Beginner’s guide to yoga for sport and travel

Beginner’s guide to yoga for sport and travel Namaste, ladies! Whether or not you want to go deep into the mental benefits of yoga, its physical ones are not to be denied. Yoga means unity, and helps the practiser to…

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Climbing For Beginners: Why you should hit the wall

Guest blogger Charlotte Clark on the delights of rock climbing for beginners, and why this is the perfect confidence-building sport for women of all abilities. CLIMBING FOR BEGINNERS “I should start this post by confessing that I’m not a fitness…

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How it feels to try ice swimming, Scandinavian style

Scandinavians have known it for centuries – plunging into ice-cold water is good for you. Here’s how it feels to take a dip in the ice in Arctic Sweden – and where you can try this tinglingly fun form of…

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Trying ski touring in Crans Montana, Switzerland

Crans Montana have made their corner of the Swiss Alps into the perfect adventure playground for beginner ski tourers. I strapped on skins and tried their mapped trails for all abilities. Trying ski touring in Crans Montana, Switzerland I’ve always…

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How to work out anywhere with The Sports Edit

Roaming the world doesn’t mean you can’t stay fit and healthy – work out in style wherever you travel around the world with my handy guide, in collaboration with The Sports Edit. How to work out anywhere with The Sports…

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The best women’s ski and snowboard gear for winter 2018/2019

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… the snow season. Winter is coming – and if you’re planning on heading to cold climes for a snowsports holiday or to work a season, you’ll need to kit yourself out with…

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Decathlon’s Sport for Every Body campaign

Every now and then a campaign comes along with a message that I love. Decathlon‘s new Sport for Every Body initiative champions getting active without being held back by body image, fitness level, shape, age or size. Let’s do this!…

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Why I’m in love with surfing

It was the coldest day of winter and I had decided that meant the perfect time to go for my first solo surf. I psyched myself into pulling on my cold, damp wetsuit, chucked my board in the boot of…

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Winter cycling: essential tips and kit

A touch of frost in the air is no reason not to get on your bike. Just get prepared properly to make sure you stay safe in poor conditions with my guide to safe winter cycling. Cycling in the winter…

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The best women’s snowsports gear of 2017/2018

Ready to hit the pistes? I’ve been testing out the best snow jackets, salopettes and base layers for The Independent. My top picks will keep your warm and happy in the mountains all winter. Snowsports kit isn’t cheap, so if…

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Sponsored post: The best ski resorts in France for beginners

Itching to learn to ski this winter? The Alps is the perfect place to give riding the white stuff a try, and SnowTrex‘s guide to the best beginner-friendly resorts in France will help you pick the perfect base for a…

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7 best trail running events in Britain, picked for Red Bull

Grab your trainers and explore some of the best scenery the UK has to offer with my pick of the seven best trail runs in Britain, chosen for Red Bull Adventure. Swap pounding the pavements for the chance to roam…

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My pick of the best surf camps for beginners for The Independent

They say salt water can cure anything, and a week of catching waves, napping in hammocks and toasting the sunset at a remote surf camp is definitely a salve for the stresses of daily life. Never caught a wave before?…

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Sponsored post: let the Shock Absorber Ultimate Fly Bra #ShockYourSystem

I’ve been running up a storm in Shock Absorber’s seriously supportive new Ultimate Fly bra, £45 from Next. This brilliant bra is ready to take you further and #ShockYourSystem.

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Canoeing along the River Wye

I headed down the River Wye in a canoe, pretending to be in Swallows and Amazons.

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The horse rider’s bucket list: five must-ride UK trails

There more pockets of wilderness in Britain than you think – you just have to seek them out. There’s no better way of exploring Welsh valleys, Scottish highlands and Ireland’s fairytale valleys than on horseback on a long-distance ride. These…

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