My Run to Pegasus
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I have just joined, despite being 58 I feel less like a silversurfer that ever. In June 2019 I am taking part in The Run to Pegasus a 75 mile run to replicate and commemorate the events which took place in the early hours of DDay 75 years ago. We will run from Tarrant Rushton, Dorset to Portsmouth boarding a ferry to complete the challenge in Normandy with a memorial service at Pegasus Bridge and at a bridge 10 miles down where one of the Horsa Gliders landed. This is a challenge I am happy to undertake for The Veterans Charity, having over the past few years running The Forces March 5 marathons in 5 days. If any other silversurfer would like to join me see details at www.veteranscharity.org.uk/rtop thank you for reading.
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Staying Strong After 50
3 Posts Last Activity 28/01/2019
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After spending 10 years as a coach in a training facility, I am looking to provide resources to the over 50 demographic based on my experience and knowledge. I currently run the "Legends Fitness" program which consists of people over 65 and based on my experience, it is never too late to get started. My question to all...Is staying strong after 50 important to you? Also wondering what people do in their 50's to stay strong?
The Ramblers
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One of the best things I have ever done was to join the ramblers 18 months ago It helps keep me fit and menatally stimulated Did you know that two thirds of us have days over the festive period where we don’t leave the house at all. Don’t get stuck inside - contact your local rambler group and explore the great outdoors. Lots of different levels of walk are offered
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Cycling
14 Posts Last Activity 20/09/2017
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As my town is being turned into a cycle town I'm thinking of getting a second hand bicycle any advice or tips? Or am I being plain daft starting again in my 50s?
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Health and fitness bank accounts
1 Posts Last Activity 30/09/2017
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This has nothing to do with money, it is just the fact that everything you do on a daily basis has either a positive or a negative affect on your health. To keep your health and fitness bank account in the black you need to make more healthy deposits than unhealthy withdrawals.
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Any runners in Colchester interested in starting a running group.
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Just 6 years ago I was fit and light enough to run the London marathon but sadly over the last few years the weight piled on and the fitness waned. Newly retired I now have time to get back in shape and it would be great to go jogging (slowly at first ) with anyone who is in the Colchester area.
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Activity Trackers
7 Posts Last Activity 30/09/2017
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I want something that makes me get up and move about. I've been looking at these activity trackers but they track too many activities for what I need. Does anyone use one of these and how do you find it? I want something to remind me to move, track my sleep pattern, count my walking steps and monitor my heart health. I don't need swimming, running, cycling, jogging or gym activities.
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Boxing
6 Posts Last Activity 20/02/2016
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I took up boxing in my mid 50's and have to say it is the best form of exercise i have ever done, originally striated off with a personal trainer who had been a semi professional boxer , but after 18 months he went off to do teacher training. Rather than give up I bought a heavy duty punch bag and some exercise matting. My routine is 3 x a week ,for 45minutes to an hour starting with skipping, then a punch bag routine that is 10 rounds each least 3 minutes with a 30 second rest. I follow this with some weights and then cooling down exercises. I also fall a youtube and twitter page of a site called Sneakpunch which i would highly recommend Cornelius Carr is excellent at providing and giving advice/guidance. The great think about boxing is that it is suitable for all and you can do it aye your own pace....give it a go you will be really amazed at how much you will enjoy it.
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Walking and earning whilst keeping fit in Northamptonshire
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I run my own small leaflet distribution business in Rushden Northamptonshire and find that "us" silversurfers make ideal delivery people, maybe you could run an article on the subject, I could maybe add some editorial. I myself always try to take on silversurfers as they are perfect for the job, not only would they earn a little extra cash they can keep fit and they can socialize with people on their rounds, work when they wish, within reason, and feel valued once again working part time in the community whilst getting daily exercise. My website is: www.dsleafletdeliverycompany.co.uk
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Exercise
2 Posts Last Activity 20/06/2017
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Keeping Fit
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