In a week that has seen so much awful, unspeakable news it would be easy to feel utter despair at the situation in our world. I’m not going to add my own opinions or commentary on recent events in what is an already crowded space, but it has got me thinking about how we live our lives as individuals. For me, it’s about living my best life, showing kindness, compassion and understanding to others, and recognising when I fall short but also about staying strong and healthy in mind and body. Watching my Mum becoming increasingly more frail has really brought this home to me lately and I have become quite passionate about have a good ‘healthspan’ as opposed to lifespan.
Really interesting to read about your experience Gina. I think we are only just starting to recognise how important food is to our well being. Apparently Michael Mosley has a TV programme soon looking at this. My aunt (early 80s)has had 2 knee replacements but was still experiencing lots of pain, was recommend to switch to decaffeinated tea, and couldn't believe the difference in how they felt.
Such an interesting read Gina, and yes, I am another Tim Spector fan and the research into gut biome is fascinating. I am glad to read your knees have less pain, that is good news. Tree climbing? I shall look forward to hearing about that.
So interesting Gina. I’m a huge fan of Tim Spector and also do the intermittent fasting ( 6pm to 8am) and find it really helpful. It’s interesting that you feel it has improved your knee pain. It’s such a shame that health care professionals recommend giving up exercise, when I actually think the opposite is true. ‘Use it or lose it ‘ as they say!
So interested to hear about your experience. I come from club level competitive sport too which includes some high running mileage and haven’t been able to run for more than a few months at a time without knee pain forcing another 6 months off since entering the problematic 50s. I’ve embraced intermittent fasting this year (8 hour eating window) and feel great. Now to see if I can embrace running again...