Take a hike!

Lauren Shay 27.05.2020

As we slowly start easing out of self-isolation, we need to get our bodies out of hibernation mode and start exploring again.

Get ready to gear up for your next adventure and get KEEN for cardio. Whether it’s an urban exploration or a wilderness escape, it’s important to keep on moving, especially in times like this, as it’s beneficial not only for your physical health, but your mental health, too.

Exploring the outdoors is a great form of ecotherapy. Taking in the beautiful views and breathing in the fresh air boosts your mood by reducing stress and anxiety, and builds physical strength. Bring a buddy to have some banter with but if you’re going alone, blast the tunes or even listen to a podcast while you hike!

When embarking on your journey, make sure to fuel yourself with the right things to help you reach maximum performance on your journey, whether it’s one hour or three. Perishable foods are fine as long as they’re stored properly; otherwise, choose non-perishable foods that are lightweight and nutrient-dense such as trail mix, energy bars, and dried jerky. Staying hydrated should always be a priority so ensure that you have plenty of drinking water, keeping the length of your exploration, temperature and altitude in mind.

Don’t forget to look after yourself – ensure you’re sporting the right footwear, whether you need insulating, waterproof, or highly supportive properties. The KEEN Women’s Terradora is designed to flex with the natural movements of your foot while offering cushioning and support. These shoes are also built with PFC-Free Water repellency and eco anti-order properties so you can stay fresher for longer without damaging the environment.

Find a pair that fits comfortably and provides traction for a range of different surfaces so you can avoid blisters. Built with a waterproof and breathable membrane, the KEEN Men’s Targhee is crafted with 4mm multi-directional lugs for traction and an injected TPU heel-capture system to keep you stable no matter where you step. Add some extra support with hiking socks for extra cushioning and temperature control. 

Keep your adventures as small and local as possible and, of course, avoid crowds by being active during non-peak hours. Check your local national park’s website to stay up-to-date with any potential restrictions or rules.

For more information or to find your nearest Keen stockist, visit www.keenfootwear.com.au/