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20 Reasons to Try it

What if you learned about an activity that: is as enjoyable as walking (or more) protects knees and other joints increases lung capacity improves posture enhances heart and lung function strengthens upper body and torso relieves neck and shoulder pain builds and tones muscle eliminates bat wings and love handles takes the agony out of &hellip Continue reading »

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Having Doubts? Read on?

Last winter, I took my folks to a Nordic Walking info session put on by the Moncton Outdoor Enthusiasts at Centennial Park. From what I had seen, I thought it was the perfect activity for them, since they were concerned about walking during the icy winter months. They seemed intrigued, but worried about ‘looking silly’. &hellip Continue reading »

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What if Nordic Walking came to Albert County?

It is! Nordic Walking has long been a favourite European activity, but is now quickly gaining popularity in Canada. By using specialized walking poles for added stability and motion, Nordic Walkers get a fantastic upper body workout and increased calorie burn during exercise. It’s a perfect exercise that removes some of the concerns of winter &hellip Continue reading »

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What if a community building project wasn’t just about lumber and nails?

Behind the scenes in the past several weeks, a community house building project has been taking shape. (See the earlier post about the volunteer project to build a barrier-free home for a local disabled couple.) So far, a number of Moncton and Hillsborough area businesses have stepped forward to contribute shingles, siding, concrete, interior and &hellip Continue reading »

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Finale Fotos

Check out the online Footloose 5K Photo Album! If anyone wants copies of a photo, drop me a line at writer@deborahcarr.ca

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What if we refused to settle?

Yesterday wasn’t just an incredibly successful Footloose! in Albert County 5K Walk/Run grand finale event. It wasn’t just about achieving a personal best or about several hundred people enjoying a barbeque with neighbours, family and friends. Yesterday was really about wanting more. About refusing to ‘settle’. Too often, we settle for what life gives us, &hellip Continue reading »

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What if big effort equaled big reward?

The success of the Footloose! in Albert County has not gone unnoticed outside the county. Remember when I commented that whenever effort is put forth, we shouldn’t limit our expectations to just the achievement of the goal? I believe what I said was: “It’s important to realize that the benefits of regular exercise go far &hellip Continue reading »

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What if Community Suppers weren’t just about Good Food?

I love autumn. It enlivens me. The spicy fall colours wake me up after the lazy heat of summer; the coolness in the air tingles like a brisk body rub. The tradition of the Lower Cape turkey supper is also an autumn highlight of my year. I feel off kilter if I’ve been unable to &hellip Continue reading »

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