Friday, 23 May 2014

Top Tips For Walking And A FitBit Giveaway



Top tips for walking :



  • Know where you can and can't walk and know the rights of the countryside.





  • Learn what features on the map mean.




  • Always keep dogs on leads.

Walking it is free

Walking is a great way for families to out and about and it doesn't cost anything either, it is a pollution free way to get your daily exercise. And in walking not only are you being kind to your health you are being kind to the environment as well.

Exploring your local area is a good way to get started I have been in my local area for 10 years and I am still discovering places that I didn't know existed.


This is only 2 miles from me amazing !


Spending time together 

With walking you can do several things at once like for me getting to work and taking pictures , also when I am walking with friends I chat to them as we go along our merry way. Enjoy nature , green spaces as it is a great way to relax and for kids to run off some steam or just to have a quiet moment to yourself.

A mile is only a 20 minute walk would you believe!.


Think about joining a rambling group

It is a good way of getting to meet people and you'll discover more and more exciting places.


Getting close to wildlife

You can get close to wildlife when you are walking I see all manor of creatures when I am out walking, there are many walking around natures reserves as well.  I see the outdoors as a fabulous extension of the classroom : a outdoor classroom. I often see the birds sweeping and diving above my head as I walk and I will often stuff and close my eyes and just listen to their beautiful song.


Getting Fit

I hate spending money to get fit if I am honest I am loathed to go to a dieting group it is just not for me , you have to have a strong will and put your mind to it. It is hard at first but practise practise with those feet and you will go miles and miles and achieve a smile ! So I have attached the  FitBit Activity Tracker to Mr T  and off he went (with the Fitbit  can check on your daily activity either on your phone or computer) 





The water bottle received along with the Fitbit I am making good use of as well as it is important to stay hydrated when you are out walking and do make sure you wear a hat and wear suncream.





On my latest walk I was following the Nomad Way.




Life in the Slow lane 

Life doesn't have to be all about being in the fast lane , if you haven't got the beautiful Derbyshire on the doorstep like I do but want to enjoy beautiful views and places and spaces then why not head over to Inntravel who specialise in slow holidays. With Inntravel you are not just limited to walking there is cycling , skiing , train travel so need to rush those beautiful views aren't going anywhere , they are just waiting for you.






a Rafflecopter giveaway Disclosure : I was sent a FitBit and a water bottle the same as which is being given away. Open to uk only 

58 comments:

  1. Looks like you have some beautiful walks near you - I love walking, my main form of exercise!

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  2. I walk ever day on the Durham Heritage Coast.

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  3. I commented on your History Whispers at your Footsteps blog x

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  4. Keep stretching those legs. Would love a FitBit for some really useful data on my walks.

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  5. I love walking wish I had more time for it xx

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  6. Commented on your blog at http://www.ninjakillercat.co.uk/2014/05/the-go-to-walk.html?showComment=1401008093135#c1908394806244494669

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  7. I'd love a FitBit as I'm trying to do more walking at the moment :) Commented here: http://www.ninjakillercat.co.uk/2014/05/8-am-looks-likes-like-this.html?showComment=1401186364864#c8744617553210888884

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  8. I've been hearing a lot about these FitBits and they sound very good. I do love a walk along the canal and find it very intriguing.

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  9. Great prize - thanks for the chance to win x

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  10. Great tips. I need to try and up my walking. The activity tracker looks great x

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  11. a lovely prize
    olga carpenter

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  12. Commented on the go the walk post-and it appears I did it twice, not sure how that happened!!

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  13. This is a fab prize, would love to win!

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  14. It is interesting what wonders you can find by walking just two miles from home, keep on walking...

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  15. be nice to win a prize

    love all your walks

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  16. I love walking through the countryside.

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  17. Need to walk more under the cardiologist at the moment so would be useful to keep an eye on my heart rate

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  18. Thanks. Love to walk and geocache.

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  19. was going to say geocaching is a great way to walk, but see Michael has beat me too it. The fitbit would be a great take along item for my adventures

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  20. I walk everywhere...or run a lot of the time now too. @mummiafelice

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  21. Thanks for this giveaway. I would love to win. Fingers crossed.

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  22. Andy Kadir-Buxton14 June 2014 at 14:44

    These are different walks to usual.

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  23. I love walking out with my children so many beautiful places to walk near where we live

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  24. I love walking and exploring new area's of the countryside i take my daughter and we play games and make up stories on the way and sometimes if we go walking somewhere really special we collect specimens of leaves etc for her scrapbook.

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  25. Walking is my passion, I'd LOVE this!

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  26. I am very lucky to live on the east coast of scotland! Perfect for scenic walking routes x

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  27. i love walking but unfortunately i had some nerve damage 2 my left leg which meant i couldnt walk far for almost a year but im pleased to say im in recovery and can now walk long distance again without aid.so to win this prize would be the icing on the cake for me :)

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  28. Love going for walks, this has some great info thanks!

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  29. Fab prize - I commented on your The Go To The Walk post - @Rcd2129 on twitter

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  30. The two best places for walking are too far to get to on foot lol contradiction I know but it's true, the route to them just isn't suitable and we don't have a car :( I miss my walks xx

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  31. I agree that you start discovering lots of places you didn't know existed when you start walking close to where you live. I've discovered loads of off road places close to my home despite living in a city.

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  32. The fitbit looks like a great innovation

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  33. Be lush to win this as I'm beginning rehab out of a wheelchair. Will mean so much to me in helping me rebuild my life. Thank you. Anja

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  34. Fab giveaway-fingers crossed :)

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  35. The Derbyshire countryside is certainly beautiful

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  36. Grat to get out for a walk, especially in the lovely weather!

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  37. I use a pedometer at the moment but a fit bit would make me more high tech - posted herehttp://www.ninjakillercat.co.uk/2014/05/the-go-to-walk.html?showComment=1403375570118#c3064573279702114984

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  38. I love the fact there's a route called Nomad way! I walk a mile and a half to work each day (and then back) so sometimes it's difficult to persuade myself to go for walks when I'm off, but I'm always glad when I do! I like to have my music on all the time when I'm walking too - it's a great way to clear my head and I do most of my writing in my mind during walks and just have to hope it stays there until I get home!

    I'm dying to try the fitbit! I've lost 6 stone in the last year and have got quite into fitness but it's a gadget I just can't afford!

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  39. I love walking and it would be great to find a device that helps monitor the distance and time etc

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  40. I do a fair bit of walking - but it would be great to have a device to keep a track of how much walking I'm actually doing :-)

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  41. Walking in the fresh air and greenspace is far better for you than going to a gym. It is great for improving your mental well-being too :)

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  42. All my family have one of these. Its my turn!

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  43. My dog gets me out walking, I love it.

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  44. Hello! I commented here http://www.ninjakillercat.co.uk/2014/05/the-go-to-walk.html?showComment=1403462050750#c453109719911537433

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  45. Commented on 'The go to the walk'

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  46. I love a long walk each day with my dog, your blog is very inspirational

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  47. Tracey Tedford22 June 2014 at 20:47

    I love walking and everyone should look after the countryside by not littering and closing gates etc

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  48. I do a lot of walking anyway (no car!), but it would be great to be able to track what I do and push myself that bit further, and discover some new places too.

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