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How To Successfully Complete a Walking Marathon – Part 3

So, you have completed many weeks and even months of walking training to build up to walking 20 miles as your longest walk.  It doesn’t matter how long it’s taken to get here but you must have completed at least a 20 mile walk 2-3 weeks before the main event. SET YOUR APPROXIMATE FINISH TIME…

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HOW TO TRAIN FOR A WALKING MARATHON – PART 2

Following on from Part 1 of this Blog, I am going to discuss how you can design a programme to train for a 26.2 mile walking marathon. The 10% Rule for Marathon Distance Training Your marathon training timetable will vary by how much base mileage you have already built. If you have followed the advice…

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HOW TO TRAIN FOR A WALKING MARATHON FROM SCRATCH – Part 1

My client base is wide and varied – some come in for maintenance massage, some for Personal Training, Pilates Instruction or rehabilitation exercise – most come with some sort of injury or serious health problem. For those who are recovering from injury or wanting to get back into fitness or increase their health in a…

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11 Ways to Manage Low Back Pain

Low back pain is definitely one of 2 muscular skeletal issues I encounter the most in my clinic – the other being neck and shoulder issues. Perhaps you bent the wrong way while lifting something heavy or twisted in the car or while lifting weights and felt your back “go” or “rip”. Perhaps you’re dealing with…

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Boosting your immune system with Acupuncture

I’m always being asked at my clinic if Acupuncture can boost the Immune System. The answer is yes…  it is amazing at doing this! Acupuncture is thousands of years old and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has understood immunity for a long time.  As early as the 11th Century the Chinese were using ‘nasal vaccinations’ to…

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Here’s Why You Are Not Fit …

… I get it … you want to be fit. You know how much you would like to weigh. You know your ideal clothes size. You can even picture how great those skinny jeans will look. So why aren’t you living life in your ideal body? Based on over 2 decades of experience (plus a…

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Do you really want change?

Thought you needed this… Why are you still living in a body that you’re unhappy with? It’s a hard question to honestly answer. I know. In my experience, people carry ‘unwanted’ pounds for very specific reasons. These reasons are subconscious, which is where things get tricky.Self-sabotage is your subconscious way of protecting yourself.Sounds crazy, but…

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I wish I had found this style of massage years ago!

“My lower back has progressively got worse since my second child. Nothing seemed to work despite 2 weekly Chiropractor sessions for a year, drugs and various other professionals. After my first session of Acupuncture with Jenny, the pain lessened considerably – 2 more sessions and it’s gone! Jenny has a way about her – she…

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I would definitely recommend Jenny

“I am a long distance runner and have had hamstring issues on and off for several years. I went to see Jenny on recommendation for a Tuina massage. After a Postural Assessment and a subsequent massage I was delighted to find that my legs felt completely different on my next marathon. It lasted for about…

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