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Why hillwalkers need to take injury seriously

Why hillwalkers need to take injury seriously

The mechanics of taking a single step are anything but simple. Each time our feet make contact with the ground, the impact creates a shockwave that erupts through our limbs. Our brains subconsciously anticipate each footfall and make tiny adjustments to ensure the energy efficiently dissipates through our limbs. And it’s not just our legs. Our head, spine, hips and arms all have a part to play in keeping us balanced. Hillwalking and running, although good for us, can increase…

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Motivation

Motivation

I thought staying motivated to work in lockdown would be a breeze. You see I’ve been lucky to work from home for the past three years. I have a decent home office setup. I know that Zoom isn’t just a retro ice-lolly. And I’ve had to make up my own coffee-machine gossip for some time. And that’s meant my lockdown routine has felt strangely, well, normal.  In our pre-Covid world, people would often say to me ‘you must have so…

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Running in the woods

Running in the woods

I don’t have the stats on this but I reckon January is one of the more popular months for running. I rarely see other runners when I’m out but 1st January tends to mark a change. Whether it’s starting as you mean to go on, or blowing away the cobwebs after the excesses of the festive period, lots of people reach for their trainers come January. It tends not to last though. As the months go by, numbers dwindle as…

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Trail Running: How to do running if you don’t do running

Trail Running: How to do running if you don’t do running

Lots of people don’t ‘do’ running. I get that. Until recently, I was one of them. There are many reasons why. Pounding the streets. Traffic fumes. Injury. Heavy breathing. Boredom. Lots of grimacing. I’d do it a few times but never really got it. It felt like a chore. Not particularly fun but something I should do as it’s good for me. On paper, running is a terrific idea. You don’t need lots of expensive kit – a pair of…

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Bad Habits and Quick Fixes

Bad Habits and Quick Fixes

We all have weeks where we aren’t getting outside as much as we’d like. Too much on at work. A few busy weekends on the trot. Evenings taken up with housework or just some good telly. Short term, we cope with it. But we aren’t designed to live like this and it’s amazing how quickly this lack of outdoors time starts to grind you down. Your brain feels a little foggier. Thoughts are less clear. Your limbs feel sluggish. You…

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