In the chaos of 21st century life, looking after your health can easily fall to the bottom of long, long list of priorities. Between the pressures of work, home-life, personal goals and the expectations of our nearest and dearest, trying to change your habits and improve your lifestyle may seem like a mountain that simply isn’t worth scaling.
We don’t even always know what this mountain looks like: with the wealth of information at our fingertips (magazines, the internet) it’s often difficult to work out what positive changes look like. Wherever you turn there seems to be a new diet plan or supplement promising to make you ‘happier and healthier’ and the internet is full of “uncontrolled” information. At the opposite end of the spectrum, you have the dense, jargon-filled (and often difficult to find!) academic papers that throw you in at the deep end with statistics, methods and results, leaving you with an aching brain and no greater understanding of whatever it was you wanted to read about in the first place.
This is where I come in.
I know both of these perspectives on health can have their downsides. I have looked at the academic papers and questioned the “truth” presented by main stream media. I also have experience with my own recurring health issue – migraines – which has ensured I keep in touch with the chronic aspects of being in a tip-top state!
Health, or lack of it, is not simply a physical symptom of a specific lifestyle: it involves both physical and mental aspects. I have explored the information surrounding both physical and mental health and I have been helping clients for over 15 years to live and accept the life they are able and want to live. See my CV here