Camping & Me

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I’m sure I must have camped when I was a kid but, apart from one sleeping-outside occasion when I was about seven which – due to my young and tender age – must have been a planned event and not an accident, I can’t remember camping at all under the age of 22 when I attended my first festival.




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Not all golf clothing is hideous

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My brother used to be some kind of Essex golf champion. Every week he’d come home with another trophy and I’d be paid about 5p to polish them all. After one tournament, he won a REALLY big trophy – so big my mum gave it pride of place on the mantelpiece so anyone who walked past the house could stop and admire it and say, ‘Ooh, look, some kind of Essex golf champion must live there, how exciting’. It also, of course, acted as a huge silver beacon for any passing burglars but this was quiet, leafy surburbia and burglars hadn’t reached our part of town yet.




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4 Top Tips For Cycling Safety

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Spring is in full swing and summer is hot on it’s heels. That means we can abandon duvet days and nights by the fire for long, calf-burning bike rides in the great outdoors. Bike rides used to be saved for serious athletes and kids on three-wheelers but, these days, it’s a more universal thing. In fact, more than 3 million bicycles can be found on the roads every year now, which is great for our precious planet but breaking news for health and safety.


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Weird fitness fads from the last ten years

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Some people say that exercising and losing weight is simple! And it is, in theory: eat less, move more. But that’s not exactly very exciting now, is it? Enter the fitness fad — exercise with added excitement. There’s been some hits, some misses, and some downright weird fitness fads over the years.




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The benefits of changing up your running route

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The UK is picking up the pace when it comes to running and jogging. According to statistics, 10.5 million of us have taken to running as our go-to exercise method. Getting healthy and getting outside more is a great thing to be doing for sure, but there’s no reason to just keep jogging around the same streets or on the less-than-exciting treadmill.

Play bark supplier Compost Direct has taken a closer look at the ground beneath our feet to find out how different terrains can impact your running routine.





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9 Essential Extras That Every Runner Needs for National Fitness Day

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As we enter the final part of the year, it’s time to make as much use of the waning evening sunlight as possible. And for the runners out there, it’s a chance to try out a range of new accessories and extras. So, in honour of this fact, and to celebrate National Fitness Day, we thought we’d run through the essential running extras that you should get your hands on before it becomes too cold and dark to consider leaving the sofa.




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Exercise Doesn’t Need to Stop While You’re on Holiday

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Going away on holiday is an exciting part of year, whether you are trying to escape damp British winters by chasing the sun or are planning an excursion to somewhere exhilarating. Wherever the final destination, you might be worried about skipping out on your exercise schedule, especially if you have a lot of travel ahead of you. All is not lost however, here are some tips to ensure you get your heart pounding, which considering all the sitting you will be doing while travelling, your body will be thankful for some activity!




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Getting Started with Exercise – Powering Through Demotivation

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We all know exercise is good for you but, getting started, especially if you’ve not incorporated regular exercise into your daily schedule before, can be a difficult hurdle to get over and many people are put off before they’ve truly begun exercising their body efficiently. If the people who had given up in the first few weeks of an exercise regime kept going for a bit longer, they would have soon started seeing and feeling results from regular exercise which would have offered them better motivation to keep going.





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Boost health and fitness with vitamin supplements

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Are you on a summer health kick?  Sticking to your fitness regime? Did you know that taking the right vitamins and minerals can help strengthen bone, build muscle, prevent injury, and aid recovery — ideal whether you’re into cardio or resistance training.




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