes they’re more like asking for information. for example, lately i’ve been working on a study on dry eye. i need to find people who have dry eye and haven’t found a solution. so as I walk, I’ll stop strangers on the street and ask them if they’ve heard of dry eye and do they know anyone who has dry eye and hasn’t found a solution. Or knock on the doors of strangers’ houses and ask the same questions.

  • lwright311

    A big one that isn’t on there is getting the kids, family, and friends moving by inviting them to walk with me. I love to walk so that is my motivation.