Thinking of your life in terms of healthspan versus lifespan is crucial and a game changer.
Your lifespan could be anything up to 100 years, but living a life that is healthy is more important than living a life that is simply long. Your health also determines the health of your emotional and mental wellbeing. These parts crave the nourishment and physical excercise to stay sharp, alert and healthy.
“The potential benefits of physical activity to health are huge. If a medication existed that had a similar effect, it would be regarded as a ‘wonder drug’ or ‘miracle cure’”. Sir Liam Donaldson, former Chief Medical Officer
The best way to promote brain health is to combine physical and mental exercises. Keep your brain fit and nourished in the same way you do your body.
Think of it as another muscle to be kept toned!
Here are a few key components of what exercise does to the brain:
- exercise improves brain circulation
- improves mood
- helps to encourage neurogenesys
- reduces risk of Alzheimer’s disease
Stay sharp, keep healthy and stay the path. The days you don’t feel like waking up early to get in a morning run, hit the gym or get in a cycle session are the most rewarding.