Mindful Nordic Walking
Walk well with a relaxed body and mind
Mindful Nordic Walking uses specially designed poles to engage the upper body during walking. Involving the upper body takes some of the effort from the lower limbs and propels the body forward. It can help you to improve your walking gait and posture, become more active and lose weight by getting back into regular exercise.
I am planning a series of walks and workshops with Mindfulness teacher, Katie Sheen. Together we will be combining the benefits of Nordic Walking and Mindfulness.
I will introduce you to the Nordic Walking Technique in parkland areas around Wilmslow, Bramhall, Macclesfield and other Cheshire areas and will provide the poles.
The mindful walking section will be led by Soul Nutrition Founder, Katie Sheen.
Katie has been practicing mindfulness in her own life for over fifteen years. She attends the Heart of Manchester Sangha, a group of local people from a variety of faiths who practice mindful living in the tradition of Zen Buddhist Master Thich Nhat Hanh. You can read more about Katie on the Soul Nutrition team page
Our aim is to help you relieve stress in the body and mind, learn to walk well with good posture and, most of all, enjoy the wonderful benefits of exercising in the outdoors in the beautiful parkland areas of Cheshire!
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07547 631 679
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BackCare Awareness Week – Caring For Carers
The UK is home to 7 million unpaid carers. These are people who provide care and support to an ailing or disabled family member, friend or neighbour on an ongoing basis. They represent an unpaid and often invisible workforce that saves the Government a staggering £119 billion every year – more than the Government’s entire annual NHS expenditure.
Carers are often exposed to higher than usual levels of physical and emotional stress which puts their own health at risk. Many carers help the person they care for with physical tasks, such as getting in and out of the bed, bath or chairs. In addition to this, the role of carer, especially when caring for a spouse or close family member, can create unique emotional stresses.
Over 70% the UK’s unpaid carers now suffer from back pain, and are a greater risk of developing chronic pain, which is highly disabling in a third of cases and life-long for the majority. The national back pain charity, BackCare is working to help the UK carers with this year’s BackCare Awareness Week (3rd – 8th of October 2016).
During Backcare Awareness Week in Wilmslow, I shall be offering 25% off the first consultation and treatment and 25% off the second follow up treatment for Carers.
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Know Your Numbers Week 12-18th September 2016
All week I have been offering free walk- in blood pressure checks for Blood Pressure Awareness Week.
The aim of the campaign is to encourage adults to know their own blood pressure numbers and take the necessary action to reach and maintain them at a healthy level. The only way to know for sure if your blood pressuure is high is to get it checked.
High Blood Pressure is one of the most preventable and treatable conditions but remains one of the leading causes of death. The message to local people is to take charge of their health and and get their blood pressure checked free of charge. After you have had your blood pressure checked, you can make changes to reduce your risk– it’s never too late.
It has been a worthwhile service to offer local people who can just walk-in and get a free check. Becoming familiar with your Blood Pressure means you can then take steps to lower it if it’s high.
I will continue to offer a monthly Walk-In Blood Pressure Check Clinic once this week’s campaign had ended.
I will be advertising opening times on this website and Twitter @OsteoWilmslow