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Three Tips for keeping well as you grow older

Growing older doesn’t have to be a ‘bad’ thing.  Don’t let your age define you!

This Sunday 1st October marks ‘Older People Day’, an initiative championed by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) to promote information around health and wellbeing to the more mature amongst us.

Never one to be on the fringe of these things we thought we’d get in on the act too with some tips to help you look and feel your best – on Sunday and well into your future!!

The Older Face

Josna, our Clinic Manager and skincare expert says “If you only do one thing as far as lotions & potions go, wear sunscreen.  It will help to prevent lines and wrinkles in the future”.  She recommends using Aspect Dr products to exfoliate (Exfoliator) and to moisturise (Resveratrol) and to use Phasilab’s Instant Protect SPF50+ tinted cream which, as well as protecting against UVA/UVB rays, is light on your skin and conveniently doubles up as a foundation.

“Wear sunscreen”

 

The Older BodyThe Brookdale Clinic - cycling

Physiotherapist Lauren suggests that regular exercise and stretching will help to support your posture as you grow older.  It is believed that 1 in 3 people aged over 65 will fall every year and half of those who fall are likely to fall again in the next 12 months, with up to a quarter of those sustaining a serious injury.  “It’s really important to keep your body moving through into later life” says Lauren “and the CSP in conjunction with SAGA have produced a really useful short information booklet outlining the key things to be aware of”.

You can download it here.

“Keep moving”

 

Older Feet

Our podiatrist Lisa sees feet in all conditions but the one thing that she says will make the greatest difference is “to moisturise your feet daily.  As we age, the skin – particularly on the heels of the feet – can become drier, leading to cracks and infections if not looked after properly.”   Lisa always has plenty of CCS Heel Balm in stock for you to purchase – it really does work wonders after just a few applications as it contains 25% urea (a moisturiser found naturally in the body) which is a key ingredient to softening the skin.  It’s also suitable for diabetics.

“Moisturise daily”

 

If you feel that the ‘older you’ needs a little attention, why not take a look at the range of treatments we have on offer for both your Skin and Body.

Dear Patients and Clients

 

As of the 12th April 2021 we are now open in-line with the Government Reopening Roadmap.

 

When you attend the clinic, please observe the social distancing measures and wear a face mask over the nose and mouth. Please do not bring into the clinic NON-ESSENTIAL items. 

For your safety enhanced screening measures and temperature checks are in place for everyone and we ask you to follow any instructions from our team carefully.

 

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Thank you for your patience and we look forward to welcoming you back as soon a possible.

 

Best wishes from all of us at The Brookdale