Quick tips to help lead a healthy life. Day 5 of Self Care Week.

Exercise: We have covered cardiovascular and stretching, now you need to think about resistance work. The benefits of resistance work include the ability to move weight around such as climbing stairs and a decreased risk of fractures. You don’t have to join a gym or buy expensive equipment  have a look here for some resistance exercises you can do in your home.

Eating: Portion control. With the amount restaurants serve and the size of crisp bags it’s difficult to control portion sizes. When you are serving up lunch or supper try and ensure the vegetables are over half the plate before adding the meat and starch portions.  This is a great article on some portion control methods.

Mental wellbeing:  Accept and like yourself. No-one is perfect, value who you are and the strengths you have.

For more details of NHS Self Care Week 2011 and information to help make healthy lifestyle choices please visit NHS Choices.

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Quick tips to help lead a healthy life. Day 3 of Self Care Week.

Exercise: To ensure you stick to exercise try and find an activity you enjoy doing and rope a friend in to do it with you. This could be walking, swimming, tennis, badminton, table tennis, dancing, bowls, self-defence to name but a few. Get in contact with your local leisure centre and see what they can offer you.

Eating: If you want to change your diet and eat more healthily do it in small steps, that way you are more likely to make long-term sustainable changes.  Add a salad to your meal, drink water instead of soft drinks, change pudding to fruit.

Mental wellbeing:  Get enough sleep. Set a regular bedtime, avoid caffeine several hours before that time and have a wind down period which could be having a bath or reading a book.

For more details of NHS Self Care Week 2011 and information to help make healthy lifestyle choices please visit NHS Choices.

I hope you have found this article informative. If you have any questions on this article, or any questions about exercise and the over-50s please post a comment. By subscribing to this blog you will be informed of any new articles. You will not receive any spam email.

For more information on Personal Training please go here Whole Life Fitness, Personal Training for the over 50s. This will open a new browser window.

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