Staying healthy -exercising and eating well
Staying healthy is important for all of us. However, it requires regular attention to reinforce our good behaviours and give us a nudge to focus on some of the enjoyable but often not so healthy ones.
Keeping on top of blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease risk factors and asthma reduces the long-term complications and prolongs good health. Setting some goals and then making small changes more often makes it easier to get where you want to be. We can help you choose your goals, monitor regularly to identify changes in the right or wrong direction early and provide feedback about how you are doing and advise on changes to our approach. All of this can optimize your health outcomes.
Some change will always be better than no change. Getting 30 minutes of exercise most days is the minimum recommended. To make more substantial changes to body composition and fitness, 60 minutes is nearer the mark. Especially for people who are not used to exercise or have difficulties find an hour in one go, several sessions are fine eg 6 x 10 minutes per day.
“Start low and go slow” – Building slowly on a small change is often more successful in the longer term. Why not try 1x 10 minutes for 2-3 weeks, then 2x 10 minutes for 2-3 weeks, then 3x 10 minutes for 2-3 weeks, and so on. It might take a little longer to get to the hour, but you stand a better chance of getting there in the end without damaging yourself or losing motivation and giving up.
The videos in the adjacent column have been chosen because they can be down at home without the need for expensive equipment.
Staying fit –
Eating well –
Nutrition 101 advice on healthy eating ( and remember half-price Easter eggs aren’t any healthier)