Spending time outdoors with new people provides a great opportunity to build your confidence and experience in a particular activity such as hiking, camping or climbing. However, it can be quite daunting and sometimes difficult to meet outdoorsy people at first. Particularly if your existing social circles aren’t inclined to spend time outside. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to meet new people and make friends with likeminded outdoor enthusiasts, some of which I’ll outline in this post.
The COVID-19 pandemic and its many lockdowns is a topic I’ve been actively trying to avoid over the last year. However, I think it’s safe to say we’re in it for the long haul. I’m slowly coming to terms with the disruption of the pandemic and its drastically varying restrictions, particularly surrounding exercise. I’ve also been researching a lot about how socio-economic and political factors can impact an individual’s access to the outdoors. It’s a topic I continue to research through lockdown and I’m interested to see how our perception of the outdoors may be affected once the COVID-19 pandemic is over. I decided to ask a series of questions on my Instagram Stories to gauge how people interpreted the exercise guidelines. I was particularly interested in hearing about respondents’ access to outdoor spaces during lockdown, as well as their perceived ‘safety’ using said spaces.
DOGSCLOSURE: I’m not a psychology/scientific professional. The data discussed in this blogpost are the results from a short Instagram Stories survey I created just for fun. The questions I chose to ask were ones I’d been struggling with myself during lockdown. It’s been a while since I last created a data analysis report like this. There are definitely ways I could have improved the reliability of the results!
ACAI Outdoorwear Trousers are gamechanging when it comes to womens’ outdoor apparel. The ACAI Outdoorwear design team have developed a range of legwear specifically for women to help them feel confident in their bodies while exploring outdoors. They’re an increasingly inclusive brand too, manufacturing their products up to a size UK 22. They offer a wide variety of colours, cuts and weights too. Being a brand that’s primarily online based (at least at the time of writing) it can be confusing to decide on which style to try. I wanted to share my experience testing out their range for myself to help you figure out which type of trouser is likely best for you!
DOGSCLOSURE: I have previously been gifted a pair of ACAI Outdoorwear trousers to review. I’ve since bought multiple pairs of their trousers myself and I have not been sponsored to write this post. This is solely an opinion piece that I wanted to create to help you find the right weight, style and fit for you.