Good health is an asset we should all be investing in throughout our lives, not something to take for granted, neglect or put off. Investing in yourself now means you will be able to have enjoyment at all stages of your life, including in your later years. There is no time like the present to make the first step.
Manage your lifestyle.
Make long-term change
We know it can be difficult to break a routine, but good health is an asset we should all be investing in throughout our lives, not something to take for granted, neglect or put off. Investing in yourself now means you will be able to have enjoyment in your later life. Life expectancy is increasing, but not necessarily at the best possible quality of life. When it comes to making lifestyle changes, the most important step is the first one, beginning to make small changes that can make a huge difference to your life. So there’s no time like the present to adopt new habits to improve your health and wellbeing. And if you're looking for some guidance, you've come to the right place.
Why make the change?
There is much we can do to minimise ill health and improve our quality of life, whatever age we are. But wanting to make that change and feeling motivated to do so is an important factor. So why should you take steps now to improve your lifestyle?
As we continue to live with the Covid-19 pandemic, it has never been more important to make healthy lifestyle changes that increase your chances of being able to fight the disease, should you contract it.
Over 90% of Covid deaths have been in people with at least one pre-existing health condition, with diabetes, cardiovascular disease, Chronic kidney disease and lung disease among the most common. While some of these are age-related, excess weight at all ages has also been linked with positive tests, hospitalisation, prolonged treatment and even death. This comes at a time when 28% of adults in England are living with obesity and 26% are overweight, as well as one in four people aged between 55 and 64 being physically inactive.
No time like the present
Taking the first step
It can take time to develop new habits or change existing ones, so be patient with yourself and remember that making healthy lifestyle changes is a long-term commitment to yourself. We mean it when we say that when it comes to lifestyle change, the first step is the most important. But you're not alone in this journey, we're here to help. Below are some pointers to help you get started.
We could talk all day about the benefits of making healthier lifestyle choices. But don't take our word for it. We'd like you to meet some of our amazing beneficiaries who have turned their lives around through simply making better choices for the benefit of their future self.