Healthy Life Essex Newsletter No. 8 - April 2009

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Countryside & Wildlife Health/Therapies Reviews General

Countryside & Wildlife

Country Walking in Essex
If you have done this walk or any of the other walks on the site, or have new walks to share, do let us have your comments:

Thorndon Park.
We have already featured the beautiful Thorndon Country Park. This 4½ mile waymarked walk around the park includes a trek up Jury Hill where you will be rewarded with the fabulous views across the Thames Valley to Kent.


Orienteering in Essex by Janet Biggs, Chairman of the Havering and South Essex Orienteering Club.
A must try outdoor activity! Great fun and suitable for all ages and all levels of fitness.


Bumble Bees by Ross Gardner, a naturalist based at the Meadowfield Nature Study Centre in Hockley.
Survival of the humble bumblebee is essential if we don’t want to drastically effect the food chain.

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Typical home gym equipment Express Home Workout
by Cris Ramis of Phoenix Health and Fitness.
If you would prefer to work out in the comfort of your own home, this article will provide you with detailed information to get you started.

Indian Head Massage by Angie Joughin Coppin
April is Stress Awareness Month so a very appropriate time to be featuring this non-invasive complementary therapy that will invoke a feeling of utter well-being.

Feng Shui and Space Clearing
Feng Shui and space clearingby Jackie Tyrrell, an accredited Feng Shui consultant
Time for a spring clean? Jackie explains the how ‘space clearing’ promotes healing on a physical and emotional level and is great remedy for tiredness and fatigue..

Sugar, Caffeine & Carbohydrates Make You Fat by Patrick Holford
Patrick challenges conventional thinking: evidence suggests that sugar, caffeine and carbohydrates are the main culprits for the increase in both obesity and diabetes.

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Jill shares her experience of a shiatsu massage by experienced practitioner Gavin King.

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General housing conditions have huge health and wellbeing implications

Affordable Housing.
An unusual but important article for Healthy Life as housing conditions have huge health and wellbeing implications. This article, provided by Southend Council but relevant to councils throughout the county, might highlight housing options some people are not aware of.

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a chiropodist based on the Thorpe Bay / Shoeburyness borders.
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Quotes of the Month

"Wisdom is knowing the right path to take...integrity is taking it.."

M. H. McKee

In these troubled times, most of us know what the right paths are but more of us need to be actively taking them if we wish to have a peaceful, just and sustainable world. Perhaps we need to remember that:

"EXCUSES are the nails used to build a house of failure."

Don Wilder

Are you afraid of what others might think, afraid of being criticised by friends and family? If we want things to change we need to change, and we need to take action.

“To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing."

Elbert Hubbard


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