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    Reasunach Reasunach is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by irishpancake View Post
    This is where I walk, me and herself, when I am feeling up to it.......

    I feel blessed, if an Atheist can be blessed....I think I am anyway.


    Walk of the week: Mullaghmeen Forest, Co Westmeath - Independent.ie





    imagine, the highest point in Westmeath...rotflmao

    it does not bear thinking about, or yiz will collapse in a heap laffin at the very thought

    I always feel better afterwards, for days....and days

    I recommend walking to everyone [obviously no offence to those who cannot for various reasons], it is what we are meant to do

    I walked there yesterday, and my ass is scalded...honestly!!! [Chemo and avastin are a hoor on the ass]

    Don't tell anyone about this place.....shhhhhhhhh.
    It looks fabulous. I started walking (and easy hiking) about a year ago and regularly get out and about now. I always feel so much better after a walk in the countryside and the sense of achievement and well being when you complete a hike cannot be matched by any prescription
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    I find that the walking , climbing and lifting I do at work, leaves me with little desire yo do so at night.
    But I must start to make more of an effort so that my wife can benefit from it.
    I have just recently moved to a lovely little place in south derry countryside so it will be good to feel smell and breathe Gods own county.
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    Quote Originally Posted by derryman View Post
    I find that the walking , climbing and lifting I do at work, leaves me with little desire yo do so at night.
    But I must start to make more of an effort so that my wife can benefit from it.
    I have just recently moved to a lovely little place in south derry countryside so it will be good to feel smell and breathe Gods own county.
    By getting you out of the house and out of her hair?
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    Quote Originally Posted by milipod View Post
    Did you ever try swimming BB.
    I used to be OK at swimming as a kid, but I'm not so good now. I can't seem to get the strokes right - my co-ordination is lousy - and I can just about manage a doggy-paddle.

    I also used to be very light and slim and short as a child so I could float with ease - now I sink like a stone!

    I am also very prone to ear infections and the ear specialist is always on at me to keep my ears absolutely dry, so I'd have to find something that would cover my ears completely and not let any water in at all.

    I did want to go to aqua aerobics at my local pool, because I hate getting all hot and sweaty and I thought the coolness of the water and the support it gives would be good, but it's for women only. I did complain but the council, despite being usually very PC, just replied saying that women didn't want men there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by patslatt View Post
    See Prescribe regular walk for unfit patients, says GP - Telegraph

    In the above report, a UK doctor who encouraged his patients to take up walking instead of taking prescription drugs for many ailments found that many experienced improved health eg reduced obesity and reduced dependance on antidepressants.

    However, the medical profession is reluctant to follow this doctor's lead. That's because it is far easier to cater to patients' preferences for prescriptions instead of attempting to motivate them on the importance of regular walking.

    Given the colossal costs of medical care, governments and medical insurers who fund most of the medical bills should pressure doctors to medicalise walking for ailments that could be cured or lessened by walking.
    Put pressure on doctors to lecture overweight people rather than putting pressure on the overweight people themselves?
    The Irish taxpayer is wiping enough arses as it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HouseMD View Post
    Put pressure on doctors to lecture overweight people rather than putting pressure on the overweight people themselves?
    The Irish taxpayer is wiping enough arses as it is.
    I recently bumped into a fellow commuter who I hadn't seen in about a year due to a change in my working hours. He had been to see a specialist about a problem with his knee. The good doctor "bawled him out" about his weight and said that the leg would have to be amputated if he didn't cop on and lost some weight. He joined a local slimming club and started to take light exercise (walking). He is now half the size he was, fighting fit and in great health. He credits the doctor with the turnaround.
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    this walk is located between Tralee and Caslteisland, i can highly recommend it.

    Glanageenty Loop, Tralee, Co. Kerry Walks Ireland
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    Quote Originally Posted by blokesbloke View Post
    I used to be OK at swimming as a kid, but I'm not so good now. I can't seem to get the strokes right - my co-ordination is lousy - and I can just about manage a doggy-paddle.

    I also used to be very light and slim and short as a child so I could float with ease - now I sink like a stone!

    I am also very prone to ear infections and the ear specialist is always on at me to keep my ears absolutely dry, so I'd have to find something that would cover my ears completely and not let any water in at all.

    I did want to go to aqua aerobics at my local pool, because I hate getting all hot and sweaty and I thought the coolness of the water and the support it gives would be good, but it's for women only. I did complain but the council, despite being usually very PC, just replied saying that women didn't want men there.
    Then insist that they put on a class for men, or you will take legal action.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ger12 View Post

    I'll do this one over the weekend. Looks lovely.

    Started walking this year - should have taken it up years ago. It really is good for the head.

    Avastin is worth a scalded ass.
    You said it ger.....my Oncologist gave me fantastic news about 3 weeks ago, some of my tumours have actually disappeared, gone, kaput, others have not grown or spread further......and my CEA readings are nearly normal now......

    My prognosis is now managing the cancer for pretty normal life, which is so fantastic.

    Of course, other lifestyle things remain, like high BP and Cholesterol......

    which is where the "gentle" exercise comes in.

    There are a few trails in Mullaghmeen, marked out, yellow, red, white, parking and a little picnic area at the Start.

    Red/White are good, and ascend to the top, where at least 4 or 5 counties can be seen, Sheelin for sure is beautiful.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/afckp/...7622253828616/

    There are famine fields, flax pits, all reminders of our past, and of course, the Beech, the biggest planted Beech forest in Europe.

    I hope you enjoy it, I am addicted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HouseMD View Post

    Put pressure on doctors to lecture overweight people rather than putting pressure on the overweight people themselves?
    The Irish taxpayer is wiping enough arses as it is.
    Ah now Doc, I think the word used was "encourage".....not lecture.

    [**Edit, I see the "pressure" reference, but I think it was not meant in a negative lecturing way??]

    As a GP, or Doc, don't you agree it would be such a good idea, in a spirit of positivity, which I think the OP was all about??
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