Today’s blog post has a few hints and tips when getting in the water. I have aimed this more towards lake/river swimming. If however you swim in the sea I would definitely recommend a safety buoy to keep you really visible and an extra helping hand but remember it is not a guarantee, swim within your own abilities. If you want some help on what to do if you get in trouble in open water head to the RNLI website…

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As the saying goes one man’s trash is another man’s treasure and when I say man I mean everybody and by trash I mean “In the UK WRAP estimates that £140 million worth of clothing goes to landfill every year”. Fashion is big business in the UK. According to this report from the UK Parliament published this year we buy more clothes per person in the UK than any other country in Europe. The UN says that by 2050 the…

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In this world where classes for an hour or even 45mins are £20 or more a go it can become pretty expensive if you want to work out a lot or the budget is tight. So is there a way to make exercising cheaper or better yet completely free? Here are a few places that make getting fit more affordable….. Who: Adidas 152 Studio When: Through out the week Mon-Sun, you can get to a class before or after work…

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I recently went to an event at Cycle Surgery where Laura Winter a TV presenter, journalist and avid cyclist spoke about her experience as a female cyclist in a predominantly male oriented sport and how we get more women into cycling. So how do we get more women into cycling and what are the barriers? Getting into Cycling Women’s only rides – So there were mixed feelings on whether marketing them as women’s only rides comes across like women are…

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As part of my quest to reduce the amount of single-use plastic in my life I was drawn to one particular monthly appearance, my period. I quickly realised there is a plastic free alternative for every feminine hygiene product. Any product that I have swapped from plastic I want them to be sustainable, not another throw-away piece or fad that after a while I stop doing or using. This is something that is really important to me and part of…

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