And breathe...10 items to take on a mental health walk
Everything you need to clear your head on the move
words Heather Gwyther
From putting your damn phone down to actually talking about your feelings, there are many things you can do to improve your mental health. But, because it’s free and fairly easy to grasp, one of our favourites is the notorious mental health walk. Let's be real; all you need is yourself and some comfy shoes. But if you're thinking of treating yourself, here are ten products that will help level up your solo walk.
Disturb Nylon Cap
As nice as it is to feel the sun on your face while out walking, you don’t want to feel it on your face too much – that’s how you get sunburnt. Aside from SPF, a key weapon against sunburn is a cap. And the message of this one can be directed at both the sun itself and fellow walkers.
World Walking App
Some might call World Walking ‘Strava for people who don’t like running’, and you know what? We’ll take that – with pride. It makes walking a whole lot more entertaining which, in turn, works wonders for your mental health.
Going for a mental health walk in summer is great, the best even! Until, that is, the chafing begins. Then, the walk rapidly becomes an intolerable experience to dissuade you from walking for life. This, however, doesn’t have to happen if you walk equipped with Megababe’s Thigh Rescue – it glides on to prevent friction while nourishing your skin with a whole host of loving ingredients from orange oil to aloe vera.
One M Elevon 2 Mental Health Sneaker
Well, you can’t go on any sort of walk whatsoever without a pair of shoes, can you? And what better pair of shoes to go on a mental health walk with than mental health sneakers! This HOKA ONE ONE pair is crafted with an architectural PROFLY™ midsole to ensure optimal cushioning and support, making your walk a very comfortable experience indeed.
Unseen Sunscreen SPF 30
No foray into the outside world is complete without SPF, but so many of them take far too much of a heavy handed approach to skin protection, leaving us with clogged pores and that dreaded white cast. Supergoop’s Unseen Sunscreen, however, is different. It wouldn’t dream of clogging your pores or even making itself apparent on your face – and that’s why we love it.
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