Health - Mind & Body

In terms of our individual lives and health, ageing is now the most important scientific challenge of our time. There is increased focus on lifestyle factors, especially nutrition, on ageing. The new focus of research has been called “The New Science of Getting Older Without Getting Old” or by Dr Norman Swan in his recent book – “ So you want to Live Younger Longer?” In Term 1 we covered the nutrients in foods. In Term 2 we will review in practical terms the new information that is emerging – especially what to eat, when to eat it and why. New class members are welcome.

Weight loss as a lifestyle change. Working with our bodies to regain optimal health and reduce body fat. The evidence is in. Our modern way of eating is not just making us fat but it is making us sick too. Let’s get back to basics and learn to work with our bodies to lose fat permanently, feel great again and enjoy eating tasty food. Little tweaks do make a real difference.

Whether you are experiencing “senior moments” or would simply like to boost your memory and cognitive ability, this course will be of interest. We will watch a series of 12 interviews with world’s leading experts at the cutting edge of discoveries in brain health. They will present us with ideas and evidence on how to maintain our brains, or, in some   cases even reverse damage. Topics will include new discoveries about the brain, exercise, nutrition, sleep, stress, mental stimulation, hormones and social connections. After watching each video we will allow approximately half an hour for discussion.

Silent meditation as a life skill. Brief readings on Silent Meditation, Practice with sitting and walking meditation, sharing and discussion of Practice. Common benefits include increased calmness and contentment, improved concentration, focus on the present moment and changes in self-understanding. New learners and those with experience welcome.