Resistance and Strength Training in 7 Questions

Following on from Nordic Walking and the delights of Tracking poles, our attention now turns to Resistance and Strength training. For resilience and wellbeing in later years we offer this short guide. 1. Q: What exactly is Resistance and Strength Training? Anything which involves exercising the muscles against a form...

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Cryptic Crossword Course

How do you do your crosswords, cryptic or coffee time? For those who love to solve problems, unlock the secrets of the Cryptic Crossword. We invite you to our short course. Join others who love the challenge of solving cryptic clues starting Tuesday 2nd...

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Gardening Project at Age Concern North Hill

How will our garden grow at Age Concern Colchester? Introducing our Gardening Project for those who are lonely. We are looking to renovate the our property so that we can create a gardening project allowing people to develop friendships and garden at the same time. We will also improve the entrance so it is easier to...

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The rise of the Trekking Pole and Nordic Walking

Back in the 1930s, ski coaches reached a Eureka moment after searching for a solution to the difficulties training the Finnish olympic team during the off season months. They suggested the use of trekking poles to support walking without snow, hence the name Nordic Walking. Nowadays, the use of trekking...

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Ageing Well Gadgets: The Touch Screen

Touch sensitive devices: iPad, Smart Phones and Tablets There is lots to consider as to the potential of games, puzzles and therapeutic apps available on most hand held devices. These days the older generation are becoming more used to operating their smart phones and tablets on a regular basis. Health...

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Ageing Well Gadgets: Motion Controlled Video Games

Video Games for physical activity through motion control: What is it? It is a sign of our times residential and care homes are investing in motion controlled video games to support mobility, cognitive and mental functioning in later years. Even hospitals are discovering the therapeutic benefits from using such technology...

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