Be brilliant at understanding your body needs and feeding it with the right nutrition, exercise and stimulation. When I talk about the ‘golden egg’ of great physical health; its because I believe that your health is priceless, your greatest asset. Supporting you in thinking, feeling and being at your best, each and every day.

 

Physical Health

‘Health is the crown on the wellmans head that only the sick man can see.’
-Anonymous

Building Blocks

The building blocks of great physical health include nutrition and hydration, exercise, restorative sleep, rest and recharge, ergonomics and what I term ‘Health IQ.’

Let food be thy medicine and medicine thy food.’
– Hippocrates.

Eating like a champion.

A diet of health-inducing vitality is not only conducive to optimal physical health; it also provides the biochemical blueprint for a brilliant life.

And of course the power of hydration; why drinking enough water can be a real game changer for your energy and focus.

Exercise ( which I call the greatest pill of all) reduces the risk of so many health conditions; providing a much needed boost in energy and vitality. In fact it can be so good for your physical health that it is considered to have anti-ageing properties.

Appreciating the important restorative role that getting enough quality sleep plays in your health and wellbeing. Not forgetting the importance of rest,relaxation and recharge.

Ergonomics is understanding and appreciating the potential impact of the work environment on your health. Why ergonomically-friendly workplace design is so critical to your long term health and wellbeing.

Underpinning all of these elements of your physical health pillar is what I term your ‘Health IQ’- having enough knowledge, awareness and the right attitudes to support informed choices and decisions in terms of your health and wellbeing. This means knowing your body and family medical history, appreciating any change in normal and getting things checked out if you have concerns. Remember the benefits of a good check up. A stitch in time saves nine! Prevention and early detection can be so much better than cure.

 

Evaluate Your Own Physical Health

Try this simple self-assessment quiz to evaluate your physical health:

  • Do you eat enough fruit and vegetables?
  • Do you avoid ‘fried/fast’ and processed foods’?
  • Are you taking action to lower your sugar intake?
  • Do you drink enough water?
  • Do you get enough quality sleep?
  • Do you take regular exercise?
  • Do you appreciate the importance of ergonomics to your health and wellbeing?
  • Does your doctor know your family medical history?

If you answered ‘No’ to any of these questions, it may provide an opportunity to enhance your physical health and wellbeing.

 

Benefits of Great Physical Health

  • More energy, focus and feeling of vitality.
  • Stronger immune system, better able to fight illness and infection.
  • Leader in your own health – showing great example and influencing those around you in your family, work colleagues as community.
  • Contagious effect – many lifestyle habits are now known to spread by social contagion through our social networks.
  • Supports and enhances the neurobiology of optimal performance at work, rest, and play.
  • Better able to enjoy what you do, and take on new challenges at work and in your hobbies;
  • Better able to lend a helping hand to others
  • Better able to enjoy sex.
  • Think more clearly.
  • Feel more positive.
  • Better able to keep up with your grandchildren!
  • Reduce risk of developing many chronic medical conditions from cancer and coronary heart disease to diabetes and dementia.
  • Less dis-ease and illness, so less down time recuperating.
  • Your physical health pillar supports and is supported by your psychological, emotional and spiritual health and wellbeing. There is a natural state of balance and harmony between body, mind, and spirit.
  • Add more years to your life AND more life to your years.