healthy-living


A Peak District campervan adventure

A Peak District campervan adventure A Peak District campervan adventure takes you into the beautiful expanse of Outstanding Natural Beauty that’s just on our doorstep.  Here at Davanco Leisure VW campervan hire, we’ve had many a Peak District campervan adventure ourselves in this diverse and magnificent UK National Park. Hire one of our campervans and […]

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North Yorkshire coast campervan tour

North Yorkshire coast campervan tour Take a North Yorkshire coastal campervan tour and you’ll be in campervan heaven. Why?  Well, North Yorkshire lays claim to one of the most beautiful coastlines in the country. What’s more, this dramatic coastline is raw, breathtaking, and utterly captivating. You’ll be driving past pretty picturesque villages that cling precariously […]

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Word of the week: proprioceptors

Do you have good proprioception?   This is the word that came up today from Dictionary.com.  And I got quite excited! I knew this word from my recent Nia fitness Green Belt training.  In Nia we talk about ‘listening’ to the body.  And it’s the proprioceptors – within the sensory nerve endings – that help to […]

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Keep Calm and dance through life ….

  Wise words indeed!   Nia fitness is a wonderful way to dance through life.  Nia is: – non-impact and safe for the joints – good for all ages, body types and fitness levels – gets the whole body moving – incorporates movements from nine classic movement forms including Tai Chi, Yoga, Alexander Technique, and […]

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Teaching Nia fitness

  After a break for the summer I am starting up my Nia classes again from next week. My classes are at a new venue – Winshill Neighbourhood Resource Centre – and at a new time: 9.30am-10.30am, and start next Tuesday, 1st October, then every Tues after that. I’m SO looking forward to getting back to […]

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Happy Nia New Year!

Happy New Year to all my blog readers and Nia lovers! Have just read an excellent blog article written by Tracey Fenner, a Nia Dance teacher based  in Hong Kong. And the title? What is Nia? Having just started to teach Nia myself, I find it challenging describing Nia in a few distinctive words. Nia means […]

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Word of the week: courage

A couple of weeks ago I visited the De La Warr Pavillion at Bexhill.   There was an exhibition on called ‘Hang on a minute lads, I’ve got a great idea…’ based on the iconic final scene of the film The Italian Job where the coach hangs precariously over a cliff edge. The exhibition re-constructs […]

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Word of the week: No!

This word made me smile last weekend. A friend from Brighton came to visit and I tested her out on a NIA routine I have been learning – Sanjana. She really enjoyed it, however she confessed that one song – Am I the One? – and the martial arts moves associated with it, felt a […]

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Word of the week: NIA

You may or may not have heard of NIA Dance During these past few months I have metamorphosised (another good word) from a web content writer/copywriter into a Nia dance teacher. It’s been an amazing experience and I look forward to starting my Nia dance classes up here in Staffordshire from February next year. To […]

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Happy National Kissing Day

Today (July 6) has got to be one of the nicest – and possibly the most creative – national days of the year. It’s National Kissing Day There seems to be a ‘national’ day for everything these days, but this one definitely caught my eye as I must admit I’m a born romantic.  After all, […]

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