Walking

Grab your walking boots and set out on an adventure. Our top tips for trekking, charity walks, and getting prepared for your event.

Track your Trek

It feels like such a sense of achievement when you total up 10,000 steps or more each day!

But when you are out walking wouldn’t it be handy to know how far you have actually walked, how many calories you have burnt and if you have just recorded a new personal best. There are so many useful apps that can track your trek but, which one will work for you and give you the information that you actually want to know?

Check out this really useful article from Very Well Fit on what fitness tracker apps do and how they can help. You may even find your new favourite!

 

Increasing your stamina

If you want to be able to walk further and enjoy even more walks out in the countryside, along the coast or over mountains and hills, the key can lie with building up your stamina.

The more you build up your stamina, the more your endurance will increase, meaning you may be able to walk further and potentially tackle harder terrains.

It’s not just about walking longer distances, although that can help, there are lots of things that you can do to help build up your stamina. Have a look at this advice from My Fitness Pal to see that you can do.

 

Keep fuelled

Keeping your body and mind fuelled whilst walking is key to keeping you going, almost as much as what walking boots you are wearing. It really is important to think about what you are eating before heading out.

You want to aim for slow releasing foods that will provide you with energy throughout the day, and there are some tasty foods out there to help you do just that.

As well as what you eat before your walk, have a think about what you have packed to take with you whilst on your journey. High sugar, empty carb food will not be your friend.

There are some great tips on nutrition from Time Outdoors – check it out!

 

Aim for the horizon

You may find that walking a couple of miles on the odd weekend is easy and enjoyable. It is a great way to spend a weekend. However, how do you increase walking a few miles to being able to comfortably walk 20 or more miles in a day?

The answer is all about training!

Physical training, a great mind set and some determination will certainly all help for you to aim for the horizon and perhaps walk the furthest that you ever thought possible. No doubt the sense of achievement will be amazing and worth all that training. Find out how to get there with advice from Very Well Fit.

 

Walking in the dark

Walking at night is a very different experience to walking in the day. It may bring slightly different challenges but a whole host of new rewards. Different scenery, different light, wildlife and hopefully the beauty of a night sky.

To make sure you get the most out of this new adventure a little preparation and a few tricks can really help to make sure that you have a great time and most importantly keep you safe.

Head torches at the ready! Have a look at this advice from Millets about getting the most out of walking at night.

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