And breathe...10 items to take on a mental health walk

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22 Jun 2022
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.

Pleasures

Disturb Nylon Cap

Disturb Nylon Cap

Pleasures
£ 39.00

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

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.

Megababe

Thigh Rescue

Thigh Rescue

Megababe
£ 8.00

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.

Hay

Mono Thermal Bottle

Mono Thermal Bottle

Hay
£ 39.00

A mental health walk will cease to be of any benefit to your mental health if you’re parched throughout, which is why you need a lovely thermal bottle to take with you – like this sky blue one from danish design overlords HAY.

Hoka

One M Elevon 2 Mental Health Sneaker

One M Elevon 2 Mental Health Sneaker

Hoka
£ 139.00

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.

Tapper

Hematite Black Plated Rope Chain

Hematite Black Plated Rope Chain

Tapper
£ 55.00

AirPods are a walk essential for many of us, but there’s one unassailable issue with them: they’re easily lost, especially as soon as you step into the outside world. Conquer this by securing them onto a chain which transforms them into headphones.

Trip

Orange Blossom CBD Oil

Orange Blossom CBD Oil

Trip
£ 19.00

If you’re feeling anxious before your walk, it might be a good idea to take some CBD to balance your mind and settle your senses. We like TRIP’s for the fact it actually tastes nice – of orange blossom to be precise.

Eastpak

Logo-Patch Belt Bag

Logo-Patch Belt Bag

Eastpak
£ 25.00

It’s no use banging on about mental health walk essentials if we don’t give you something to carry them in. So, this Eastpak waist bag is your new best friend – if your best friend looked like a bag.

Supergoop

Unseen Sunscreen SPF 30

Unseen Sunscreen SPF 30

Supergoop
£ 32.00

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.

Gestalten

The Hidden Tracks

The Hidden Tracks

Gestalten
£ 40.00

Perhaps you will get so into your mental health walks that you will want to go further afield to do them. If so, we recommend taking inspiration from Hidden Tracks, a thrilling look at some of the world’s most glorious scenic trails and hiking destinations.

All products are selected independently by our editors. If you purchase anything through this article, Woo may earn an affiliate commission.

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