It falls into three simple things:
We need to look after our mind and stay mentally active and mentally fit to ensure that we have good longevity of health span when it comes to our cognitive performance. We want to be fit, well and thinking sharply and on our feet as we age. Ways that you can do that would be focusing on exercising the brain in the same way that we exercise the body. You could try learning a new skill, getting into your discomfort zone every now and again, doing crosswords, doing games that actually blend – this has been proven with scientific studies, that you should blend physical movement with mental agility. A great example of that would be a sport like badminton, where you’re having to think about where you’re placing the shuttlecock, as well as actively covering the court.
Longevity of health span
When we are mentally sharp it’s going to significantly extend our health span from a fitness perspective. Most people who keep their mind’s fit are also keeping their bodies very active – you’re also more likely to have a longer health span. We don’t want to have a long life, but for the last 20 years you’ve been assisted in walking, in feeding yourself, in taking yourself off to the toilet. You want to have longevity of health span for as long as you possibly can. My ambition is to still be fit both mentally and physically by the age 100. I still want to be walking, I still want to be doing everything for myself – that’s my goal.
The last benefit of staying mentally active is resilience – it helps us to respond better to stress, so your personal sustainability. How you endure stress and respond and bounce back from it is absolutely critical. When we’re mentally active and our resilience is better, we’re going to better deal with stressful situations. We’re also going to have more bandwidth to look after our physical health. That’s looking after our sleep, our energy levels, our body composition, our digestive health, our overall holistic fitness for the rigours of daily life.
As important as the body is, the mind is just as important to stay fit and healthy!
We have brought together everything you need to optimise your mind, body and wellbeing, in one package. The Total Health Optimisation Package includes the DNA test for diet and fitness combined with a non-invasive blood test panel for over 15 key markers including cholesterol, iron, vitamin D3, HbA1C (diabetes), liver performance, thyroid, testosterone and vitamin B12. The Oura ring for sleep monitoring, activity tracking and recovery is also included.
Once we’ve received the results of your DNA and blood test, we arrange a suitable time for the consultation which takes place online and lasts approximately 60 minutes. In the consultation, we analyse your results, explain what everything means and draw up a personalised action plan.
Our Total Health Optimisation Package includes an eBook that gives you loads of tips, information and a resource you can keep coming back to. The eBook is a concise summary of everything we’ve learned from the hundreds of clients we’ve helped to optimise their health. It also includes access to our Six Signals® Course: optimise your mind, body and wellbeing, an online product containing over 2.5 hours of quality content and a resource you can keep and come back to whenever you need a refresh or additional motivation.
If you’re reading this, you’re are probably in a reasonably senior position, running your own business or have a busy life running the home and juggling other responsibilities. Either way, you’re busy. The convergent pressures of work and family life have probably meant that the time you did have to spend on health and fitness has disappeared. Why not talk to us and see how we can help.
Leanne Spencer is an entrepreneur, coach, TEDx Speaker, author of Remove the Guesswork, and founder of Bodyshot Performance Limited. Bodyshot is a health and fitness consultancy that helps busy professionals get more energy by removing the guesswork around their health, fitness and nutrition. Visit www.bodyshotperformance.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest in our services and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.