Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia, accounting for half of the cases. AD is a progressive brain/body disorder characterised by gradual memory loss, nerve cell loss, dysfunction of connections between nerve cells (synapses), and subsequent impairment in cognitive and behavioural functions. The Alzheimer’s Gene: APOE4 Women with APOE4 have a threefold […]
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Sleep is one of our Longevity hearts on our Longevity tree, but why is it so important? There’s many, but here are my top three to start with……
When we discuss the subject of Mingling and how it helps us to stay younger and healthier, the ladies in my classes are not keen on the 5th point on the heart which is ‘Love’, so as always there is a scientific explanation to this point (I love a bit of science!). Doctors at […]
Mingle = ‘to move among and engage with others at a social function’ I love the word mingle, it creates the idea of social interaction, chatting and having fun. All those things have been scientifically proven to help you to live longer, healthier and happier life.
Why do we need to strengthen the ‘core’ and why is it so important?
Quite a few of my pilates clients are sufferers of Osteoporosis, many finding out after a fall and a bone breakage. There are many risk factors for osteoporosis which include family history, medications and lifestyle. But, how do we know whether our bones are healthy or not? We can’t see them like we can see […]
One of the most common disease I hear about in my classes is Arthritis. Arthritis literally means inflammation of the joints. There are many possible causes of joint inflammation; the most common are osteo or rheumatoid arthritis. They can both be crippling and painful in one or more joints and although there are differences, their management […]
A year ago I asked my ladies the following question: “What concerns you the most about your future health?” I thought the outcome would be heart attack, Parkinson’s or diabetes, but the number one thing that came out at the top was the fear of dementia, the memory robbing Alzheimers being the top concern.
As you read this, wiggle your toes. Feel the way they push against your shoes, and the weight of your feet on the floor. Really think about what your feet feel like right now – their heaviness. Well done you just did some mindful movement, yes, it is as simple as that.
I have been teaching fitness for over 21 years now. Back in the early 90’s when I qualified, aerobics classes in Village Halls were the norm. No need to pay huge gym fees, just pop along to your local post office and take a look in their window for posters advertising their local classes. Usually […]