Why #Walk? Why #Move?

You know it’s a problem when Edinburgh University is looking for students for a masters degree studying the physical inactivity ‘pandemic’. We are spending more and more time ‘at work’ and ‘connected’ to our digital devices. Our view of physical activity is tied to its ease to measure and promote e.g. how much we’ve burned,…

Food! (Is it lunchtime yet?!)

I am a fan of food. A huge fan! It keeps me happy, nourished and healthy-it also keeps my moods well-balanced. (I have the potential to get ‘hangry’ if I don’t eat on time – ask the family…) I remember my Mum passing batches of freshly made scones slathered with butter through the hatch of…

Make a #walk part of your day.

Science is continuing to prove that the simple act of regular walking is fantastic for your health. I am a huge advocate of just getting out the door. Once you are out there, look around and notice the small things. Like birdsong. The birds are going nuts at the moment-they think it’s Spring already. Such…

Walkitoffni Interview 7.1.19

I wrote a piece on the birth of Walkitoffni for the marvellous @NITrekking please have a read and share if you like 😊

Take time to Look

Have you noticed that the speed you walk varies with your mood and energy? Do you ever think about looking around and how much effect just pausing and taking in your surroundings can have on how you feel? I often think of the days I rushed into work, blindly worrying about delayed transport and being…

Smell the Roses!

What incredible weather we have been having. Perfect for early morning and evening walks (and lunchtime siestas). Lady Dixon Park is so close to me and yet I haven’t had the chance to smell the roses until today. A riot of colour, they really are amazing and also world-leading (who knew?!) Bel Tel Rose Week…

FriYay!

It’s SCORCHING! Drink loads and keep up the Vitamin C. Squeeze your own! Choose shady paths or take a dip in the cool seas, lakes or rivers. We are officially HOT. WalkitoffNi, you are Gorgeous!