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6 of the Best Womens Waterproof Running Jackets

We live in the UK, it’s going to rain regularly whether we like it or not. The technology and breathability in running jackets these days is phenomenal. With the likes of Gore and Salomon...
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Best Hydration Packs for Runners

Running with a water bottle in your hand is a bit of a faff, let’s face it. As many a clued up trail runner knows only too well, a hydration pack that houses a...
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Best Non Chafing Running Shorts for Men

My goodness, is there anything worse for a runner to endure than chafing? Several miles from home and you feel it, first as a slight niggle, then as a painful, irritating problem before waddling...
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Best Non Slip Yoga Mats

Yoga is an activity that requires minimal equipment, it’s simplicity combined with physical and mental health benefits are world-renowned. Do you actually need a yoga mat? Ok, true, you can practice yoga on a...
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Cork Yoga Mat Review from Surya Namaskar

A Cork Yoga mat is an eco-friendly alternative to the ‘usual’ rubber based yoga mat. Just because it’s made from natural materials does not mean performance has to suffer, in fact, quite the opposite....
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Best Mens Non Chafing Running Underwear

We recently covered the best non chafing running shorts for men here on theactivelife.co.uk. Many of the recommendations featured in that post were 2 in 1 solutions with lycra or tight-fitting underlayers beneath the...
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How to Clean a Yoga Mat

There are several ways to clean a yoga mat. With regular use a yoga mat can become entrenched with oils, sweat, dirt and goodness knows what else. The whole essence of yoga is to...
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Best Running Belts for Carrying Phone & Keys

Now this really is a problem that needs solving. Who likes running with anything in their hands? I know I don’t. If you’re running with keys, after a couple of miles your palms are...
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Best Walking Poles for Trekking & Hiking

Looking for a new walking pole? It’s rumoured that walking poles can take 30% of pressure off the knees and provide stability on uneven surfaces. These trekking poles have come a long way from...
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Best Day Rucksacks with a 25 to 35 Litre Capacity

Day rucksacks need to be light, practical and deceptively roomy and if they’ve got a few cool little features such as water bladder pouches, comfy straps, practical compartments and waterproof pockets for keys and...