Made for adventure – grab your walking boots, shoes or trainers and go go go!
Another reason why walking is so great is that it provides you the perfect way to explore the natural world! While walking on a treadmill remains an option, there’s nothing better than bracing the outside elements. Here at Atlas For Men we believe we are all ‘made for adventure’ (as per our slogan) and walking truly facilitates adventure in its purest form! This type of exercise needn’t be mundane – it can take the form of weekend hiking trips against stunning scenic backdrops, visits to majestic coastlines, climbing atop some of the UKs most beautiful peaks or, more simply, a relaxing afternoon amble in the woods. Walking is a great way to realign yourself with the great outdoors and to discover the hidden natural wonders that may be right on your doorstep going unnoticed. Armed with comfortable walking shoes that offer adequate support, a decent pair of socks and a trusty windbreaker, you’re equipped to follow any and every trail. And, if you encounter any inclines, just remember all those extra health benefits and the extra calories you’ll be burning – hill walking may actually be your friend!
Travelling near or far: route planners and regularity
Now you know why brisk walking is so good for you, all that’s left to do is to get out there and make it a habit! This simple activity has the capacity to bring about a far healthier life and is perhaps one of the most risk-free ways to stay fit and to travel given the current global context!
From the Lake District to the Scottish Highlands, the UK has an array of dreamy walking locations. If you’re looking for some extra special inspiration on where to head on foot though, why not read our guide to the Best UK Walks! If you're enamoured by the views encountered en route, the number of calories burned won't even cross your mind. On top of this, planning your walking route in advance and setting your sights upon enticing destinations may be the perfect strategy to encourage yourself to actually get moving. However, all that's not to say that you have to venture far to enjoy this activity. Travelling on foot is a great way to really get to know the area in which you live, work, or spend most of your time. So, instead of repeating the same route day in day out, we'd encourage you to switch things up and tread different paths. After all, adventure isn't necessarily something you do, it's a lifestyle!