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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 TomlinsonKent Sport

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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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Exercising safely during darker evenings

As the hours of daylight get shorter, getting outside in the morning or evening to exercise becomes more challenging.  Don’t let the darker skies beat you though, you’re better than...

Mark Lawrence

Mark LawrenceTunbridge Wells Everyday Active Champion

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Benefits of…running

Running is a popular form of physical activity. It doesn’t cost a lot and you can run anywhere and anytime that suits you. Running is a great way to get...

Lucy TomlinsonKent Sport

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Benefits of…solo exercises

Exercising alone or at home, gives you the flexibility to work out when you want, where you want. Exercising on your own takes a lot of personal strength and discipline...

Lucy TomlinsonKent Sport

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Benefits of…group exercise

Taking a group exercise class or joining a club and working out with your peers can be a great way to socially interact and stay on track to achieve your...

Lucy TomlinsonKent Sport

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Get fit for free – trim trail

Have you made a promise to yourself be more active? Lots of us join a gym and plan to get fit, but after a few months we lose interest. There...

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Benefits of…walking

The benefits of walking are almost endless, and whether you used to walk regularly, have no experience of walking for exercise, or even if you're living with mobility issues, walking can provide real benefits for your health and welbeing.

Rebecca TunicliffeExplore Kent

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