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  1. walkingThe country is on an economy drive.  There are fears that a rise in petrol costs is on it's way and the knock on hits almost everything eventually.

    One way to help with this would be to walk more.  Not only is it good for your pocket - also good for your health.  A brisk 20 min walk every day could help to save your life.  Why not make a pact now to save your petrol costs and walk a little more. 

    Walking also helps you to learn to breath more efficiently and increase the oxygen intake into your system.  This gradually builds up until you begin to feel the fitness within.

    I know that some have to drive to work and that walking takes a lot longer.  Planning can incorporate the time consuming walk into your regime and the time you gain on this earth may be well worth it to you.

    Here is a calculator to see how much your petrol is costing you and how much it would cost if the price went up.

    Petrol Calculator Widget created by

    Let us know how you have got on in your walk more and save petrol/money - your experiences could be an inspiration to others:
    Some ideas for walking more:

    • If you work too far away to walk or riding a bike is not good then just park further away and make it a longer walk into work from your car.
    • Work out how much you are saving by walking and put the money away - plan what you are going to spend it on.
    • Make sure you walk out at lunch time even if it is only around the block.
    • Incorporate a step counter into your routine and see if your steps are increasing as time goes by.
    • Encourage your friends and family to also walk a little more.
    • Form a lunchtime walking group with some of your colleague at work
    • Take your family for a walk in the evenings.

    Please add any ideas you may have for helping with the walking blitz.

  2. change it 1 Enrol on the FREE trial of the Change It course here

    The course consists of 12 modules at monthly intervals each main module is followed by three sub modules.  Very simple to work with and with huge effects to the quality of your life and those around you - if you follow the simple techniques.

    Please comment on your experience with the first FREE trial module on this blogg.  Once you have enrolled on the course you will be able to discuss your experiences with pther participants on our dedicated forum

  3. The public furror about GM Foods has lessen but the battle has not been won.  After the previous US government supported the introduction of GM crops and despite huge public opinion our government of the time didn't listen but went ahead to support their chum, we have been eating genetically modified food.

    No-one knows what the long term effects are!  We the British were the first to protest  and we did have a small impact in a worthless attempt to contain the GM Farms (what no weather or wild life!). 

    We are also in danger of becoming immune to the very drugs that were over-prescribed to help us fight virus.   Are we assisting the virus with GM foods?

    Watch this video and see what you think.  Pass it onto your concerned friends.  Write thoughts on the comments option of this blog..  We need to start taking more interest in what we are being 'fed'.

  4. Our Open Day went down really well despite the competition from the Rock extravaganza.

    Alan Cox was pretty much booked up for the day and his talk was well attended.  People were being mesmerized by the new lamps and we saw los of people leaving more relaxed than they were when they came in.  We are going to be holding Open Days regularly every 3 months or so - so please if you are interested sign up to the newsletter and you will get notification.

  5. burma rock  Can you see anything unusual about this picture?
      You may want to turn you head sideways!

      Still nothing? ....

    Take another look at the picture - we've turned it sideways for you!
    burma rock 2

    Leave your details in the comment box, along with your name and email address  and we will send you a full screen slide show version of this phenomenom

  6. How long have you worked at the same company? 

    Nowadays it's more usual to be transient typically switching jobs around every five years.

    On Friday 22nd January we were helping Asda in Rochdale to reward four members of staff who had been working for Asda for 30 years!

    All four were able to join in a chair yoga session provided by Barry Todd our Yoga teacher seen here leading the group from the rear. The session is perfect for people who are sitting at tills all day or carrying out regular repeated movements.  All participants felt the benefits of the yoga session and were suprised at how relaxing it was.

    bobbymassageEach staff member was then treated to a mini massage with Bobby Feven,  Bobby knows precisely where to press to release long term posture 'knots' or tension.  He has a full working week dealing with sports people with injuries or muscle tensions and also with people who have fall injuries or the aches and pains that tend to come along with age..
    So again this therapy ideal for those who get tension from repeated movements in their work and for the tensions of everyday living. 

    The time waiting for their turn was not wasted.  Each staff member was also taken through a health MOT when small changes were suggested that might improve their health and well-being.

    We were also giving free MOT's to customers who came into the store.  We had a steady stream of people wanting to know how they could help themselves to better health.  Some people who visited us were already suffering from quite serious conditions, on quite a lot of medication and we were able to make some suggestions that would improve their quality of life.  Others were interested in things they could do to prolong their health and avoid having to take long term medication.
    All in all it was a good experience for us and for the visitors we trust.
    Follow this link to see this article in Rochdale on Line