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Hydration Part 2 – Rehydration
29 days to go As a general rule adults need around 2 litres of fluid a day but we’re all different so need …
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Hydration – Part 1 Dehydration
30 days to go Our bodies are made up of around 60% water and water is important for many of our bodily functions. …
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Ageing – Part 4
31 days to go A third ageing myth is that ‘you can’t teach an old dog new tricks’.  There is a wrongful perception …
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Ageing – Part 3
32 days to go Part 2 discussed the importance of being physically active when we are older. Here I’d like to introduce the …
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Ageing – Part 2
33 days to go In Ageing Part 1 I started to discuss some of the myths around ageing.  The issue with myths is …
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Ageing – Part 1
34 days to go Our perception of when older age is will vary depending upon how old we are. A child thinks all …
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Planning is good for your health
35 days to go Whilst it’s great to have the freedom to be spontaneous if opportunities present themselves, most of the stuff we …
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Preparation and finding a way
36 days to go World Ultrarunning day and what better way to spend a long day in the hills than with a lovely …
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Your Health Pension – Physical Activity Pt 2
37 days to go It’s easy to misinterpret the term physical activity to mean sport and exercise but it would be wrong to …
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Your Health Pension – Physical Activity Pt 1 – Inactivity
38 days to go Humans are physically, psychologically and emotionally wired to be physically active deriving multiple benefits from being so. Conversely being …
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Adventure is good for our brains
39 days to go I’ve been on another little adventure today scrambling around some rocks which I absolutely loved. Dictionary definitions for adventure …
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Seeing into the future
41 days to go This is not about clairvoyance but rather about looking after our eyes to keep them healthy. Today I was …
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Laughter is the best medicine
41 days to go It will be world laughter day on Sunday which got me thinking………………. Darwin referred to laughter as “tickling of …
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Your health pension – Sleep
42 days to go Sleep is one of the most important functions our bodies perform and need alongside diet and exercise as we …
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Putting ‘One of those days’ in perspective
43 days to go The problem with having a day when the universe seems to thwart all your efforts is that unless you …
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Training fuel – not all about the cake
44 days to go A frequent discussion is what to eat when training and taking part in events. The question pops up as …
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Your Health Pension – Social Activity
45 days to go Today I visited a friend whom I’ve not seen since neither of us could remember when, and we sat …
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Over every mountain there is a path although it may not be seen from the valley
46 days to go Today should have been a rest day but I was offered the opportunity of a lift into the lakes. …
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Litter is bad for our health
47 days to go In ’51 days to go’ I talked about the benefits of scenic views.  I’m fortunate to live in a …
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Your Health Pension – Alcohol
48 days to go Alcohol use is one of the main lifestyle changes that can directly affect our health but a discussion on …
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Fears we don’t face become our limits but with a little help from our friends…..
49 days to go Training update: another week closer to 62@62 and I’ve a couple more solid training and recce days in my …
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Your Health Pension – Healthy Eating
50 days to go If you had a health pension advisor, one of the main areas of your lifestyle they would explore would …
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Scenic views are good for our health
51 days to go Whilst out on the hills recently and enjoying the open space and the views of the lakes and mountains …
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Healthy Ageing – the health pension
52 days to go Our good physical and mental health are our most important assets but like many assets they need time and …
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Friends are good for your health 
53 days to go Today was spent on the hills above Ullswater with friends. We’ve not met since last summer and I can’t …
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Friends are the sunshine of life
54 days to go No one could have been more anxious than I was when I first joined a small ladies’ running group …
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Setting goals help you make time for yourself
55 days to go Setting personal goals and working towards them is really important in providing benefits for us: it can help us …
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Be Kind to Yourself
56 days to go We live in a world that feeds off our insecurities – the beauty and fashion industries are valued at …
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What you see and What you don’t see
57 days to go and this was my breakfast this morning. Government ‘Healthy Eating Guidance’ is to eat at least five portions of …
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Benefits of spending time outdoors
58 days to go During my training hike in the hills today I’ve been reflecting on how much I’ve missed being here these …
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Rest days are important
59 days to go and today was a rest day possibly overdue. Being deprived of more than half my expected training period due …
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Where there’s a will there’s a way
60 days to go There may be many reasons why we might fail to achieve the challenges we set for ourselves: from not …
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Break goals down into manageable chunks
61 days to go and it’s unsafe to go on the high fells due to high winds and low windchill (-20) in places …
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Rising to a challenge with 62 days to go
62 day countdown begins 62 is this year’s magic number I’m 62 years old and I’m going to attempt to run 62 Lake …
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Valentine’s Day ~ All About Hearts
February 14th, Valentine’s Day when love and romance are in the air is symbolised globally by red hearts. Coincidentally, in 2021, Valentine’s day …
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Feb 4th: Time to Talk about Mental Health Day
It’s Thursday 4 February and designated as ‘Time to Talk Day’, a day to start conversations and get the nation talking about mental …
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