Modern Grandparenting

It could be said mature folk are “chronologically advantaged” because we have so much to offer, not least of which is experience! Many people age well and maintain strong bodies in later life having regularly looked after their health over the years. We’ve certainly no control over our destined life span, but we do haveContinue reading “Modern Grandparenting”

Maintaining strong bones

Hello Diana, I am in my late 50’s and am anxious to keep my body strong and healthy. What natural ways do you recommend to help me maintain good bones and prevent the thinning bone disease osteoporosis? Hello, Osteoporosis is a silent insidious bone disease linked to hormonal changes and the menopause in women. ItContinue reading “Maintaining strong bones”

Too much sitting

We sit to take the weight off our feet but sitting for too long can result in slack abdominal muscles and slumped posture encouraging cramp and indigestion.  Exercise helps to re-oxygenate your system and improve your circulation and digestion.  Reintroducing exercise for the less active and for those getting older or restricted in their movementsContinue reading “Too much sitting”

Chronic inflammation is one of the major causes of the changes that we have assumed to be due to the normal ageing process

Vast sums of money are being spent on the search for the elixir of life, a drug that would slow the ageing process. But there is no pill or drug that we can recommend. But, there is a fascinating new idea emerging from research and that is that by becoming more active we can reduceContinue reading “Chronic inflammation is one of the major causes of the changes that we have assumed to be due to the normal ageing process”

Dr Gray’s Walking Cure

Exercise! exercise! exercise! what do these words conjure up? The gym, sweat, leotards, slimming, living longer, getting fitter, obesity, cancer, diabetes, heart disease. Take more exercise is the general advice but how should this be done easily, enjoyably and cheaply? Daily walking as the answer hardly gets a look-in when the different options are considered, but it is the simplest, most freely available, and medically by far the best of all possible answers. Walking is the way mankind has kept fit for purpose ever since evolutionary times. The reasons why we don’t do it enough in developed countries now is because we have made it just too easy NOT to do it. This book sets a challenge, which you can easily achieve – to walk 1,000,000 EXTRA steps between 2009 and 2013 – revolutionising your daily life, your health, and your carbon footprint.