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1 walks past present and future

2 Alstons view of the first walk With the Premier and Treasurer

3 Walks past present and future Past 2009 Fremantle to Melbourne 2011 Melbourne to Fremantle Present Walk 7 days week 40 km / week building to 60km Future 2014 Fremantle to Fremantle Leave from St Johns Square Fremantle Saturday 1 st March 2014 Leave Forrest Place Perth Sunday 2 nd March 2014 Arrive St Johns Square Fremantle Sunday 1 st July 2015

4 Why ? Get Fit Manage Arthritis Challenge To raise money for Mens Health and Arthritis Research To raise awareness of Arthritis and mens issues.

5 The Real Reason Was I was sick Obese High blood Pressure Angina Graves disease Osteo Arthritis Low energy Poor diet Pernicious anemia Unable to produce B12 (Hashimoto Disease)

6 What could I do ? Buy bigger clothes ? Gym ? Change diet? Medicines ? Walk ?

7 How to do it ? Preparation Lose weight Get right equipment Diet Get support Get sponsors Get a blog Work out the details of the journey Get a blog

8 Weight Force on the knees is 4 kgs for every 1 kg overweight Therefore I was 37 kgs over my finishing weight ie 148 kgs extra force on my badly damaged knees. Even if you lose 1kg it is worthwhile and your knees will thank you.

9 Importance of Weight reduction

10 Fred Parkers Creation and a smaller me

11 Preparation physical Exercise Walking Aquarobics Buy right shoes and socks Arthritis socks Keen sandals Home Maintenance Work more at home

12 Preparation Mental Walk a couple of times across Australia Meditation Vipassna Love is letting go of fear

13 Water Maximum I can carry for weight is 36 litres of water Only use water for drinking Have to rely on the kindness of strangers to top up water in remote areas

14 Food Carob Pods from Apace Whey powder Musili + skim milk powder Reds & Greens dehydrated vegetable powder Fruit and nuts

15 Health benefits of raw food and exercise I can get off blood pressure tablets. Off cholesterol tablets Off angina tablets Maybe get off thyroid tablets.

16 Questions? Thanks to Fremantle Mens Shed


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