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Walk, Snack, Repeat: Join Soul Fruit's Walking Challenge!

join our walking challenge with Soul Fruit

Walk, Snack, Repeat: Join Soul Fruit's Walking Challenge!

Get ready to lace up your walking shoes and grab your favourite dried fruit snacks because at Soul Fruit, we’re launching our very own walking challenge on Strava this summer! As part of our mission to spread healthy vibes and connect with awesome people, we’re setting off on an incredible journey across the Capital Ring, and we want YOU to join us.


What is the Capital Ring?

If you haven’t heard, the Capital Ring is one of London’s best-kept secrets. It’s a spectacular walking route that loops around the city, stretching about 78 miles (126 km) and divided into 15 sections. Each section offers a mix of cityscapes, historic sites, and lush green parks. Perfect for both hiking newbies and seasoned pros, the Capital Ring is your ticket to explore the hidden gems of London.

Soul Fruit’s Summer Challenge

Our super-energetic Sales and Communications Manager, Chloe, is taking on an epic challenge this summer: she’s walking the entire Capital Ring! Starting July 13th, Chloe will conquer one section of the Capital Ring every weekend. That’s right, folks, she’ll be striding through London’s scenic routes, and guess what? You’re invited to join the adventure!

Join the Adventure!

Starting July 13th, we’ll be hitting the trail every weekend, and we want you to join Chloe and the Soul Fruit team. Expect free Soul Fruit snacks, loads of fun, and a chance to connect with fellow hikers. We’ll also have friends from other awesome brands joining us, so each hike will be a unique and exciting experience.

Why Hiking and Walking is Awesome

Wondering why you should join us for a hike? Here’s why hiking and walking are the best:

  1. Boost Your Physical Health: Walking is a fantastic way to stay fit. It strengthens your heart, muscles, and joints without being too hard on your body. Plus, it’s great for your lungs! Regular walking can help lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of heart disease, and improve bone density. It’s a full-body workout that’s easy on the joints, making it accessible for people of all ages and fitness levels.
  2. Happy Mind: There’s nothing like a walk in nature to lift your spirits. Walking reduces stress, anxiety, and depression. The rhythm of walking, combined with fresh air and beautiful views, can turn any day into a great day. Nature walks have been shown to boost mood and cognitive function, helping to clear your mind and improve your overall mental health. The serene environment and rhythmic motion of walking can also enhance creativity and problem-solving skills.
  3. Make New Friends: Group hikes are a brilliant way to meet new people. Sharing the trail with others creates bonds and builds a sense of community. Who knows, you might just meet your next hiking buddy! Hiking in a group provides a sense of safety and camaraderie, allowing you to share experiences and create lasting memories with fellow adventurers.
  4. Better Sleep: Regular physical activity, like hiking, can improve sleep patterns. The combination of physical exertion and exposure to natural light helps regulate your sleep-wake cycle, leading to better, more restful sleep. A good night’s sleep is crucial for overall health and wellbeing, affecting everything from mood and cognitive function to immune system performance.
  5. Increased Longevity: Studies have shown that regular walking can increase life expectancy. The combination of physical activity, stress reduction, and social interaction that comes with hiking contributes to a longer, healthier life. Hiking promotes cardiovascular health, reduces the risk of chronic diseases, and supports healthy ageing.

Hiking: The Hottest New Trend

More and more people are discovering the joys of walking. With the hustle and bustle of modern life, hiking and walking offers a perfect escape to reconnect with nature and ourselves. Plus, it’s a fantastic way to stay active without needing a gym. Group walks, in particular, are growing in popularity as people look for ways to connect and socialise in a healthy, fun environment. The rise of social media and fitness apps like Strava has also made it easier for people to find hiking groups and share their adventures.

Why Dried Fruits are the Ultimate Hiking Snack

Not all snacks are created equal, especially when you’re on the trail. Here’s why dried fruits, and especially Soul Fruit, are the ultimate hiking munchies:

  1. Packed with Goodness: Dried fruits are bursting with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They’re a powerhouse of energy, perfect for those long hiking days. The natural sugars in dried fruits provide a quick energy boost, while fibre helps sustain that energy over time. Vitamins and minerals, such as potassium and iron, support muscle function and overall health.
  2. Easy to Carry: Light and compact, dried fruits fit perfectly in your backpack. No need to worry about them spoiling or getting squashed – they’re as tough as you are! Dried fruits are also non-perishable, making them ideal for multi-day hikes or long outings where fresh food might not be available.
  3. Natural Energy Boost: Unlike sugary snacks, dried fruits gives you a natural energy boost without the crash. Our dried fruits are naturally sweet and full of the good stuff to keep you going strong. They provide a steady release of energy, helping you maintain endurance and stamina on the trail.
  4. Deliciously Satisfying: Let’s be real, our dried fruits are super tasty. They make the perfect snack to keep your spirits high and your energy up. Whether you prefer sweet, tangy, or a mix of both, Soul Fruit has a variety of options to satisfy your taste buds and keep you motivated on your hike.

Stay Tuned!

Follow us on Strava, Eventbrite, and Instagram to get all the deets on where and when to meet. We’ll post all the info about each walk, including meeting points and times. Everyone’s welcome – all fitness levels, all backgrounds, all ages. Our pace will be relaxed and easy-going, so come along and enjoy the journey with us!

We can’t wait to embark on this summer adventure with you. Whether you’re a walking enthusiast or just looking for a fun way to stay active, join us on the Capital Ring for an unforgettable experience. So grab your walking shoes, pack some Soul Fruit snacks, and get ready for a summer of health, happiness, and community.

See you on the trail, starting July 13th! Let’s make this the best summer ever!


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