Healthy Life Essex Newsletter - August 2008
Hope you are all enjoying the summer and managing to enjoy the sunshine when it breaks through those nasty rain clouds! Don’t forget to leave off those sunglasses occasionally – so you can really benefit from the sunshine. But if you are stuck indoors, why not make the most of the time and read our newsletter!
As always, we have several new articles (see below). We are also very proud to be hosting the Essex Healthy Life Healthy Eating Awards web site for the Essex Food Liaison Group. We are still waiting for the 14 councils that form the group to provide us with lists of outlets that have won awards but soon, if you are looking for cafes and restaurants that offer healthy food options for you and your children, you will be able to find them on that site. The associated article explains how the awards work. Maybe you know a restaurant or cafe that could apply? If the proprietors visit www.essexhealthylife.org.uk they can find all the information and forms they need to apply.
We are also in the process of adding all the Health Walks throughout the county to our events listings. If you would like some gentle exercise this is a great way to do it. You’ll get exercise and fresh air, and it’s also a great way to make new friends. (If you run or know of any other Health Walks then please let us know)
Hopefully you are already using the Wildlife / Countryside Events to see where you can take the children over the summer holidays. Getting your children to enjoy and get involved with the natural environment can bring so many benefits.
The following are brief introductions to the new articles added, sorted in to areas of interest. Some areas do overlap, so don’t be surprised if the same article appears more than once.
Click on the green links for the full story
An Otter Summer Find out about the Essex Wildlife Trust’s fundraising appeal to help re-establish Otters and wetland habitats throughout Essex.
Helen Rollason Heal Cancer Charity
Ayurveda by Sarah Yapp BA ITEC MCThA of Sarah Yapp Therapies.
Kinesiology by Gina Butler KFRP, GS.
Healthy Life with Diabetes by Alexis Hodgkins RGN/DN/MSc.
Essex Healthy Life Healthy Eating Awards.
Aspartame by Melanie Fryer Dip.ION of Health in Nutrition
Fitness for Children by Hazel Williams.
A quiet revolution. by Ross Gardner.
Art of the Environment:
South East Essex Conservation Volunteers (SEECV). offers a great way of keeping fit, enjoying the fresh air, and making new friends: and doing ‘your bit’ for the environment! Suitable for school age upwards, but children under 16 must be with a responsible adult / guardian.
Kissed by Angels by Janet Lee
Facing Neuralgia by Wendy Evans.
Stress-Busting for Children (The best kept secret since Father Christmas)
If I Can, You Can! by Constance Turner.
Audio / visual:
Affirmations to Change your Life CD by Dawn Breslin.
The Speech Imp by hypnoIMP MP3 player.
We hope you have enjoyed this newsletter and managed to read most, if not all, of the articles! If you have any comments to make or you would like to submit articles yourself please do contact us.
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