June 2018 Thread

Regular exercise is the most popular way that people unintentionally help their body to cleanse. Did you know there is an additional process to help and this isn’t drinking your weight in liquid kale. Its called autophagy - literally “self-eating” -its the body’s system of cleaning house.

Autophagy makes us more efficient machines to get rid of faulty parts, stop cancerous growths, and stop metabolic dysfunction like obesity and diabetes. Your cells create membranes that hunt out scraps of dead, diseased, or worn-out cells; gobble them up; strip ’em for parts; and use the resulting molecules for energy or to make new cell parts.

As well as exercise to help the autophagy process, intermittent fasting for 12-18 hours a once or twice a week also helps. Skipping meals, it turns out, is another stressful act that the body may not immediately love but ultimately benefits from although not sure THQ members could sign up to that to be honest. Still worth looking into if your keen on loosing a few more pounds and want to look younger.

And so with a renewed spring in our step, onward to the business end and newly minted “senior” Mike “old man” Blair shows advancing age is barrier to success with another first placing at the Thread, followed by John Thorpe and David Brassington. First lady home was Gill Hayley

It was great to see so many younglings at their first Thread - the beaming Astill’s lighting up the finish with their smiles and those completing 4 laps for the first time. We’ll also like to mention Joe Redfern, competing in and finishing all 4 laps at his first attempt since recovering from a stroke. Joe is part of the growing Soul Mates troupe who are exerting a fantastic influence over new runners to the Thread.

Our marshals, bless ‘em. Since they were lads sat in shorts on the Wembley terraces watching England win the World Cup, they’ve never missed a tournament and we’ve excused them as they are on the way to Russia for a month - so it’s just a hearty thanks to the signs for helping out!

A regular reminder for those who know they’ve done 10 Threads or more, you can email THQ to nominate your own charity and wait with breath abated each month in the hope your drawn out of the THQ hat. This month after the sad news that our colleague Ian Milne had passed away we are donating the proceeds of £111 to the Stroke Association thanks to Threaders dropping coins into our collection bottles.

See you next month

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