Five markers of healthy ageing…

Healthy Ageing with Jo

Following our last article, which introduced the concept of healthy ageing, this week we’ll look at ‘starting from exactly where you are’.

We’ll draw a line in the sand as a starting point for your healthy aging lifestyle plan.

The following five markers of health ageing are common to all ages, yet they become more of a priority as we age. To help determine your starting point, score yourself out of five for each of the topics below (one being ‘not good’, to five being ‘I’ve got this’).

One: Stress – whether it’s physical, mental, financial, or even loneliness, the stress we’re experiencing could hinder our overall wellbeing.

Two: Moving – sedentary lifestyle habits like driving, sitting, watching TV or using a computer stops our body from doing what it’s meant to do; move! Simply put, if we don’t use it, we’ll lose it!

Three: Hydration – if we are de-hydrated our digestion, elimination, thinking and overall energy are impacted. And no, beer, tea and coffee do not count!

Four: Nutrition – not diet, keto, or veganism, just simply your nutrition. Our body needs quality, natural foods to thrive, not processed or packet food.

Five: Sleep – poor, interrupted sleep means that we’re not repairing mentally, physically or emotionally. Eight hours of uninterrupted sleep is the goal!

So, what did you score? If you’re reading this article, you probably know what you need to change. The big question is, do you really want to change? If you do, you already know exactly what you must do.

Send me an email at: [email protected] telling me the top things you are going to change to successfully get onto your path of healthy ageing.

As published in the Weekend Sun, March 5, 2021