Knee pain is one of the most common ailments for long-distance hikers and leisure walkers, and here in the UK 1 in 5 adults suffer with it, with that number increasing to 1 in 4 in the US.
Thankfully, there are a number of over-the-counter products that can help to protect our knees from the stresses of walking, including the main topic of this article – knee supports.
Scotland isn’t exactly world-renowned as a tourist destination where you need sunscreen, but with Scotland’s high latitude meaning we enjoy long summer days (1-3 hours longer than London) your skin will be exposed to more harmful UV rays than you might expect.
Discover a collection of highly-rated sunscreens in this article which all offer superb protection against UV, as well as helping to moisturize skin and offering protection against visible skin ageing.
Blisters are a potential problem for anyone that enjoys hiking in Scotland as they can turn an enjoyable walk into a pain-filled nightmare. They are caused by a number of reasons, but the most common is friction to the skin of the foot from parts of the shoe that constantly rub against toes, heels, and soles.
Discover five top-rated anti-blister products from Amazon in this guide, along with tips to help you reduce the likelihood you’ll get blisters the next time you go for a walk in Scotland.
Midges are small biting insects found in the Scottish Highlands and the west coast of Scotland. They are only 1-3 mm in size but they gather in large swarms near water and damp ground in the early morning and evening.
Midge bites are initially quite painful and they quickly develop into itchy red skin blotches that can easily break and become infected if scratched hard. The most effective protection against midges is to use a body lotion that blocks their antennae receptors.