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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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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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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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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 TomlinsonActive Kent & Medway

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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 TomlinsonActive Kent & Medway

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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 TomlinsonActive Kent & Medway

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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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Benefits of…cycling

The many and varied wonders of cycling make it an activity that is loved by people of all ages, all around the world. Kent and Medway offers so many types...

Rebecca TunicliffeExplore Kent

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Explore Kent – stile free trails

Stile free trails are ideal for people with pushchairs, wheelchair users or for those who prefer flatter surfaces with no stiles or gates.

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Explore Kent – challenging countryside walks

Kent’s long-distance trails deliver wide horizons, stunning scenery, rich history and an exhilarating sense of freedom. Some of these routes can be attempted in one go for the experienced walker,...

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