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Wednesday Wellness WALX

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Wednesday Wellness WALX We all have experienced the benefits of regulars walks and exercises outdoors. And this holds true for those people who unfortunately suffer with a medical problem, minor or more chronic. In fact, they probably benefit more because they are often starting from a lower base line of fitness. The Wednesday mobility and


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No such thing as bad weather!

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You might be thinking that now the weather is getting colder, the evenings and mornings are darker, and the paths are getting muddy, its not a good time to walk?   But the truth is, it is the best time to get outside and enjoy the elements. There is nothing nicer than wrapping up in


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Making Positive Changes

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I moved house this week. I have been thinking about it for a long time but kept finding excuses for not acting on it. I let things like time get in the way and was worried about the cost. But if I am honest, I had not really done my sums and cost turned out


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Why You Shouldn’t Hibernate

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Autumn is coming.  With the season and weather changing, our natural instinct is to get ready for the colder and darker evenings.  As with the birds migrating, the animals prepare for hibernation, our behaviour also changes. Autumn doesn’t mean you need to reduce your walks and physical activity.  One thing we love about our walks


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Benefiting your Health and Community

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As I get older, I am becoming more aware of my environment and local community.  I notice how as a nation we do not look after what we have and appreciate what a beautiful world we live in. I am lucky enough to run WALX Coast and Country. I spend a lot of time on


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How to get the results you want!

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There was a time only athletes and highly serious fitness enthusiasts were interested in how different training methods produce various results. I am finding my members are wanting to know how to build stamina to complete long distances simply because they want to adventure further with their walks or competing in long distance events. For


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Take Time Out to Watch the World Go By!

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Like all of us I have had to wait a very long time (14 months) to get my hair done. I have dreadlocks and it might surprise you that although we do not have to get our hair cut or brush it on a regular basis , there is a lot to do to keep


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The May Challenge

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How can it be May already?  How fast is this year going! May is always a busy month.  It is both National Walking Month and Mental Health Awareness Week. The theme for Mental Awareness Week is the Outdoors and being with nature which seems relevant to everything that we offer. As you are all aware,


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Let’s keep up the momentum

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I just want to start with a well done to everyone who has completed the monthly challenges and participated in the classes this last year.  Increasing your squats everyday over a whole month seems like a crazy idea, but you were all focused, motivated and achieved it!  Great effort!   As we are back to


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Sue Pratt Interview – The benefits of the WALX Wellness Sessions

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Sue is one of the original WALX Coast and Country members. Sue has come a long way with her physical and mental health. Here she shares how WALX Coast and Country has played an impotant part in her jounrney. HERE


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Find the Spring In Your Step

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We have finally moved into March, which means a lot for many of our walkers.  The weather is warmer, we can enjoy a longer day with more sunlight, and trees get their leaves back.  Flowers start to bud, and my favourite the lambs are born. There is a big shift in people’s energy as we


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How do we keep the benefits after a fitness challenge?

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What happens after the challenge?   Lockdown has been great for giving ourselves physical and mental challenges. It has been really good fun monitoring and recording our results. So many WALX Coast and Country Members have achieved some fantastic results.   The latest one has been the February Squat Challenge. We started on the 1st


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