DITCH THE SHOES
Swap trainers for bare feet and you could improve your posture while you connect with nature. “Going barefoot strengthens the muscles in the arch of the foot, which helps to realign your body and makes you walk more upright,” explains osteopath Gavin Burt (backsandbeyond.co.uk). “It’s also fantastic for your sense of balance. Feeling the ground through your feet stimulates the nervous system and reminds you to stand up straight.” Choose your path carefully – a blustery autumn beach is a good start – or head for a designated bare-foot walking path, such as at The Trentham Estate in Staffordshire (trentham.co.uk).