With all this glorious sunshine it seems appropriate to talk about Vitamin D: the sunshine vitamin. Vitamin D is quite hard to obtain naturally from our diets, but when sunlight touches our skin something magical happens and Vitamin D is synthesised. I won’t go into the biology here of how this inert vitamin is […]Read More Vitamin D
According to the Oxford English Dictionary ‘health’ is “the state of being free from illness or injury”. To be in ‘good health’ though, is so much more than being free from illness or injury; health encompasses our social, emotional, spiritual, physical and mental well being. Many factors influence these things. The British medical Journal (BMJ) […]Read More What is ‘health’
With the recent sad news about Barbara Windsor having Alzheimer’s disease I thought now maybe a good time to discuss memory loss. I am not going to go into detail because this is such a huge subject, and there are so many different types of dementia. For example: Alzheimer’s, Dementia with Lewy Bodies, Vascular Dementia, […]Read More Dementia and Alzheimer’s: how a healthy, active lifestyle can help
Study has been keeping me away from my blogging lately. I’ve completed and passed my ‘Adapting Exercise for Older Adults’. I’ve now also passed the practical exam for ‘Exercise Referral’, and just need to complete the coursework. This will enable me to devise and deliver exercise programmes to a wider range of patients/clients; for example […]Read More Study, study and more study!
I would not necessarily tell anyone to add protein shakes/supplements to their diet. Certainly, before I started learning about nutrition I thought of them as things only body builders or athletes took. I also thought they would just add calories to my diet and make me put on weight. My view has changed however. The […]Read More The case for protein and protein supplements
I have never been able to do push-ups, ever. This week, for the first time, I have actually managed to do some. Only six at a time, but I am so pleased! This has come after months and months of building my upper body strength. I’m over 50 now, so for me, this is quite […]Read More Things I’m proud of this week
Many things change as we age. Physiologically there are changes to our nervous system, our cardiovascular system, our respiratory system, to our bones, joints and muscles. Although we cannot stop the ageing process we can slow it down, and we can make our journey into old age more acceptable; we can try and maintain our […]Read More How to prevent age related muscle loss