HEALTH

Woman & Home - - Boost Your Self-esteem -

dr dawn harper GP is a pre­sen­ter of Chan­nel 4’s Em­bar­rass­ing Bod­ies and au­thor of Live Well to 101.

GeT Phys­i­Cal the ev­i­dence is over­whelm­ing – peo­ple who ex­er­cise reg­u­larly live longer. the NHs aim is 150 min­utes per week of mod­er­ate ex­er­cise or 75 min­utes of vig­or­ous ex­er­cise, though you can start with mod­est tar­gets: “i’ll walk to work on thurs­days”; “i won’t sit when i could stand”.

fo­Cus on sMall, healThy, aChiev­aBle ChanGes think of this as a pen­sion pol­icy – the more you pay in, the more you stand to gain. a lot of women bury their health needs at the bot­tom of the pile as they jug­gle run­ning a home, build­ing a ca­reer, maybe look­ing af­ter chil­dren and el­derly par­ents. start small and build up.

“Get phys­i­cally and men­tally ac­tive”

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