Entries by Susan Booth

Alzheimer’s disease, many womens’ greatest fear.

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 […]

Mingle your way to living a long healthy life

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.

Five signs you may have Osteoporosis

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 […]

Arthritis – how do you help sooth yours?

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 […]

Introducing the ALIVE Longevity Tree

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.

How does Mindful Movement help?

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.