Bikes are so last year – as mag­gie found out

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Scooter­ing is no longer just for kids! Adults of all ages are tak­ing it up, and for many a mother this latest craze has pro­vided fun and fit­ness!

what fun i have had since i took up scooter­ing. although i have been cy­cling to work for years, jump­ing on to my mi­crowhite ma­chine has seemed like a much more ex­cit­ing ad­ven­ture.

at first, i couldn’t help but feel a lit­tle self-con­scious with peo­ple look­ing at me. How­ever, the thrill of whizzing down the street back to my house at the end of the day soon com­pen­sated for feel­ing a bit con­spic­u­ous.

i also dis­cov­ered that you can in­cor­po­rate it into an ex­er­cise regime as scooter­ing burns around 140 calo­ries for 15 min­utes of ex­er­cise. by prac­tis­ing var­i­ous jumps and turns, i soon had a good work-out regime built into my morn­ings.

nowa­days, i scoot our dog tyson to the park for his morn­ing run, and this has also turned into a big­ger ad­ven­ture – now we’re faster, we seem to be catch­ing more cats un­awares! Luck­ily he’s on a lead. How­ever, be­cause i don’t want to make my small dog run fast all the way, we scoot along in fits and starts, and have fre­quent stops to in­ves­ti­gate var­i­ous smells along the way – the dog, i mean!

scooter­ing has lots of health ben­e­fits, so do en­cour­age chil­dren and grand­chil­dren to take up this fun hobby.

scooter­ing to school, the park, the shops, all are good for get­ting out­doors, burn­ing energy, and get­ting loads of fresh air. make sure chil­dren wear pro­tec­tive gear, though.

Mag­gie and Tyson are ready for their morn­ing walk…

Glow­ing from the healthy ex­er­cise

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