2017

Walking Fit

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Whether it is a walk in the park, or hike in the hills, enjoy the health benefits of walking and make every step count!

Now that the days are longer and warmer, it is time to grab your dog and possibly a raincoat and get yourself outside to enjoy our beautiful countryside.

Not only is walking simple and free, it is also one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight (if needed) and become healthier. Walking is ideal for all age groups and all levels of fitness, what a great way to spend some healthy family time!

 

According to the NHS, “Regular walking has been shown to reduce the risk of chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, asthma, stroke and some cancers.”

 It is recommended by the NHS that you start slowly and try to build your walking regime gradually. To get the best health benefits from walking, it needs to be of moderate-intensity activity. In other words, it needs to be faster than a stroll.

Set yourself a goal and try to walk 10,000 steps a day, if you would like to track this and don’t have a smart watch, there are some fun apps available as a free download. Here is the “PACER” app to start you off on your adventures. Read More >

Run Every Day by Kerry Charlton

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download (1)Our guest blogger Kerry took on the challenge of Running Every Day through January!

Follow her progress here:

RED JANUARY WEEK 1

 

 

The real effects of flip flops on your body. By Claire Hawes

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During these summer months most of us ladies love to get our feet into those flip flops. We love to let our feet breathe and show off our painted toes.  Well that all sounds wonderful, and who am I to spoil that, particularly as I love to wear them too! However it is a growing concern that heel pain is growing among young people ages 15 to 25 years. Some experts and parents cite wearing flip flops daily as the main cause. Flip flop wearers take short strides and turn their ankles inward. Long term ankle and hip problems are a cause for concern.Read More >