Physical Health

Good physical health determines how long you live and your quality of life, there are a number of lifestyle changes that can be made which will impact your overall wellbeing.

Key factors to your health


Stop smoking

Smoking has become ubiquitous with a number of health conditions; cancer, blood pressure and dementia. Look at ways to stop smoking.



Moderating your alcohol consumption is key to reduce your chances of heart disease, cancer and raised blood pressure. View ways in which you can reduce or stop drinking alcohol.


Sleeping well

Getting enough quality of sleep has been shown to reduce your chances of getting dementia and can help with your mental health. View ways to improve your sleep.


Maintaining a healthy blood pressure

A persons blood pressure reading is a key indicator for most illnesses and can be moderated through; frequent exercise, good food, stopping smoking and reducing alcohol intake. Impact of blood pressure and how you can change it.


Being active

Keeping active whether that is walking, participating in sports or doing exercise classes will impact your health. See how much being active helps.

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Gut Biome

It is a complex ecosystem of trillions of different microorganisms and their collective genomes. Your gut biome has been proven to impact your mental state and visa versa.

Longitudinal studies

These are studies done over a long period of tim usually over 10 years, and give a better indication on health and longevity benefits.


The study of how changes in environment and activities can change how genes work, that do not involve alterations in the DNA sequence.


Is when you suffering from a disease or medical condition


People who have lived to over 100 years old.

Blue zones

These are geographical areas where a high proportion of people live to 100 or above. The areas are; Sardinia in Italy, Ikaria in Greece, Loma Linda in California, Okinawa in Japan, Nicoya in Costa Rica.


We need inflammation to heal our bodies but chronic inflammation can lead to premature ageing and disease.


Are the blood vessels that takes oxygen-rich blood away from the heart to the tissues of the body.

Diastolic Blood pressure

This is the second figure on your blood pressure reading. It measures the pressure in the arteries when the heart rests between beats.

Systolic blood pressure

This is the number you see first when referencing your blood pressure reading. It measures the force that it takes for blood to circulate round your arteries each time your heart beats.

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