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And East Northamptonshire will walk 500,000 steps

Residents across East Northamptonshire are being urged to put their best foot forward and join East Northamptonshire Council’s Active Communities and Freedom Leisure on Sunday 8 March from 9am to join in an attempt to walk 500,000 steps in aid of Sport Relief.

 

Starting at the entrance to the Greenway at Washbrook Rd in Rushden participants will join a guided walk along the Greenway, a designated walking and cycle route to connect the town to nearby greenspaces, to Rushden Lakes and back.Running dog on green grass

 

Sport Relief, inspires the nation to raise life changing amounts of money and take on some of the world’s most pressing problems through the power of sport. Those taking part can raise funds on a dedicated justgiving page or donate on the day.

 

The event runs alongside the one year anniversary to the Beat The Street game, which saw people across the district walk 73,000 miles over six weeks from 27 March tapping beat boxes and earning points to win prizes.

 

Leader of East Northamptonshire Council, Cllr Steven North, said:

“Sport Relief is a great annual event that encourages people to get up and active in aid of an importance cause.

 

“I would encourage everyone to come along and join us for this event. The Greenway provides a peaceful and scenic route from the town to Rushden Lakes, and you can see an array of nature along the way.”

 

Active Communities Manager at Freedom Leisure, Johnathan Rudland, added:

“We are passionate about encouraging people of all ages and abilities to get outside and get active, and this event provides a perfect opportunity to get explore the Greenway and raise money for Sport Relief. The walk will be led by our team who will be on hand to provide support and encouragement along the way.”

Morrisons will be providing water and fruit for participants of the event.

 

All participants are advised to secure their space by registering before the event via Eventbrite. For more information about the event, to sign up on Eventbrite and donate on the Justgiving page visit: www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk/steps

Scotts of Thrapston celebrates 100 years of achievement

A Northamptonshire timber product manufacturer has plenty to celebrate as 2020 marks its centenary.

Family business Scotts of Thrapston has a proud reputation of turning timber into a range of products. The company is well known for its summerhouses, stables, American barns, garages, car barns, pavilions, roof trusses, joinery, engineered flooring and education buildings.

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James Scott Founder

The company was founded in 1920 by James Scott, and had humble beginnings delivering tools and services to local farmers. The mantle then passed to Douglas Scott and the business is now run by the third and fourth generations, chairman David Scott and his son James, managing director.

David said: “Since my grandfather’s time, we have embraced modern technology to become the company we are today, creating attractive, innovative products and building a reputation that we are extremely proud of.

 

“We are a company engrained with a passion for the beauty of wood and have seen our product portfolio grow and develop over the decades.”

 

The business started out producing products such as wheelbarrows and ladders and offered a selection of agricultural buildings, including poultry houses.

Nowadays, that product range has grown and consolidated, seeing Scotts become the leading stable manufacturer in the UK, supplying products into the racing, show jumping, dressage and eventing worlds.

For nearly seven decades, the business has been at the forefront of summerhouse manufacture and produces a range of ethically sourced hardwood summerhouses, which was launched last year. The company is proud to be one of the longest exhibiting trade stands at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, first appearing in the mid-1960s.

 

Scotts also has a strong timber engineering business and enjoys a solid reputation with housebuilders, from volume to self-builders.

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James and David Scott

James Scott added: “We understand timber, we are used to working with it. The continuation of merging new technology with traditional craftsmanship to produce products that stand the test of time will help the business not only survive but thrive into the next 100 years.”

 

As part of the centenary activities, the company has also carried out a corporate identity refresh to consolidate its digital presence, including updating its logo and branding to reflect the fact that the company is engrained with a passion for wood.

 

How I became Virtually Pain Free after Thirty Years

How magnets changed my life!

I couldn’t remember a time in my life when I was totally pain free.  Shoulders, and hips everything would hurt at one point or another. I didn’t realise it was all related, and if I fixed the main cause it would all calm down.

Osteopaths, chiropractors, physios and acupuncturists had all tried to help me to no avail.  Their treatments all had a good effect initially, but it soon wore off.  As I’d not tracked down the actual cause.

Each therapist would say that I needed to strengthen my core, and work on all the muscles in my back to make it stronger. However, in order to do that I needed to exercise, and when I exercised it all began to hurt again and so I had to stop exercising – it was a vicious circle.skull

A few years ago, I demanded an MRI scan to see if that would shed any light on the situation.  This scan showed that the vertebrae between my shoulder blades (T5) was shaped like a Trivial Pursuits wedge – not what you need!  At least the MRI scan showed what was the root cause and I hoped that this information would help me.

Each time I exercised, the muscles would all get ready to protect this weird vertebrae and ensure it behaved itself, meaning that if I so much as twisted slightly the muscles would all start to spasm, either in my shoulders, back or hips…and off I’d go to the osteopath again so he could calm everything down.

However, for the last couple of years I’ve been doing a weekly yoga class, next I added a weekly Zumba Gold class (low impact Zumba) and more recently I’ve added a weekly Clubbercise class (now we’re getting out of puff!) and also a weekly Zumba class (the ‘proper’ one!) straight after the Gold class……how??seat cushion

How have I added all this exercise into my life and not been spending a fortune with the osteopath? Magnets that’s how!  I’ve discovered Magnetix Wellness Products and now sell them myself. I wear the flexi bracelets every day. The real difference has come though with using the magnetic pad (p63 in the catalogue) it has a colourful reversible cover and is meant to be a seating pad…  I’ve been using it in bed.seat cushion

After each of my evening exercise classes, I have my hot shower with some essential oils, and once in bed I lie on my magnetic pad and drift off to sleep keeping the pad below my shoulders all night.  Any aches and pains I would have suffered after exercise, and I’m now doing high impact stuff never materialise.  Of course, I ache, but ache like you should do when you’re exercising and getting fitter, not the huge pains I was getting that would affect my breathing, or the hips pains that would affect my sleeping, sitting and walking…. All gone!

It has truly changed my life, I am loving doing the dancing, and feeling myself getting fitter.  I also know that the more I do, the more my muscles will be protecting that pesky wedge-shaped vertebrae day by day.  After almost daily pains for over 30 years, this is such a huge relief.

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I don’t look like this yet, I’m more Pilsbury Dough Boy but I live in hope now I can exercise freely…

Magnetix Wellness Products have a huge range of healing jewellery, and other products – for you, and your family, its gentle enough to use on children and pets.

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Nene Local Editor – Helen Dawson