Healthy Ageing

September 8, 2023

This is a topic which we will be expanding upon over coming months as well as including the latest research from qualified scientists.

For the time being, if you can picture a 4 legged chair that you sit on daily that ideally balances on 4 bricks:

1. Sleep

2. Nutrition

3. Exercise

4. Emotional Health

When these four bricks are at the correct height and strength, you can sit on the chair with confidence. However, if any of the bricks start to crumble or become weak, the chair will wobble.

It’s really important for us to work on keeping each brick at its optimum; yet while we are all aware of not only the importance but the best ways to exercise and eat, I do feel that the other two can get neglected, especially in these days when it can be difficult to switch off.

It’s hard to take ourselves off the treadmill of burning the candle at both ends and over working ourselves without a break or coming home stressed.

Try putting your mobile into airplane mode or leaving it by the front door. That way you won’t be so tempted to check for incoming work emails or endless scrolling across social media sites.

Instead of lying in bed watching a movie on a streaming channel, I’ve taken to picking up a book instead. It’s a great way to wind down and I’ve rediscovered my love of reading.

 

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