If you’re on social media, the “hot-girl walk” shouldn’t be a new concept. The refreshingly straightforward trend of taking a solo walk outdoors—although an accompanied stroll is also fair game—has taken social media by storm for both its physical and mental-health benefits. If you’re unfamiliar with the details, let us break it down for you.
What is a hot-girl walk?
Originally made popular by TikTok influencer Mia Lind, the college student decided to “rebrand” the often overlooked exercise of walking after seeing positive benefits in her own life. While the benefits of walking are not new—think increased clarity, reduced anxiety and boosted cardiac health—the hype around it certainly is, and we’ve already hopped on the bandwagon.
How do you hot-girl walk?
The guidelines to the hot-girl walk are simple: Walk two to four miles daily (equating to around 4,000-8,000 steps) for about an hour. During your walk, listen to podcasts or music, and keep your thoughts positive and uplifting. According to Lind, in order for your walk to be considered a hot-girl one you can only think about three things: What you’re grateful for, What you hope to achieve and, naturally, how hot you are.
What is required for a hot-girl walk?
If you’re ready to join the hot-girl walk tribe, nothing is required other than walking shoes, some headphones and a positive outlook. However, there are some trending picks that have been deemed hot-girl walk essentials. Below, a guide to get you started.
Outdoor Voices Exercise Dress ($100)
Made of sweat-wicking, breathable material and offering built-in shorts liner with pockets, it’s no wonder this versatile dress is a hot-girl must-have.
Allbirds Women’s Tree Flyers ($160)
Whether you’re walking or long-distance running, these lightweight trainers will get you there comfortably. Our favorite part: they’re machine washable, so they’ll always look brand-new.
Bose Headphones 700 Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-the-Ear Headphones ($379)
Featuring a sleek design and adjustable noise-cancellation capabilities, this lightweight pair of ‘phones is easy to charge and stow after your workout.
Samsung Galaxy Watch4 ($299)
Track and optimize your workouts with this sleek smartwatch that offers everything from body composition readings to advanced run coaching.
Saie Sunvisor ($37)
A solid SPF is a must with any outdoor activity. Saie’s multitasking option streamlines your skin-care routine by acting as a serum, oil, moisturizer and SPF 35 in one step.
Nécessaire The Sunscreen ($35)
For the rest of your body, this brand-new mineral launch sinks right into the skin without any white cast or stickiness. It also features niacinamide and hyaluronic acid for a skin boost, too.