Rest gives a solid base for both mental and physical health. Though people need differing amounts of rest and sleep it is important that you get enough for your needs.
Like all recipes getting the right balance of ingredients is important for wellbeing. You may be limited by the ingredients available, but you can make the best of what you have.
At Acticheck we want to give you some options so that starting where you are you can improve the ending. That’s why we produced the ‘Guide to healthy active ageing’. As well as offering it in bite sized pieces on our blog you can download it chapter by chapter.
This is a very personal post but I hope relevant.
Advice given out by some local councils can help us be good neighbours during these colder times.
One of our users got in touch with us to say they had recently taken their mother on holiday and that they had left her Assure band ‘somewhere safe’; so safe, in fact that it could not be found.
Councils are being urged to deliver a culture of care in the 'Helping people look after themselves' report. Acticheck can help.
The assure has a unique combination of qualities which together bring significant benefits to our wearers.
Why create the Assure?
A while back I was speaking with my mother and she asked why there wasn't a service that could phone you up every day and make sure you were OK. She was not in poor health but sometimes it would be days without anyone visiting her and she just wanted the reassurance that if anything should happen she would get help soon and if the worst was to happen that her pets would be taken care of without delay.
Cutting your own toenails improves your life
There is some great research by the Institute of Ageing at Newcastle University (www.ncl.ac.uk/ageing/) showing that our ability to live fully independently is reliant on us being able to undertake a variety of ‘activities of daily living’. What they have observed is that usually it is the ability to cut our own toenails that is the first activity for which help might be needed.
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If you’d prefer to download the guide at a pace that suits you click here to visit our "Guide to Healthy Active Ageing" page here.
If you have a critical issue bothering you, see link below for some information on experts who are available to help.
If you know something is wrong then please contact an expert immediately.
Your doctor can help with medical problems, or if you are in an emotional crisis you could contact the Samaritans. You can call them free from any phone on 116 123, email firstname.lastname@example.org or you may have a branch near you that you can visit (see www.samaritans.org/branches).
If the cause of your crisis is feeling overwhelmed by a financial or legal issue then they may suggest a local legal centre or the Citizens Advice Bureau as a good first step to solving your issues.
There is a Spanish phrase that says ‘Where there is a will, there are many ways’. Just because what you have tried so far has not worked does not mean there is nothing else to try and these people are expert at finding the right solution in a crisis, and they care.