Posts Tagged ‘exercise’

Slightly old news, this, but still worth mentioning: five minutes of exercise in open spaces each day can help boost your mental health, according to recent research. The findings come from Prof. Jules Pretty at the University of Essex, who says that even moderate exercise can help lift our mood and build self-esteem. He suggests […]


Marathon!

16Apr10

OK folks, I’m running the Brighton Marathon this Sunday, so I thought I’d fling in a few thoughts on the process so far: Apart from the niggling shin-splints, which have plagued me ever since sprinting for a bus two months ago, I’m in pretty robust health. I feel fit and rested and ready to take […]


The march of play contines! Westminster Council today approved a new £40,000 ‘pensioners’ playground’ in Hyde Park. According to BBC News, the outdoor area will feature “fitness equipment designed specifically to provide gentle exercise for people over the age of 60,” and allow them to “continue active and healthy lifestyles in later years.” Good news […]


Seeing as my own poxy marathon training is utterly defeating me (stupid knees), I thought I’d direct your attention to my mate Tim Stone, who’s chosen to run the Marathon des Sables in a couple of months’ time. The Marathon des Sables is one of those ludicrous events where burly supermen carry buffaloes over mountains […]