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Winter has arrived – time to embrace the colder weather.

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So, with the turning back of the clocks, it’s now officially Winter! As we embrace the colder weather and darker nights, we thought it would be good to have a recap of our blogs over recent months and give you 7 top tips on how to keep motivated to exercise over the Autumn and Winter


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The Art of Goal Setting – I can do it.

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  Goal setting turns a wish into a pathway to ‘making it happen’.  With a clear focus of what you want to achieve, goals can help you structure time, activity and energy getting to where you want to be. There are many different techniques on goal setting out there, but the fundamentals are largely the


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Stepping into September.

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As the new Autumn Season approaches, it is so often a time when we really need to review and step up the tempo on our fitness activities.  Many of us will have been less active over the summer, enjoying our well-deserved holidays and additional family commitments;  Autumn is the perfect season to re-focus on your


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How safe are you feeling?

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How safe are you feeling?   We wanted to take some time to address and acknowledge how many of us may be feeling right now as we start to come out of the final lockdown restrictions this month. If you are suffering from social anxiety – that’s ok – it’s part of being human. The


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Gear, Shoes Versus Boots, Food and Drink

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We are loving seeing so many of you out again in our ‘real’ groups as we follow the Government roadmap out of lockdown. The weather has been variable to say the least, but as the old saying goes there is no such thing as bad weather if you have the right clothing.  So, this month


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Fitness Wearables

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In our last blog we focused on the TRIPOD of health: eating well, quality sleep time and enough exercise to ensure we get the health benefits from the workouts we do!  This month we thought we would share with you something a bit different and look at some of the ways we can track our


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Diet, Exercise and Sleep

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Diet, Exercise and Sleep – the tripod of a healthy life. While improving just one of these lifestyle factors can help people lead longer lives, several recent studies have suggested that improving all three may be a better way to improve both physical and mental health. We have recently celebrated the healthy approach to weight


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Car Boot Cafes

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Car Boot Cafes One of the favourite parts of our walks is always after the post-walk cool down – of course I am referring to our “Car Boot Cafes”, where we have a cuppa and share a healthy snack back at the car park!  We can’t wait until we can do this again, and we


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Movement is the key to good health and wellbeing

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What is TMW? Tai Chi Movements for Wellbeing is a specially-developed sequence of movements which promotes physical and emotional wellbeing. With origins in both Tai Chi and Chi Kung, the TMW sequence distils elements of these arts into a simplified form.  Completing the TMW series of moves and gestures varies from just 10 minutes to


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Feeling blue in January? Check out these trips for 2021/2022

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Here are some important dates for your 2021 Diary – Join our trips and events around the Peak District, the UK and abroad from Spring when hopefully we will have the travel restrictions lifted. APRIL 30th – 2nd MAY RUSTICK WEEKENDER A mini Festival of Nordic Walking in the Peak District – join the local NWUK Instructors


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Rustick Weekender – April 30th – May 1st/2nd 2021

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We are looking forward to the Spring when we hope restrictions will be lifted as we are putting plans into place to run our Rustick WALX Weekender Event in May. A mini Festival of Nordic Walking in the Peak District – join the local NWUK Instructors on walks and social events (if restrictions are lifted)


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The Great Lockdown Slimdown

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Inspirational Weight Loss – How these 3 men managed to lose 8 stone between them during the 2020 lockdown! Since March 2020 these members of WALX Derwent and Dales, run by Samantha Armstrong, have each achieved an amazing weight loss. A good news story to come out of the pandemic making these three men lighter,


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