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    Step up your fitness level with the best walking workouts on YouTube.

    Walking workouts are a wonderful way to show ourselves some gentle loving kindness. Walking is a simple, free and easy way to keep fit and healthy. It’s a great way to spend time with family and friends and immerse ourselves in the wonder and beauty of the world around us. Walking is beneficial for the mind and body. It can help us relax and calm down.  Rediscover our sense of perspective and banish feelings of overwhelm and stress.  As our thoughts wander, new ideas, opportunities and possibilities reveal themselves. Or as meditation. Sinking deep within our bodies, revelling in the repetition, the motion and momentum as each step moves us…

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    Instead of resolutions : 5 ways to build better habits in 2019

    The promise of a shiny new year brings so many possibilities. A time to reflect on our lives, consider our priorities and make plans for the future. There’s something special about opening up a new calendar, all that blank space calling out to be filled. Encouraging us to consider how we want our lives to look, to ponder our mission and contemplate our legacy. There are so many competing demands on our time and a myriad of distractions pulling us this way and that. We want to live an intentional life, to pursue our dreams and to spend our time wisely. But sometimes life sweeps us along and before we…

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    Reminders to be kinder : 7 fun ways to help you exercise those kindness muscles every single day (and be calmer and more patient too )

        Kindness is a gift. And like all the best gifts, it doesn’t matter if you’re giving or receiving, that warm fuzzy glow feels great. The benefits of kindness are huge. Yet some days, life just happens. We get busy, side-tracked and overwhelmed. And then we forget. On those days we could all use a reminder to be kinder. And today, just for you, I’ve got 7 of them. Some are physical reminders while others are habits we can build into our daily routines. All of them help to sew kindness right into the fabric of our day and help pull us back from the brink when we feel those…

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    The power of five – A simple mind trick to get you started.

    Some days even the simplest tasks seem impossible. Our to-do lists are spiraling out of control and we just don’t know where to start. The feeling of overwhelm begins to engulf us and we feel a rising sense of panic. There is just too much to do and not enough time to get it done. Baby steps, or the art of breaking activities down into smaller, more manageable chunks is a brilliant way to simplify even the most daunting of jobs. But even this baby stepping lark can feel too complicated sometimes. And what about those times when the demon deed that torments you is so straightforward, but you’re lacking…

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    Helpful tips to drink more water, and just how much of it do we need?

    Water is the essential fuel for life and without it we won’t last long. Yet so many of us don’t drink enough, putting a strain on our bodies, our minds and even our spirits. When we’re evenly mildly dehydrated our body cannot work efficiently, we get tired more easily, find it difficult to concentrate and are more likely to get ill. In the UK we’re told to drink 6 to 8 glasses a day, while in the US the recommendation is for eight 8 ounce glasses a day. A recent article suggested that men need around 3.7 litres or 125 ounces of water daily and women around 2.7 litres or…