How The Walking Wellness Trend Can Lead To A Healthier Planet

We all know the health benefits regular walking can have on our mind, body, and soul. It's one of the easiest habits to adopt for increasing longevity and happiness. But a viral TikTok trend is taking walking to the next level. While the name may be a bit misleading, taking a "hot girl walk" isn't about a particular gender. Anyone can do it as long as they get aligned with the right kind of attitude while taking the short four mile walk. Creator Mia Lind explains, per Well + Good, that during your walk "you focus on three things: gratitude, goals, and confidence."


So, how does a hot girl walk lead to a healthier planet? It may seem crazy, but walking is one of the best things we can do for environmental health. As reported by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), transportation was listed as one of the highest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. economic sector in 2021. Reducing your carbon footprint by leaving the car at home and taking a hot girl walk may be the smartest thing you can do for your health and the health of the planet.

The impact of walking on the earth

While Mia Lind may not have been thinking of her carbon footprint when she came up with the idea of the hot girl walk, it's a great way to tackle climate change. As reported by BBC, road vehicles such as cars, trucks, and buses contribute to three quarters of the world's greenhouse gas emissions. While an electric car can decrease the impact, walking is the best choice if it's an option for you. In England, it's reported that approximately 60% of shorter trips, think less than three miles, are made by car. Why drive just a few miles if you can take a hot girl walk? If you live close to shops, the gym, your work, or a friend's house — consider the impact you will have on the planet by choosing to walk instead of drive. Moreover, you will be increasing your self esteem while you focus on gratitude, goals, and confidence.


If a hot girl walk can go viral as a way to get healthier and happier, think what your walks can do to influence climate change. Recently, Lind recognized that her car usage had decreased as she increased her walks. "Spending more time outside also made me more aware of the effects of carbon emissions on our planet," she revealed (via Well + Good). While we all want to do more to support climate change and help heal the planet, taking a hot girl walk is a great place for anyone to start.

Optimizing your walk for the environment

If you want to reduce the impact transportation has on the environment, make it a regular habit to go on a hot girl walk. Of course there are some factors you'll want to consider before opting to walk over drive. Make sure you know what the weather is going to be like that day. Maybe it looks nice before your walk, but take a glance at the hourly forecast to make sure you won't be caught in a storm on your way home. Additionally, always make sure you take a safe route if you are walking anywhere alone. Many people like to listen to a podcast or music while walking, but be sure to leave one ear open to the outside world for safety.


If you want to keep your walk from becoming stale, turn it into an opportunity to bring awareness to environmental health. Post about your walk on your social media platforms to educate your followers on the benefits a hot girl walk can have on the planet. If social media isn't your thing, or if you are taking a social media break for your mental health, use the time to do some goal setting or daydreaming. Often, our best ideas are formulated while walking, because our mind is clear. You can also use your walking time to focus on gratitude, especially focusing on being thankful for mother nature and the planet.