I have been interested in aging well and maintaining my good health ever since I discovered my first grey hair.
I study publications in the field of health and wellness, take courses in nutrition and have even worked in the holistic field of live blood cell analysis.
There is no shortage of information about health. Every day we are showered with advice, but most of it is insufficiently researched, contradictory and sometimes downright weird.
However, I believe that there are a few things we can all do to retain our health and vitality and they are surprisingly simple:- Get enough good quality sleep, exercise and do your best to eat well. Everything else is just fiddling at the margins.
Finding an exercise routine I could stick to was difficult for me. I have never enjoyed exercise, and as a working mother with four children I never had a lot of free time. I was introduced to Nordic Pole Walking by a friend and and for me it was the ideal solution. It gave me cardio and weight resistance in one motion, it didn’t involve a huge commitment of time or cost a lot of money – and I could do it anywhere. I found it so enjoyable I did the certification courses and I have been teaching Pole Walking and leading walking groups for the past 10 years.
Healthy eating was another challenge for me. All the studies pointed to diets that incorporate lots of fruits, vegetables and whole grains. I had no problem with the whole grains. I love bread, but I had no patience for chopping vegetables and I knew I wasn’t eating nearly enough of them and I certainly wasn’t getting the wide variety Health Canada recommends.
Again, a friend had an idea. She suggested I try Juice Plus+ and it just made sense to me. I recognized it was a really simple way of boosting my nutrition, it took the guesswork out of what supplement to take and, like pole walking, it was simple and affordable.
The most startling thing I have discovered in my studies is that no matter what kind of life you have already led, aging is reversible. If you perform a good habit for three years, the effect on your body is as if you’ve done it your entire life. Even better, within three months of changing a behavior, you can start to measure a difference in your life expectancy. So it is never too late to get on the road to better health.
Contact me and let’s get started.
B.A. York University, Toronto
M.L.S., University of Wales, Aberystwyth, U.K
Evidence-Based Nutrition, The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Certified Nordixx Polewalking Instructor
Certificate of Achievement in Nutritional Microscopy, Holistic Careers Inc., Calgary Alberta
Raw-Food Cooking, Stoveless Cuisine.