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.
The Older Body
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.
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.