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  • Posted Jul 1, 2024

    Choose balance

    By Chloe Baugh

    Most of us will think alcohol harm only applies to people with an addiction, but it’s important to get talking about the role alcohol plays in our lives. Try drinking less this summer with our simple and delicious mocktail recipes.

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  • Posted Apr 19, 2024

    Spice up your walk

    By LiveWell Dorset

    A walk might not feel like 'proper' exercise... but there are lots of different techniques to challenge yourself for an even greater workout

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  • Posted Apr 18, 2024

    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 Apr 17, 2024

    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 Apr 17, 2024

    Ways of walking

    By LiveWell Dorset

    There's no right or wrong way to walk. But our purpose for walking can differentiate our way of walking. There are many types of walking, from a brisk walk to a Nordic walk - all of which have a positive impact on your health and wellbeing.

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  • Posted Apr 16, 2024

    Walking resources

    By LiveWell Dorset

    A daily brisk walk can give your body a boost, lift your mood and make everyday activities easier. Here are some great walking resources to support you move more every day.

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