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CHAPTER 4


crucial feel-good factor. Keeping fit and active improves circulation, digestion and keeps our heart healthy. Exercise builds strong muscles and bones, it can increase your flexibility and co-ordination and helps control weight and improves your shape.


So, combined with a well-balanced diet, regular and moderate exercise is essential for your wellbeing. I may hate diets and counting calories, but I know we need to be aware that a calorie is a measure of energy in the food we eat, and drink. Ideally, you need enough food to provide sufficient calories (energy) to go about your normal daily tasks, plus some left over for body growth and repairs. Get it right and you’ve a healthy balance. How much energy (calories) you need depends on your individual lifestyle. If yours is sedentary, eat less!


...wellbeing is not just about the body, it’s about the mind and spirit too.


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