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    How to get out walking if you’re a busy mom

    September 12, 2018 Ellen

    Sticking with a walking plan can be a struggle as daily life can get in the way and life throws some curve balls your way. I totally get this.  I can remember back to when my two boys were small.  I mean finding time for a walk is hard enough but I can remember never having the time to shower on my own without the boys in the bathroom with me! I have pulled together some tips to help you…

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    How to freshen up after exercise with no shower

    September 9, 2018 Ellen

    How to freshen up after exercise when you don’t have a shower can be tough. Fitting a brisk walk in during my lunch time break is a must for me.  If you want to know how to rock your lunch time walk then head over to this blog post.  After a brisk lunch time walk I often need to freshen up but unfortunately I don’t have the luxury of shower facilities at work and really don’t have a lot of…

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    Fat burning work out: walking for weight loss tips

    September 8, 2018 Ellen

    Want a great fat burning work out?  Then this is the right place. Hitting my 10000 steps a day is now a thing for me.  I do my best to fit this in during the working week.  I do this around a demanding desk job and to be honest I don’t often have the energy or the will to do anything more when I get home.  In fact I would say I hate exercise in that sense.  Fitting walking in…

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    My Top Tips on How To Stay Safe when you are out for a brisk walk

    September 5, 2018 Ellen

    You will sometimes find me walking along country roads, sometimes beside heavy traffic on pavements that are so narrow you could easily get hit by the wing mirror from a passing car!  Which is why I have decided to share some of my tips on staying safe when walking.  Been there done that! This post is all about how to stay safe walking.  From walking in the country, walking to school, walking on your own and how to stay safe…

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    Is walking an hour a day enough exercise?

    August 26, 2018 Ellen

    Yesterday I decided to catch up to the person that was walking ahead of me.  I was on my daily brisk walk to the train station.  Wow, boy did I get a work out and perhaps went a little too quickly! So, let’s set the record straight now.  A brisk work for 1 hour per day is enough exercise.  It will count as a workout with a few tips which I have found really kick the walk up a notch.…

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    Tips to turn your daily walk in to a cardio session

    August 25, 2018 Ellen

    For me, there is so much more to walking than a gentle stroll!  It is my form of exercise.  Before anyone gets on their high horse saying walking isn’t exercising, then you haven’t walked with me! Do you want to turn your daily walk in to a cardio session? You can turn your daily walk in to a cardio session with ease.  From walking up hills, walking faster, walking with weights, using the high intensity interval training method and make…

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    Reasons your hands swell when walking & tips to prevent it

    August 24, 2018 Ellen

    My husband and I call it museum hands!  The swelling you get when you walk for a while.  I first experienced it while walking round the museums in London many years ago.  I had no idea what it was and I could hardly get my rings off when we eventually reached the hotel that evening. If your hands swell when walking, don’t worry you are not alone in this.  Many people who exercise experience swollen hands.   While the cause isn’t…

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    Easy ways to burn more fat during a quick lunch time walk

    August 15, 2018 Ellen

    My aim has always been to include more walking in to my every day routine.  Added to that is the desire to get healthy, to lose weight and to burn fat.  At my first weight before staring on this journey my body was 40% fat!  I know awful.  I’m pleased to say that it is now 30% fat and that is all down to walking. Is walking a good way to burn fat?  I can say for me walking has…

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    What is plantar fasciitis and can walking help?

    August 6, 2018 Ellen

    Adding more walking in to my daily routine has caused me some foot problems.  My main one being with the type of shoes  I have been wearing.  If you need help on choosing the right shoes head over to my blog post on the difference between walking and running shoes to find out more.  Another problem you can come up against is knowing how to ease other foot problems such as plantar fasciitis. Are you looking to know more about…

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    Are walking and running shoes the same?

    August 3, 2018 Ellen

    Fitting walking in to my daily routine is a must. I hate the thought of heading out to the gym after a day at work.  That’s why knowing which shoes would be best for walking is important. Walking and running shoes are similar but from my experience they are not the same.  Walkers can use running shoes for walking but runners should not use walking shoes for running.  There are some slight differences when it comes to cushioning, heel height…

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