I don’t remember that!

I’ve said this far more often in the last few years than in the previous forty! Regrettably, friends, it’s not just after a few (a lot) glasses of wine. The mind is not as sharp as it once was. I’ve admitted it – I’m growing old.

There’s so much in the literature explaining how to keep our bodies healthy and comparatively so little about keeping our minds healthy. But recent research studies have shown that regular exercise can improve memory function and possibly slow down development of dementia and other age related brain disorders. I’ve witnessed the despair caused by Alzheimer’s to  both patients and carers and it ain’t pretty. How frightening it must be for the patient to go shopping and forget the way home. For the carer, the burden of responsibility can be overwhelming and often with long term implication for their own health. I don’t want to be either.

I remind myself of this on the mornings I don’t want to get out of bed to do my Zumba and yoga.  I threaten my parents that I will make a terrible carer in an attempt to keep them moving. I think it’s working – My Mum has agreed to go shopping for a yoga mat.


About Sneha

I am a pharmacist and homeopath and have advised people for many years on issues to do with health, weight and well being. My role has involved navigating my way through the burdensome and sometimes conflicting volume of information and advice from health experts about with what constitutes a healthy diet, what foods to avoid if you want to lose weight and the importance of exercise in weight control and maintaining health. Despite all this information being available, obesity in the UK continues to rise. Knowledge is one thing, but putting it into practice is another! Having lost 3 stones since the birth of my second child, people have been asking me how I did it. That's what has inspired me to write this blog and share my experiences in the hope that it inspires others to find their own path to achieving their health and beauty goals!
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