Our clients at Vida Wellness often ask us about brain health. People want to maintain their cognitive faculties for as long as possible and are keen to understand how best they can achieve this.Continue reading
‘It’s a busy life we grandparents lead!’, one of our members told me recently. She was rushing from providing emotional support to a heartbroken teenage granddaughter to look after an active 3-year-old grandson while his mother was travelling for work. It was obvious how much she loved playing such a big part in her grandchildren’s lives and helping her children.
You want to stay active for longer. You know that exercising will help you to keep fit and remain healthy. However, it can be difficult to know what to do and how hard you should be working.
You may have some aches and pains, perhaps some health challenges (arthritis, high blood pressure) or have had a recent procedure (a new hip or knee). You know you need to do something, but you don’t want to do anything that will cause damage or injury.
When I caught up with Rosalind, she was rushing off to a lecture on how the universe began!
Fortunately, I had just enough time to get an insight into how this ex-teacher, writer, and grandmother stays active and keeps her arthritis at bay. Rosalind is a Scottish Country Dancing enthusiast who lives in London with two cats, without a TV, and near her four grandchildren.
There is one thing which we can all do, every day, to keep our brains sharp and our memories intact.
Neuroscientists know about it. The mice in their labs spend a lot of time doing this.
Have you guessed what these mice are doing?
There was a spin class where I couldn’t take the shouting.
Another time, the music was too loud (my hearing isn’t great but I am sensitive to loud noise).
Then a yoga class where the instructor didn’t want to believe my answers to his health questions. He basically accused me of lying to him. Then he proceeded to poke the participants with a wooden stick if he didn’t like their posture.
I put my keys somewhere safe. I know I did.
I was having a new desk delivered and the front door was open for a few minutes. I moved my keys away from the door to keep them safe.
Safe from me, it seemed, as I was still looking for them half an hour later…