LIFESTYLE MEDICINE: SCIENCE & ART OF HEALTHY LONGEVITY
23 June 2018 • Edinburgh
We all know exercise is good for us – it increases fitness levels, assists with weight loss, reduces blood pressure and decreases our chance of strokes, heart attacks and premature death. Being fit also makes us feel good.
How much sleep are you getting? It’s a question we don’t usually think about. And why should we? We’re constantly reminded that life is 24 hours now, after all. We have the night tube, 24-hour gyms and a FOMO-inspired nightlife just waiting for us to stay out of bed for. There’s no time for sleep. And chances are, you’re probably already sleep deprived as you read this.
Lifestyle factors of exercise, nutrition and sleep are vital for optimising health. In the illustration shown, ideally we should be in the green zone representing a balance between these lifestyle factors. Slipping into the peripheral red zone represents an imbalance…