If you’re looking for a free, easy means of getting a little more exercise into your life then there’s little simpler way to do so than by going for a lengthy walk or hike every once in a while. In Britain, we’re more blessed than most when it comes to open, beautiful spaces to wander through and explore – so why not make the most of them?
Ideally, fitting walking into your daily routine is the easiest and most natural step to take. Whether it’s to and from work, a gentle stroll in your lunch hour or even taking the kids to school, all of it adds up over a week. One hour of brisk walking burns around 250-300 calories, and that increases if you’re going up and down steeper gradients.
Even if you’re living in the middle of a city you’re rarely far from a green open space – be it the park, the countryside or the coast, so there’s little excuse! Visit sites such as walkingbritain.co.uk or walkingroutes.co.uk for information on routes near you.
Trainers are obviously better than smart shoes to walk any distance in (and, if you fancy breaking into a jog, a must!) but a decent pair of boots is essential for anyone looking to make walking a long-term addition to their lifestyle.
If you’re looking for a solid, reliable make of boots that you can wear all the time – not just when you’re traversing the rolling countryside – then Timberland is an ideal choice. Its boots are well made with comfort and desirability woven into the design of every pair. Amongst the company’s extensive range is a style to suit any budding hiker – you don’t even need to leave your couch to find them, as you can buy Timberland shoes online.
Besides boots, Timberland also produces other quality clothing, including jogging bottoms and jumpers, and which all share the same level of comfort and quality. And whilst you’re in the mood to shop, Timberland shoes make a perfect present for the man in your life, with their beautifully hand-sewn detail and classic design. Maybe you can finally get him to throw away those beaten, badly-scuffed loafers he’s been clinging onto for the last ten years!