Tips When You Need to Walk Long Distances During a Trip
Walking long distances during a trip is common. There are tourist destinations where cars are not allowed to get in. You need to walk around the area if you want to enjoy the place. Others are located in remote places where you have to walk since it’s impossible for any vehicle to enter. You need to prepare yourself as you take these trips. These are some tips that could help you.
Bring plenty of water
You might get tired walking around for several hours. You might also get dehydrated especially when you’re walking under the scorching heat of the sun. As such, it helps if you always hydrate. Bring several bottles of water with you. Keep drinking every ten minutes to keep your body hydrated.
Lubricate your feet
You don’t want to end up with sore feet after walking several miles. You can use lubricants like Vaseline or foot cream. They will relax your feet while walking. You won’t feel too tired too.
Find strategic places to stop
You can’t keep pushing yourself when you’re already tired. You’re not in a marathon, so there’s no need to you to get to the finish line first. Besides, if you’re walking an area where you have to stop and appreciate the beauty of the place, you don’t need to keep moving forward. If you feel tired, look for a place to sit for a while before continuing the journey.
Eat a lot
When you know you’re going to walk long distances, it’s not time to go on a diet. You need to forget your diet plan for a while. Besides, given the distance that you will cover, you will end up being too hungry. Therefore, you need to load your body with protein and carbohydrates to keep you going. Don’t be tempted to bring junk foods on your bag since you might end up getting tired even faster.
Use good socks
Use good athletic socks so that you will comfortable throughout the walk. You can also buy a cushion to insert in your socks so your feet won’t be sore after a long walk.
Bring first aid kit
You don’t know when you’ll get injured or wounded while walking. Therefore, it helps if you bring a first aid kit that contains bandages, ointment, creams, sprays, lotions, tweezers, dental floss and sunblock. You need them to protect yourself while walking and to prevent wounds from getting worse.
Once you’re done with the trip, you need to cool down. Allow your body to rest for a while before heading back to your room. If you already walked the entire day, you might have to cancel all your night trips. You can’t keep pushing your body when you already had enough.
Now that you know these tips, you’re ready for an unforgettable trip. Pack your bags and prepare yourself for an exciting adventure. You can use these tips if you have other walking trips in the future.
Featured and 1st image from https://static.weddingwishlist.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/i/m/image_1921.jpg
2nd image from https://www.which.co.uk/reviews/outdoor-clothing/article/walking-socks