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Jawbone UP3 Quick Review

Over the past couple of years I’ve tried a number of different fitness trackers. I’ve had multiple fitbit trackers, some got lost, others had issues with their battery. Last year I switched to the Jawbone UP. Apart from anything else the battery issues with the Fitbit were driving me nuts – they’d lose their charge […]

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Getting Back in the Saddle (Literally!)

As I mentioned, I’ve been either walking or cycling in and out of the office for the last couple of weeks. Unfortunately (though this depends on your perspective) I live a little too close to the office for the commute to be a decent workout. So the only way for me to get a proper […]

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Weather and Exercise

How good, or bad, the weather is has a direct impact on how much outdoors physical exercise I want to do. If it’s cold, damp and grey I’m highly unlikely to want to get off my ass and walk or cycle. But if the weather is pleasant then it’s a hell of a lot easier. […]

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Resolutions For 2015?

Today is January 1st 2015. It’s the first day of a new year and I am spending it (mostly) on planes. If there’s any truth in the entire concept of “starting like you plan to continue” then my choice of activity for January 1st is probably oddly appropriate. In 2014 I got slightly more active. […]

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lock on the Barrow near Carlow town

Exploring Carlow Environs By Bike

For the last couple of months I’ve been cycling in and out of work and around the town. The distances I’m covering every week aren’t exactly amazing in terms of burning calories etc., So this weekend I decided I’d do a bit more. The Barrow river flows through Carlow town and the old tow path […]

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Standing Desk Time

Standing desks and other types of desks that encourage office workers to be that bit more active during their day are becoming more and more popular. On a recent trip to Los Angeles I found that quite a few of my friends had switched to either standing desks or ones that could be switched between […]

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