Can you really get fit by putting on a rucksack and going for a walk?
There’s a new fitness trend heading to the UK and this one doesn’t require fancy apparatus or membership of a specialist gym. You simply pull on a rucksack, load it down with a water bottle or two and go for a walk.
Referred to as rucking, the exercise involves walking with a weighted pack on your back and has been practised by soldiers in America since the American revolution. The name comes from “walking with a ruck sack” which is a military term for back pack. (Plus, I don’t think ‘backing’ is quite so catchy.)
This might be the first you’ve heard of rucking, but prepare to hear more: it’s been named as one of the top workout trends.