Find Your Balance with these 5 Lifestyle Keys

If you want to find a lifestyle balance that takes back control of your wellbeing, there are 5 key areas to consider. Each will have a profound effect on your daily life and are a great starting point for unlocking your potential to be the best you can be.

The 5 lifestyle keys are:

1.Food

Research has shown that what we eat affects both our physical and mental health and is associated with our sense of Wellbeing. Keeping a food diary for a week can help you see if you are eating well and help you identify any changes you may need to make to improve your health and wellbeing.

2. Exercise

Being active and taking regular exercise promotes overall health and wellbeing as well as reducing stress. You also become stronger, fitter and less prone to injury. If you’re not currently exercising regularly, try starting with 10 minutes of gentle activity such as walking, dancing to your favourite tune or just try to spend less time sitting and more time moving, you’ll soon feel the benefits!

3. Sleep

We all sleep, but how well do you sleep? Sleeping improves mental and emotional wellbeing. It also allows your body to rest and repair, recover from illness, boosts your immune system and gives you energy. Try to get into a regular sleep routine and make sure you’re sleeping in a restful environment.

4. Habits

We go through each day following our usual habits, often on auto pilot, not noticing what we do! Start to take notice, are these habits useful or are they preventing you achieving what you hope for? If you feel you need to change your habits, check out last weeks blog when we looked at how habits are formed and how we can learn new habits.

5. Thoughts

How is your inner dialogue? Does that voice in your head make you feel strong, capable and in control? Or is it full of self doubt, criticism and negative thoughts. Your inner dialogue can either support or sabotage the changes in the lifestyle you wish for. Notice the thoughts that affect your actions and start to recognise if they help or hinder you.

We will cover these in more detail over the coming weeks and provide some useful strategies to help you find a lifestyle balance that helps you take back control of your wellbeing, so don’t forget to check in next week!

New Falls Prevention Service

We are delighted to announce Adur & Worthing Councils have recently appointed AHS Wellbeing to manage the new Falls Prevention Programme for people in Adur & Worthing. The referral-based programme will consist of funded Strength and Balance group classes, plus 1-2-1 appointments for people unable to attend a group.

AHS Wellbeing Director, Simon Adby said ” Our community based Wellbalanced programme is affordable, accessible and has proven to have a positive impact on participants in Mid Sussex. We now look forward to working with Adur & Worthing Councils to bring these benefits to people in Adur & Worthing”.

Find out more!

Don’t miss this great training opportunity!

We are delighted to be able to offer a limited number of places on the Postural Stability Instructor Training Course being delivered by Later Life Training in Haywards Heath this Summer.

This fabulous training course is an intensive learning journey spanning approximately 4 months blended learning which means a mix of online tasks and 4 face to face training days (including assessed elements).

Providing you with professionals skills to deliver effective and fun exercise opportunities for older people with a fear or history of falls and to improve habitual physical activity and reduce falls risk in the general older adult population I. Once qualified, there maybe opportunities for you to work with us delivering community based balance classes.

If you are a level 3 fitness instructor interested in working with older people, please leave your details below and we’ll be in touch.

New Classes Announced in Mid Sussex!

Due to additional funding, we are absolutely delighted to announce 4 new Well Balanced classes starting in the Mid Sussex area.

The new classes will provide additional opportunities for Mid Sussex to Raise the Bar on Strength & Balance. The new Strength & Balance classes will be available in Crawley Down and Hassocks, as well as at existing venues in Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath.  

Please get in touch for further information.