- DURATION 4 x 60 mins
Have you decided to make the next years your best years?
Will you keep out of the care home?
These 4 sessions will explain why, working on the health of your Heart, Head, Body and Spirit and tuning all medical issues can transform your outlook.
Nick will show you how to assess your current status, where to begin to make improvements and how to proceed and succeed by Lifestyle Changes you can make now.
The 4 sessions are:
Step 1: Prevention strategies to slow and prevent ageing
Step 2: Dynamic Nutrition and essential supplements
Step 3: Maintaining Strength, Flexibility and Balance to avoid frailty and dependence
Step 4: Calm Mind - Active Spirit. Dementia and other issues.
Step 1 – Prevention Strategies
Clearly prevention is better than cure!
From 50 onwards, in the second stage of your life, it might be all downhill. How it actually goes depends on you and your choices - it is not predetermined by your genes.
Make the necessary lifestyle changes and you can reduce your risk of the key ‘killer conditions’ ie Dementia, cardiovascular disease, frailty and cancer that not only may cause your premature death will also reduce your quality of life, if you suffer from them.
Choosing a better way of life is what characterises the inhabit ants of Blue Zones - places where living above 100 with a good HealthSpan is commonplace.
How? What are the 5 ‘change levers’ you must pull?
- Maximise your metabolic functions
Plan dynamic nutrition and daily active living.
- Target Sleep & Stress Reduction
Ensure good sleep and use stress management strategies
- Maintain Strength, flexibility and balance
Choose specific weekly activities and progress
- Keep mentally and socially active
- Work on your health. Keep all measures ‘optimum, Use screening and vaccines, take necessary supplements, consider hormones and dietary additions.
Nick will explain your baseline checklist, first steps on an individual basis and the route map
Step 2 – Dynamic Nutrition
One of your most powerful anti-ageing tools is your diet
Learn how smart eating changes your health outlook.
Look at food in a totally new way!
Learn how to optimize your metabolism
Why do so many people get this wrong?
The problem of miseducation and the hazard of ultra-processed ‘foods’.
Understanding what you are taking in:
Common sense [and myths] about protein, carbohydrates, fats and sugars.
- The anti-cancer, anti-ageing elements you can put into your good diet
- Are you fatter or thinner than ideal – does it matter?
- Supplements. What works - and what is expensive but unhelpful.
Step 3 – Maintaining Strength, Flexibility and Balance
Function matters more than style!
One of the main reasons you may die early is ‘frailty’ – this is loss of strength in bones, muscles joints and fascia alongside a deterioration in neuromuscular function. Αs your balance worsens, you risk life-threatening falls.
At least 30% of those who fracture a hip die as a consequence of that accident. Many others lose their independent life. If you get frail you become dependent on others.
Tell me…? Can you carry two bags of heavy shopping 100 yards, pull a 20 kg suitcase through a station or airport? Can you lift your own carry-on case into an aircraft overhead locker?
Do you need someone else to do things you used to do? Is your independence at risk?
Is this frailty avoidable- undoubtedly: OK, what are the critical steps you need to take?
Nick will explain a simple daily and weekly routine that can change your status without breaking sweat and how you take this baseline to a safe functional level, long-term. The session will cover osteoporosis in men and women.
Step 4 – Calm mind, Active Spirit
We remain vulnerable mentally as we age. Stress challenges our physical wellbeing, depression needs identification and treatment. Dementia is the largest killer of older people in the UK today.
Identifying early dementia and taking active steps to slow progression can make all the difference.
Simple steps to work on your mental wellbeing and maintain your brain
Nick will identify the physical, mental, social and medical steps you can take to prolong active life and help you individualize your personal plan.
- Duration: 4 x 60 mins
- Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (no replay available)
Meet the Host, Nick
Nick has worked on midlife and ageing issues for over 20 years. His experience as a teaching hospital consultant and researcher has made him an enthusiast for innovation and evidence based medical and lifestyle choices . He has been involved in multiple published studies influencing the evolution and practice of hormone treatment for midlife problems, and more recently developed engaging coaching programs in wellbeing, anti-ageing and HealthSpan extension.
He believes that everyone can benefit from recent improvements in the science of ageing and that taking a positive approach, developing a calm and balanced emotional state, implementing achievable lifestyle measures, and keeping health indices in the ideal range can be transformational.
In addition to his medical training, Nick has attended the Diploma course at the Oxford School of Coaching and Mentoring and Coach training at the Clarity Academy.
Nick can be contacted directly at [email protected]
Find out about Nick's Bios Programme
Sign up for his Healthy Ageing Infosheet
Preparing for the Event
For the best experience, you will need to have Zoom downloaded onto your computer. Please ensure you're connected to broadband/wifi rather than using your mobile phone connection (3G/4G).
We also recommend that pets are either calmly sitting on your lap or in another room, and any refreshments you may require are within your reach!
The Live Stronger, Live Longer Series - How to prolong your HealthSpan in 4 steps has supplementary learning materials provided by the event host. Once you book an event, you will get access to these resources.
What if I can’t make the event?
If a recording’s available for the event, you can still register for it and we will send you an email with a link to a recording shortly after it ends.
Will my camera be on and will I be visible to the other people?
Your camera and microphone does not need to be on for you to enjoy the event. The choice about whether to do this is completely yours.
How do I watch the live event?
Rest Less events are hosted on Zoom, a computer application that allows you to attend online events just by clicking a link. For detailed instructions, please go to our "FAQ" page, which you can find a link to in the nav bar at the top of the page.
How do I sign-up for and access the recording? (Recorded events only)
Book the event as normal (as if you are attending live). After the event ends you will automatically receive a post-event email with a link to the recording, as long as the event was recorded. You do not need to do anything else and there is no separate booking process for recordings only. Please note it can take up to 24 hours for Zoom to process recordings.