If you spend more time than you’d like to admit scrolling through TikTok, you’ve probably heard of the new fitness craze called “silent walking”. If you still haven’t given it a try, now’s the time, because you shouldn’t have any trouble fitting it into your college schedule.
“Silent walking” may be a new term, but it’s not actually that revolutionary and people have been doing it since the dawn of time. The main idea is to go for a walk without any distractions and clear up your mind, instead of constantly relying on podcasts and music for an escape.
This term was coined by TikTok creator Mady Maio, who turned to walking after her nutritionists encouraged her to leave intense cardio behind. Her boyfriend suggested she should walk for 30 minutes without any distractions, and Maio found it scary at first but eventually realized that the “brain fog lifted” after her walks and she always returned home with new ideas.
my favorite health “hack” is a morning walk even if it’s only for a few minutes 🚶🏼♀️silent walks are the best if you can do them ♬ Nature Sounds – Birds – Nature Recordings & Nature And Bird Sounds
As a college student, you can significantly benefit from “silence walking” and you shouldn’t struggle to set aside 30 minutes for this activity. Being alone with your thoughts may be scary at first, but it will help you get some mental clarity, thus enhancing your creativity and problem-solving while giving you some much-needed time for self-reflection.