Use your feet, enjoy the scenery, keep in shape and spend time with friends – it's time to go for a walk! Are you ready?
Walking is part of a healthy lifestyle and one of the easiest ways of helping to stay in shape.
Where to go?
On the beach: walking on sand is great exercise
and strengthens feet and calves.
In the mountains: challenge yourself to a brisk walk
and put those glutes and legs to work.
At the park: hugely relaxing, especially if you live in the city.
What to wear?
The best socks are made from breathable materials. Pick socks without seams, or with flat seams to avoid blisters.
The right shoes
It's important to choose shoes based on the type of terrain, so the soles can absorb shock and provide appropriate support to your feet and ankles. In addition, the shoes need to be flexible with stable and comfortable heels.
Don't forget your music
Choose your favorite soundtrack to walk to and fill you with energy.
Use a pedometer
It can be useful to count your steps and keep track of your performance.
Mind your posture
Hold your head up high and don't lean forwards.
Massage your feet
Make circular motions with your thumb and fingers over the ball of your foot, pressing more on the heel and on the sole. Start from the top and work your way down, and don't forget the sides.