Exercise is an essential and integral part of a healthy and optimal lifestyle. The benefits of exercise are extremely well documented with overwhelming evidence that lifelong exercise is associated with an increased health span, delaying the onset of forty chronic conditions and diseases.1
Bev Alderson is a Mindfulness, Yoga and Stress Management Consultant. Bev works with individuals, groups and workplaces who want to take a more positive and proactive approach to enhancing wellbeing, and in turn achieve greater results.
In this week’s article, we provide a roundup of some of the most recent health and nutrition related articles in the news, five items comprising:
- Majority of parents don’t know how much exercise children need
- Long working hours ‘linked to stroke risk’
- Too much cleanliness not bad for health, report on hygiene says
- Calls for supplement uptake drive as vit D deficiency highest in adults aged 50+
- Night owls: Simple sleep tweaks boost wellbeing
There are some supplements which may be helpful for a specific ailment or condition and others which could provide benefit to many – hello probiotics and omega-3! While often considered less frequently than these, CoQ10 stands firmly in the ‘universal benefit’ category.
In a small study evaluating Cytoplan’s Brain Health Programme, participants reported a significant reduction in symptoms of stress, anxiety, and overall psychological distress, as well as an improvement in cognitive health.
For this week’s blog, we have invited Miguel Toribio-Mateas to share with us his knowledge on the key natural ingredients known to have a tangible effect on skin. “Everyone loves looking good, whatever their age” says Miguel, who also tells us that “nutrition, good moisturisation, and good supplements can help keep skin glowing and looking its healthiest, regardless of age”. And at 46, Miguel does seem to have been walking the walk as well as talking the talk. But apart from looking like he has been applying some of this knowledge to himself, he will also be substantiating these claims with some good quality scientific evidence.