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Benefits of…Lifting Weights

All adults should aim to do activities that build muscle and strengthen bones and joints on atleast 2 days a week (as recommended by the UK Chief Medical Officer). Activities...

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Benefits of…resistance band exercises

Using resistance bands whilst exercising can be a great way to help improve your strength and flexibility, muscle stability and coordination. A versatile piece of equipment that can be added...

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Benefits of…gardening

Gardening isn’t just about making your house look good (although a little curb appeal certainly never hurts). Research suggests that caring for plants can also do wonders for your wellbeing....

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Age is no barrier to improving your life

In 2001, I went to see my doctor, as I was constantly coming down with colds. I was originally told it was ‘normal’. I was also tired all the time,...

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Karen Tucker

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parkwalk has arrived!

For 18 years parkruns have been taking place all over the world on a Saturday morning, with the idea that you can turn up and run, jog or walk 5km...

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Jo Fraser WiseEvent Director Mote Park parkrun and proud parkwalker

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Mental health matters – changing the conversation around getting active

It’s easy to say ‘becoming physically active will help your mental health and wellbeing’. What if just getting out of bed and motivating yourself to do anything is a struggle?...

Caroline DrakeSocial Media Manager

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My Open Water Swimming Journey

My open water swimming journey began in June 2020: with a too tight wetsuit (it must have shrunk in lockdown!) in a managed lake with a friend. I’d tried swimming...

Caroline DrakeOpen Water Swimmer

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Are you sitting too much?

Most of us know that being active is good for our health. But more evidence is emerging that even if you exercise regularly, spending a lot of time sitting down...

Lucy TomlinsonActive Kent & Medway

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Benefits of…Tai Chi

Tai Chi is a gentle form of exercise that combines deep breathing and relaxation with flowing movements. Originally developed as a martial art in 13th-century China, there is growing evidence...

Mark Lawrence

Mark LawrenceTunbridge Wells Everyday Active Champion

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Benefits of…bowls

Playing bowls is usually associated with people aged over 55, but is in fact a great way to take gentle exercise at any age, while enjoying peaceful surroundings and good...

Mark LawrenceTunbridge Wells Everyday Active Champion

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Ladies recreational football

Women’s veterans and recreational football is becoming more and more popular. It’s all about fun, companionship and support with a little bit of football added in. There’s no need to...

Sarah JohnsonThanet's Everyday Active Champion

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Vision for an active Cranbrook

The historic market town Cranbrook sits at the extreme east of Tunbridge Wells borough in an area of outstanding natural beauty known as the Weald of Kent.  With a population...

Mark Lawrence

Mark LawrenceTunbridge Wells Everyday Active Champion

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