As Walking for Health schemes up and down the country get ready to take part in Get Walking Week, from today until 10th May, a national survey by the Ramblers has shown that not enough people are getting out and walking.

The survey revealed that 34% of people said that they wouldn’t consider walking for more than 20 minutes to get from A to B, while a quarter are only walking, on average, for an hour or less per week.

Given how much fun our walkers have on Walking for Health walks, and that walking contributes to the 150 minutes a week of physical activity we should all be getting to keep healthy, Get Walking Week is a fantastic opportunity to encourage people to reconsider! Walking for Health schemes and Ramblers groups across the country are providing free short walks out in the countryside, through cities, and along the coast.

If you head to The Ramblers website you will soon find a walk near you.

‘FibroWHYalgia’, by Sue Ingebretson, BOOK REVIEW…


When Sue Ingebretson found her health spiraling out of control, she wanted to know why. Her tenacious research into the causes of chronic illness led her through a maze of traditional and nontraditional healing methods. Ingebretson eventually connected the dots and found wellness. FibroWHYalgia is a half diary/half tutorial guide that exposes the facts, fibs, and fairytales of failing health and offers practical solutions.

FibroWHYalgia contains an abundance of encouragements making it enjoyable and easy-to-read. Included are detailed descriptions for making nutritional, fitness, and stress-relieving lifestyle changes.

Sue also runs a website Rebuilding Wellness – helping health challenged women to rediscover lifestyle balance. Her Book FibroWHYalgia is in Amazon’s No 1 Seller in Chronic Illness.



The Lumbacurve initially provides a passive gravity assisted traction (PGAT) – which gently stretches the lower back, causing the vertebral joints to separate.

This in turn, relaxes the discs and frees up the spinal nerves, thus giving back pain relief, as practised by Western physiotherapists, Chiropractors, and Osteopaths.

In addition to this Lumbacurve design features provide the combined benefits of shiatsu stimulation, yogic stretch, and acupressure massage, all recognised techniques, employed in Traditional Oriental Medicine making it one of the most natuaral cures for back pain.

LumbaCurve International director David Pegg commented “Trials with users and customer feedback has been very encouraging in terms of the effectiveness of LumbaCurve in helping to reduce stiffness, increase mobility, and improve posture.

However these endorsement and testimonials are subjective rather than objective and scientific, hence the need for this research into the effectiveness of LumbaCurve as a natural cure for back pain, through scientific evaluation and validation.’

They are optimistic that a successful outcome of the clinical trial will lead to the potential publication of a scientific paper on the effectiveness of LumbaCurve back pain therapy.

This simple to use product can be used by either healthcare practitioners in the treatment room in conjunction with their own therapy, or by individual sufferers.