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mile a day at Hartford School

‘Mile a Day’ programme to help keep school kids in Huntingdonshire active

The ‘mile a day programme’ for children in primary and junior schools across Huntingdonshire was launched last Monday at Hartford Junior School. The scheme is being launched through special assemblies in schools led by Neal Thomas from fit4purpose.me, the Hunts10K’s official fitness trainer, and RaceBob, the official mascot of Hunts10K. Mr Thomas said: “The children

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Blood pressure monitor

Do you know your health numbers?

Check them out at the Huntingdon 10K Spectator Village We’re not talking about the lottery numbers or your Fun Run  number for the Hunts 1K or 3K Fun Run. We’re talking about keeping track of your health. You need to do more than pay attention to how you feel and answering your GPs questions. You

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Too old to run?

Pat & Maura Brown are entering the Hunts10K in June. That’s not so unusual until you realize that Pat is 76 years old, and Maura just three years his junior. More extraordinary is that Pat did not take up running until the age of 38, when he joined the March Athletics Club – and has

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Fuel Rules for Runners – part 3

Here’s our wrap-up about healthy & “performance” eating for runners. The bottom line is that improving your diet can help your running and your health. In these last fuel rules for runners, we focus on the treats, the importance of hydration and how running and good nutrition can help manage your weight. Three final rules

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Kids and adults need lots of sleep

Jessica Auton Activ8rlives.com Are you getting a good night sleep? Getting enough sleep helps you maintain a healthier weight, as you tend to consume more calories when you are tired  and typically you snack and pick more often in the evenings as a result. These extra calories do not have a chance to be burned

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Fuel Rules for Runners – part 2

Following on from Fuel Rules Part 1, now we look at foods balance. Exercise affects the immune system, temporarily reducing many of the cells which help the immune response and creating short term inflammation. Such immune system stress can lead to reduced performance and injury. You could reduce your risk, stay injury-free and enjoy peak

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We all want a long life but none of us want to get old!

Jessica Auton Activ8rlives.com We all know how important exercise is for keeping us healthy and active, but it’s even more important for older people. Exercise for this age group has been shown to slow the signs of ageing and limit the development of heart disease, certain cancers, dementia, diabetes type 2 and other chronic conditions.

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Fuel Rules for Runners – part 1

Running is important to keep us fit, but what‘s important to keep us running? It’s not just about speed training and aerobic fitness levels. Following a good nutrition regime helps you achieve peak performance. As we get close to the 5th Hunts10k, here are some golden rules for great running – More to follow! RULE

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Children and Grandparents join Hunts 1K Fun Run

By Jessica Auton, Activ8rlives.com A recent World Health Organization (WHO) report estimated that within the WHO European Region, almost one million deaths a year are attributable to insufficient physical activity. In many countries, therefore, physical inactivity is now considered one of the major causes of death. In  a recent opening address to the General Assembly,

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Avoiding Injury – Chris’s Tips

By Chris Shannon The summer running season is well under way and numerous marathons, half marathons, and assorted events are happening up and down the country, not least of which the well supported Huntingdon 10k Fathers day event. Of course along with the increased of running comes the deluge of running associated injuries and problems.

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