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Playing Hockey, Dodgy Knees and Deep Heat

Isn’t it strange what brings back memories? Smells definitely do it for me. And when a parcel with a new Deep Heat product arrived for me to try out it wasn’t even smelling the smell that did it, but simply thinking about the smell.  When I was a teenager I absolutely loved playing hockey. It was

Walk to Work Week

How far do you live away from work? I live around 4.5 miles from the office, which on any normal day is a bit far to walk. But as I’m a) training for the Lyke Wake Walk and b) it’s walk to work week, I thought it was compulsory! Actually I admit I shall not be commuting

Getting Outdoors: An Interview with Lizzie Webb

Team Bear Grylls Member and Merrell ambassador Lizzie Webb has a life people like me dream of.  A thrill-seeking micro-adventurer, Lizzie has been packing her rucksack and heading outdoors since she was a child. Nowadays Lizzie displays her passion for the outdoors through her numerous excursions on the trail, paddleboarding sessions, and a variety of work trips with Bear.  As

Be More Human

Over the last month I have been encouraged by Reebok to Be More Human. They even sent me a new pair of trainers to help… the new ZQuick Dash, probably the brightest pair of trainers I have ever owned! Reebok know that fitness is not just about the body, but also about the mind. When

Having a Moment. Doubting my Abilities.

On Monday I went for a walk. Nothing unusual about that per se, I like to walk, and being a bank holiday I had a whole day to partake in one of my favourite pastimes. Except on Monday the plan was to walk further than I have ever walked in one go – at least

Adding Exercise to a Busy Life

I am no fitness fanatic. Oh no. But I do like to keep healthy and I love to get active. But even with a passion for the outdoors, and a desire to be really fit, I know I am far from where I want to be – and most importantly I know I eat (a lot)

{ Sunday Soliloquy } What Caught my Eye in the News this Week

[ so·lil·o·quy – the act of speaking one’s thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of any hearers ] Aside from all the very serious news of death and terrorism and politics and the economy, there have been a whole host of other stories in the news that have caught my attention this week. So I thought

Some Goals and Challenges for 2014

Now that 2014 is well under way I thought it was about time that I gave some real thought to what my goals for the year should be. The reason I am doing this now is because I have been incredibly inspired by a few people I follow on twitter. Inspired to consider what my

Commuting by Bicycle

At the beginning of July, roadworks on a set of major junctions and a bridge between our house and work began. Lasting an expected 20 weeks, the works promises much disruption to our 15-20 minute commute, including right turn bans, road closures, temporary traffic lights, and all the other things associated with massive highways projects.

Top 25 Summer Workout Tips for Families from LA Fitness

It’s the school holidays and if you’ve got the kids at home, keeping fit is probably the last thing on your mind.  But it’s important to keep active even with the kids around, so here are some great summer workout tips for families…  1. Forget the weight and concentrate on the exercise This is important,

Not going to Gym for the Win

I was given the opportunity a little while ago now to join a local gym of my choice for one month to test out membership and write about its value for a MoneySupermarket.com Gym for the Win scheme. The idea is to see whether joining a gym is worth it. Is it worth spending money

Review: Maxitone Protein Shake

Maxitone Definitiy is a protein shake designed for women to help support our body toning goals. It is high in vitamin C, iron and magnesium, and is a great source of fibre. I have been using this rather scary looking tub of shake mix after exercising for the last few weeks, and while I’ve not