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Nutrition bites with Lucie

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We asked our resident nutrition expert Lucie Cormack what she believes are the best ways to kick start a healthy eating regime As followers of her LIVE Nutrition bites webinars every Wednesday evening will know – its all about eating FRESH, SEASONAL food plus healthy seeds, nuts and grains. But how do you prepare them


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11 stone lighter – Justin’s story

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Last year we featured Justin Moors from Dorset who shed an incredible 8 stone in 2020 following a health scare and the sad loss of his Sister. Justin had a heart condition which was related to the fact that he was morbidly obese and despite lockdown literally walked his way to fitness. We thought we


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Nutrition bites – healthy eating workshops

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As the Festive season comes to an end, you may feel in need of a few weeks of healthier eating so we have just the thing for you. Join our expert Lucie for Nutrition bites every Wednesday evening at 7 pm – it’s a live session where Lucie outlines some simple food facts, provides healthy


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Is this really me enjoying MUD!!!

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When Steph. Ashton first came across WALX on Facebook, she was suffering from long covid and struggling to breathe. As somebody who had previously been relatively fit, she was gasping when she did try to walk any distance and felt she had to do something but needed help. Steph. was not an outdoorsy type at


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The power of happiness in the poles

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Firstly ………..I have Parkinson’s disease so my strength and well-being challenges me every day . I was a virtual recluse on lock down – Parkinson’s being one of the categorised illnesses on the Gov vulnerable list, that had to isolate, that might as well of been Hibernate because I didn’t go out for months May


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Walking in a group changed my life

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Chandrika Hirani had not left her house for three years after a period of depression was further impacted by COVID lockdowns As she does not drive or work, her world simply shrank to her own 4 walls and she began to lose the confidence to even speak to strangers, let along meet them. She knew


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Nordic Walking helped my recovery

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Peter Mills has always embraced the need to be active and has exercised regularly for many years. He told us his mission was that he wanted to make sure that as he aged and IF he were to succumb to any illnesses………..he would be in the best possible shape! Indeed, his regime which included cycling,


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Don’t be SAD this November

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November is here and despite a mild October, the chill has arrived with it. It’s easy to allow the shorter grey days of November descend around you like a cloud of Autumn fog, driving you to sit by the fire as you reach for those carb rich snacks. However, if you understand this phenomenon which


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Why I nordic walk

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We hear so many stories from people who have discovered Nordic walking and many have their own reasons for loving it so much – here is a powerful tale that has been shared by the amazing Jenny Budden My Nordic Walking Journey My Nordic walking journey starts a few years ago when I was watching


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A weekend to remember

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Our mission is to make walking effective and FUN Festival 2021 raised more smiles than we have ever seen and after such a difficult year, it was a joyous affair! There are too many brilliant images to share in one post but so we will build a gallery of memories but for now, here are


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Every step helps the planet

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As part of our pledge to make 2021 the year we helped make a real difference in the fight against climate change and loss of habitat, the HQ team and local Instructors /Leaders embarked on an exciting project to help protect the amazing Sand dunes which are on our doorstep. We joined Julia Galbenu the


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The things you see when walking!

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We like to look at views and we love to take time to look at the trees, flowers and birds when we are out but it lately our groups seem to discovering weird and wonderful things on their walks too……. We love the ‘Hedge man’ and think that the poles fit him perfectly! The same


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