Just like cars, our brains need fuel to keep going. Choosing healthy and nutritious meals throughout the day, challenging yourself to new problems, exercising and sleeping well, all help to contribute to having a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
Each week, I make a list of the things that I want to achieve. These are tasks that are realistic and can be done with a little motivation. This week I’m aiming to do muscle strengthening exercises on 5 out of 7 days. This includes, light weights, lunges or squats which help to keep muscles and bones strong and healthy.
When we smile happy hormones are released from the brain to our body and these make us feel more relaxed, help to lower the heart rate and even blood pressure.
So this week I’m prescribing you all to have at least one day where you make yourself and one other person smile. Whether it’s through a joke or by a kind gesture let’s spread happiness throughout the world.
We can all do our part by slowing down spread if we practice social distancing. This means even if you’re out doing your exercises or getting the groceries please maintain a distance of 1.5m from each other. You could even turn it into a game like I do, think Temple Run and avoiding the ‘obstacles’. 🏃🏼♀️ Take care and stay healthy 😘
Don’t be alarmed if you see me and Annie wearing masks today in clinic. Given the nature of COVID-19, we desperately don’t want to spread any bugs to our patients who may be immunocompromised, elderly, frail or pregnant.
So if you’ve recently travelled abroad in the past 14 days or have been in close contact with a case of Coronavirus, or are concerned you have symptoms of the virus, please call the clinic in advance.
We are unable to test for the virus and we will happily give you advice and direct you to a local testing centre.
Let’s keep our General Practice protected together so we can continue looking after you.