Are you a runner? I have never seen as many running groups as I do now, with the local park run and community organised running events everyone seems to be enjoying the sport and keeping fit. Runners are many and varied, from all walks of life, all shapes and sizes and all levels of fitness, all aiming for different goals by doing something that is free and good for your health. Research has shown that exercise releases chemicals in your brain that make you feel good, boosting your self-esteem, helping you concentrate and look and feel better which can vastly…

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. I recently attended a talk on Dementia. I thought I knew what it was. It turns out I had no idea of how it destroys the brain bit by bit causing nerve cell death and tissue loss. Sounds frightening doesn’t it? I listened to Eula, the speaker, talk of her experience of working with Alzheimers and Dementia. She is passionate about raising awareness of the illness so it will no longer be stigmatised and to highlight the amazing work that carers and caregivers do. I have never been through so many emotions in an hour of listening to someone…

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How many times have we heard exercise is good for the mind as well as the body.  That’s all well but what if you want to exercise but you’re not into running, going the gym or don’t quite feel bendy enough for yoga. Well, I’ve found a fab solution for all ages that is engaging, fun and helps build more than just muscle, ARCHERY! A new club is up and running in Cheshire, Kyujutsu Archery runs from 12pm on Sunday’s at Brookvale Recreation Centre starting with taster sessions/beginners and leading through to experienced club members.

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Revision stress is making my teen ill This week my son is expected to stay at school till 5pm to sit another round of mock exams, I think this will be the third! His school, which went into special measures over a year ago, is now apparently turning around and this years GCSE results will need to reflect this, but it seems to be to the detriment of the children. On Friday we received a letter saying the resits will begin 18 jan, there has been no lead up to this, no instruction to my son on where he needs…

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Did you see Cheshire MP Antoinette Sandbach addressing Parliament this week?  Speaking with tears rolling down her face she recounted the death of her 5 day old son and the lack of support available at this traumatic time. Antoinette and MP Will Quince have opened a debate in parliament requesting the need for Bereavement care services in all Maternity Units. Having both suffered the loss of a child they spoke of their experience. I had an opportunity to read a copy of the debate, Antoinette and Will spoke emotionality to the House of Commons, both having had very different experiences…

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