Camping can be a great time to relax and spend time catching up with friends it’s also a time that you get a surprising amount of exercise. There is a lot of walking that happens around the campground. You’ll find yourself walking from your campsite to the store, over to the pool, back to your campsite, across to your friend’s campsite, and back and forth to other activities that are happening. By the end of the day your feet will feel it. And you may find yourself walking on uneven terrain. You’ll be going over grass and gravel some hilly areas and into some dips and curvatures. That’s why it’s a good idea to protect your feet and ankles and knees from injury.
Putting on your favorite sandals or worn in tennis shoes is fine if you’re not going far but if you plan to do any volume of walking during the day you want to be in sturdy footwear. Make sure your shoes fit well and are not too tight. Check that they do not press on your toes or against your heel which can cause blisters. And where socks that will pull moisture away from your foot.
You may want to do a little walking each day before you come camping just to get in practice. It will help to increase your stamina and reduce any muscle soreness you might experience while you’re here. Camping is a great way to get outdoors and get some exercise and we want your experience to be rewarding. So be sure to protect your feet and listen to any signals that it’s time to stop and take a rest.