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  • Posted Jul 27, 2022

    Steve's Easy Eats

    By Steve Del Rosa

    Swapping to cheaper non-branded products and choosing healthier alternative food items can help you maintain a balanced diet, as well as, save money. LiveWell's very own Steve has put together some easy-to-make, healthy and simple snack recipes that are great for any day of the week.

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  • Posted Jun 30, 2022

    My Couch To 5K

    By Sally Rowe

    Could someone unfit who has always hated running grow to love it - and actually run 5k? There's only one way to find out...

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  • Posted Jun 28, 2022

    Family walks

    By LiveWell Dorset

    Walking is for all ages and abilities, and it is one of the most important basic human motions. Here are some tips to encourage children to enjoy walking, plus it's a great way to spend time on your family's wellbeing.

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  • Posted Jun 28, 2022

    Dorset accessible walks

    By Ellen Finlay

    Anyone can benefit from walking more regularly. It's a free, accessible and easy way to do more for your wellbeing, and we are so lucky to have a variety of walks across the Dorset countryside which are accessible to all.

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  • Posted Jun 10, 2022


    By Jodie Ball

    Making healthy lifestyle changes, such as, quitting smoking, eating well, managing your weight and being more active can significantly reduce your risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes.

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  • Posted May 31, 2022

    Cycling for families

    By Sally Rowe

    Cycling with the whole family can be a really rewarding experience. Here are some bike ride tips for all ages, plus a round-up of family-friendly routes in Dorset.

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