Here at SynxBody, we love getting outdoors and making the most of Australia’s amazing weather and hiking trails!
One of our favourite things to do is head off on a hike! Our head office is based in Perth, Western Australia and while Perth might not be well known for its hiking, with its huge open spaces, expansive hills and valleys, it sure is home to some beautiful hiking trails with varying levels of difficulty.
Hiking is an awesome low-impact activity that you can do alone, with a friend, partner or even with the kids and dogs!
Whether you are starting out or are an old hand at hiking, you should ensure your feet are in optimal shape. They are after all, doing most of the work and it is difficult to go far with painful feet.
Make sure your footwear fits comfortably, provides good traction, and has good support for your feet and ankles. Make sure to lace your shoes correctly, trim your toenails and wear cotton breathable socks.
No one wants sore, painful feet after a hike but when you’re starting out, it can be a common occurrence as your feet get used to new movements, but there are some things you can do to help ease these initial aches and pains.
Here are our favourite podiatrist recommended tips for you:
It is also important to be prepared during your hike. Pack some footcare products like gel products, tape and Band-Aids in the event you develop any pain points during your hike. We recommend you take a small rest and try and make your feet comfortable rather than pushing through.
Here are some great hiking trails around Perth that you should check out, if you ever visit us:
Want to learn even more about hiking? Listen to the Australian Hiking podcast on your favourite podcast app.
The team at SynxBody love podcasts and discovering new people to follow and draw inspiration from, particularly if they are health and wellness related or can help motivate us to lead a healthier and happier life, both physically and mentally.