I have been writing for a good few years now and my main topic of interest is travel. The Patricia Bech Travel Notes is my ‘writing hub’ and this is where I publish a lot of my thoughts, articles and bulletin features relating to various destinations around the world. I also write for quite a few other websites and publications about travel. As you can imagine, it has been pretty challenging to write about my favourite subject during the pandemic!

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Patricia Bech Fitness Diary focuses on a journey to better physical and mental health

Therefore I have been wanting to branch out and expand the Patricia Bech Travel Notes for some time, but equally…


I have been writing my Patricia Bech Fitness Diary since the start of the year. I began a new regime during lockdown to try and get fit but also to experiment with different types of exercise. As a lover of the great outdoors, I have always enjoyed walking and running though the countryside.

Stretching article by Patricia Bech
Stretching article by Patricia Bech
Patricia Bech: “I think it is important to stretch everyday”

Since focusing more on the benefit of exercise, I have added more types of fitness work into my schedule. This includes weight training, pilates, yoga and also stretching!

Today I thought I would write a little but about stretching. This is not professional advice by any means…


So with gyms currently closed, I have been trying to do my own fitness regime at home. As you will have read in my Fitness Diary entries, I am trying to mix up my exercise as much as possible. I am going it not only for my physical health by also my mental health.

Home workout Patricia Bech
Home workout Patricia Bech
Today for the Patricia Bech Fitness Diary I am writing about home arm workouts

Although working out makes you feel good generally, I am finding my outdoor walks best for improving my mindset. I think it is because I enjoy the different environment, the change of scene and the nature that you can enjoy.

But the trouble with walking is…


I previously said that Medium would be a place for me to write about broader topics. Whereas my Patricia Bech Travel Notes website is mainly for posts about travel, Medium is much broader. It is where I am hosting my fitness diary and also where I am posting general blogs and photographs.

Snowdrops by Patricia Bech
Snowdrops by Patricia Bech
Snowdrops photograph by Patricia Bech

I recent posted about beautiful primroses that I saw on my walk. I have been walking a lot more during lockdown and especially as I am trying to stay fit and healthy. …


Last time I wrote about my fitness journey, it was my first post on Medium. It explained the reasons why I have decided to start a new regime. There are so many benefits to having good physical and mental health and I think it is also nice to have a goal during lockdown.

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The Patricia Bech Fitness Diary includes benefits of HIIT at home

For some people, it can be overwhelming joining the world of fitness. I have set myself a goal of trying to stay as active as possible and this includes setting some time aside every single day to do some exercise.

I have always been a walker and…


When I wrote my first post on Medium, I said that I would be using this platform to write about lots of different topics, rather than muddle the Patricia Bech Travel Notes with random content. Sticking with that goal, here is a post about primroses!

Primose by Patricia Bech
Primose by Patricia Bech
Primrose Photo by Patricia Bech

I love gardening and I find it very therapeutic. I also love to admire the countryside and I suppose I am doing this more and more as part of my fitness journey. I think that spending time outdoors is so important for our mental and physical health.

Yesterday on my walk I was so excited…

Patricia Bech

Patricia Bech is a writer and blogger with an interest in travel, fitness and lifestyle.

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