Summer’s just around the corner and for millions of Aussies that means the winter hibernation is over.
We are all excited to get out into the warmth, so put one foot in front of the other and follow our key tips to get more out of your walk and stay motivated throughout summer.
Bright and early
Although early mornings and leaving our comfy beds can be a struggle, studies have shown that walking, first thing in the morning is the most optimal time to lose weight. You end up using the stored body fat for energy, allowing you to burn calories more efficiently. So getting in early is the perfect way to start your day to feel fit and healthy.
Having a great playlist can make all the difference to your walk. It will energise you to go further and help you pass time. So by grabbing your phone and putting on your favourite tunes between the 75 – 130BPM range will help synchronise your strut and make the experience more enjoyable!
Grab a walking buddy
Motivating yourself to walk alone isn’t easy so why not partner up with a friend? Making a commitment between you and your walking buddy will help you encourage each other and be more accountable.
The perfect fit
During your walk, you don’t want to be bothered by blisters and discomfort. Taking care of your feet and walking in a shoe that is suited to your foot type is essential.
The key features you need to look for in a great walking shoe are thick flexible soles, proper arch support and a snug heel counter for shock absorption.
Visit a trained staff member at The Athlete’s Foot to ensure that you are walking in the most appropriate shoe for your foot type. Get yourself perfectly fitted with the best shoes for you.
Locate your nearest store here.