In this video, we will show you a tanning and moisturising technique to protect your feet when Nordic Walking.
For more information on caring for your feet, take a look at our video, Maintaining Good Video Hygiene, in our Nordic Walking series.
Discover a simple technique for hardening the soles of your feet whilst maintaining the elasticity of the skin by watching this short tutorial.
Music : ALTER K
Voice-over by volunteer: Scarlet Sherriff & Rebecca Large
Preparing your feet: tanning and moisturisation
In this video you will learn how to prepare you feet for nordic walking
Nordic walking demands a lot from your feet, as they take the full weight of your body and cushion your impact with the ground. So preparation is essential !
We suggest a simple and effective method with 2 stages: tanning followed by moisturising
First of all: tanning
The aim of tanning is to harden and reinforce the soles of your feet. its a process that takes at least 3 weeks to complete
Every morning, on clean dry feet, rub the inside of half a lemon on the soles of your feet, or use a similar acid solution
The acid hardens the soles of your feet , protecting them from blisters and other injuries.Remove any pieces of lemon with a towel, and allow your feet to air dry
However, tanning does dry out your skin. It must therefore be done in conjunction with a good moisturising routine
This should be done in the evening, again on clean and dry feet, and aims to relax your skin, making it more resistant
Use an anti-abrasion cream or a moisturiser, or even vegetable oil; rubbing it on your feet and in particular the soles
Now that your feet are tanned and hydrated, they're ready to hit the road !