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Volume 4 - No. 1 - 2005

Health and Fitness

"Hatless, I take off my cycle clips in awkward reverence." - Philip Larkin

And there let us wallow - by John Ewing

In previous articles for Nurturing Potential, John Ewing has described his audacity in pitting his "mid-fifties" body and known health concerns against the challenge of long-distance and very demanding cycling events.

For this article he has swapped his "state-of-the-art" racing bicycle for an old mountain bike, exchanging speed and distance for a different sort of challenge to his health and fitness.

With his usual mixture of tongue-in-cheek self-deprecation and his keen eye for descriptive detail, John makes us privy to his adventures and a few lessons he may have learned along the way.


Affirmations to help you stop snacking

Therapist, and occasional Nurturing Potential contributor, Jane Thurnell-Read has introduced a monthly newsletter as an adjunct to her Health and Goodness website.

Issue No. 2 (December 2004) is now online and you may subscribe free of charge from Jane's website.  This article has been extracted from Issue No. 1 which may be accessed here.