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Helen Skelton publishes life-lesson book

Helen Skelton

Countryfile presenter and Strictly star Helen Skelton, shows us how getting out in nature  and putting one foot in front of the other can help us journey back to ourselves. 

Helen Skelton is no stranger to doing hard things, from kayaking the entire length of the Amazon  to competing in a boxing match for Sports Relief. Her ability to dig deep and find inner strength  and to carry on no matter the challenge – physical, mental, or emotional – is nothing short of  remarkable. Helen grew up on a farm in Cumbria and credits her deep connection with nature and  family for grounding her throughout the experiences in her life. 

In My Stride explores the lessons Helen has learned through life and adventure, sharing how getting  out in nature can help us heal, grow, and find the resilience to move through challenging times in  our lives. It tells stories of finding confidence, authenticity, courage, resilience, acceptance,  community, and freedom against the backdrop of life's peaks and troughs and through the power  of the natural world. 

Helen shows us how putting one foot in front of the other – whether that's on the Strictly dance  floor or in the great outdoors – can help us to journey back to ourselves.  

Helen Skelton began her career presenting iconic children's shows Newsround and Blue Peter, where she took on some incredible challenges such as the Namibia Ultra Marathon, cycling to the South Pole, and kayaking over 2,000 miles down the Amazon River. 

Helen has gone on to present shows of varying focus, from Countryfile, On The Farm and Holiday Hit Squad to the Rugby Super League, Olympics  and FA Women's Super League. She presented the BBC Radio 5 Live  Sunday morning show and is a regular guest presenter on ITV Tonight, Lorraine, Steph's Packed Lunch and Morning Live.  

In 2022, Helen reached the final of Strictly Come Dancing, and the following year took part in the  Strictly Come Dancing Tour 2023. She lives in Cumbria with her three children. 

[ In My Stride is available to buy now published by Headline Books priced £22. ]

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