October 2016

We wrote a Halloween blog post 5 Ghoulishly Nutritious Sporty Halloween Snacks some time ago and we thought we would add some extra ideas from across the net for spookily good Halloween snacks. Use the ideas to trick the kids into eating healthy treats this Halloween.

Our feet are the foundations of our bodies, yet we give them little respect. Your feet are probably the last part of your body you think about and we take them for granted until they start hurting. They're too important to overlook, though: With some 26 bones and a complex framework of muscles, tendons and ligaments, your feet absorb the impact of your full body weight with every step, keeping you balanced and upright in the process

The problems that can afflict your feet are numerous. Foot odour, cracked skin, fallen arches, corns, ingrown toenails, fungal infections and even damaged bones can cause discomfort and reduced mobility. You don't need an expensive spa treatment to take care of your feet. Spending just a few minutes a day on foot care and choosing the right support, shoes and socks can keep you free of problems that may lead to pain and even disability.

Autumn is a great season for hiking with the amazing colours and cooler temperatures. So what clothing should you wear on your hike. It goes without saying but we will say it anyway, make sure you check the forecast before and inform others of your plans.

For clothing, synthetic material keeps you dry and won’t trap moisture like cotton. Also, stick with lightweight, moisture wicking fabrics for a comfortable, weatherproof outfit. Have backup clothing for a possible drop in temperatures particularly if you are spending the night outdoors. We are going to focus more on the clothing requirements of a day and are going to start from the ground up.


Footwear is an essential element of an enjoyable hike and if your feet are not comfortable or area sweaty you are going to have a miserable time. We have written extensively about how to get your feet hiking fit and how to choose hiking boots.  Make sure you customise your hike with FootBalance custom insoles.

Wool socks - a mid-weight sock, something not too thin again as per our footwear tips it is idea to wear them when you have your hiking boots fitted.

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