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Step 1 – Walking
The Running Granny’s first small step was to walk.
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Step 4 – Rebuilding My Social Network
For a whole host of reasons I had lost touch with many people in the preceding years. Work took most of my time, …
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Step 12 – I check up on older neighbours and friends
Have you noticed how a spell of really bad weather in winter gets people chatting when they never would do so at other …
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Step 13 – I volunteered
An opportunity arose in the shape of an advert from my local Age UK. At work, despite putting in more and more hours, …
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Step 18 – I read a book
I felt the need for a bit of escapism and thought I would try and read a book. I chose the Philosopher’s Stone, …
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Step 20 – I visited a museum
My small steps are about making time and energy available to invest in me. As well as steps to adopt healthy lifestyle choices …
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Step 21 – I went cycling
I had an old bike in the shed, which I’d rarely used. Lots of people cycled past me when I was out walking, …
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Step 23 – I did something creative
Working full time and looking after a family didn’t leave me a lot of time for anything else including getting around to doing …
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Step 24 – I joined a cycling group
I heard about a new cycling club that had started up in my town and, having found out a bit more about it, …
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Step 25 – I tried something new
There was an ‘exploring different activities’ day held at my local leisure centre and I went along. They had different taster classes you …
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Step 27 – I would offer to be the driver on nights out
Here are another couple of small steps in my quest to reduce my alcohol consumption. I would offer to be the driver when …
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Step 30 – I make time for different things
It’s important for your mental health and to give some balance to your life to have a bit of time out doing something …
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