Chris Hines

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Being Happy reduces heart attack risk

Report on and in the news today – link to Guardian:

Makes sense, so out into the Blue Gym, eat well and laugh. Think all 3 are complimentary, the more you exercise, the more you are likely to laugh and the more you need to eat and maybe more positive so more likely to eat well.



Added by Chris Hines on February 18, 2010 at 9:21am — No Comments

North Devon Surf Bus

NORTH DEVON – WORLD TREND SETTERS IN SURFING INNOVATION North Devon is renowned for its endless stretches of sandy beaches, rugged shores and stunning coastlines, making it a perfect “playground” for a host of water sports. The “playground” however is not accessible to everyone according to Isabelle Bromham, North Devon’s Coastal Watersports Officer. Isabelle, who works for North Devon +, is championing a new initiative to create a “surf bus” that would allow locals and tourists with… Continue

Added by Chris Hines on December 23, 2009 at 12:13pm — No Comments

Dogs on Beaches

Today being the 1st of October means that the summer dog ban that is in place on many beaches has now been lifted for the winter. Great to see a wide range of hounds and owners hitting the Blue Gym armed with dog poop bags. I know from my family that the summer dog ban is fairly restrictive but unfortunately its the minority of dog owners who don’t scoop the poop who spoil it for all. Councils please note and make sure the poop bins are emptied at beaches as they tend to fill up more in the… Continue

Added by Chris Hines on October 1, 2009 at 12:53pm — 1 Comment

Hurricane season!

Now is it just me or is summer coming earlier every year and then fading out into Autumn when we should still be baking? With the first of this years second hand hurricane seas and weather systems about to hit the UK, the air seems to have a definite Autumnal feel. Maybe its just me but I think I even felt the water drop in temperature last weekend. Check out the swell this weekend and remember be safe! Continue

Added by Chris Hines on August 25, 2009 at 8:28pm — 2 Comments

Learn to Row

It’s never too late to learn to row Beginners Rowing spans all age groups from juniors to veterans. Whether you have walked along the river/ sea and felt that you would like to give it a go, or rowed as a child and would like to try again, there are many clubs across the country with the facilities to let you do this. Rowing is a fun and sociable activity as well as being good way of getting fit and staying healthy. Many clubs offer learn to row courses or adult beginner groups which welcome… Continue

Added by Chris Hines on July 14, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

New pic

Air temperature about zero. Nice little wave as first session after coming back from OZ and NZ. Photo:Andy Hughes. Check his book Dominan Wave Theory, he’s just back from US where his pix are featured in a show at the Maritime Museum. Continue

Added by Chris Hines on June 18, 2009 at 6:06pm — No Comments

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