This blog began as a journal of a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Travel Award visit to the USA to study how Lifestyle Redesign could be used in Occupational Therapy to improve the hospital/home interface for older people. It has continued to record developments and inspiration gained from that experience since returning from Los Angeles early in 2012.

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Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Never too late...

"It's Never too late to go healthy. Anybody, young or old, can successfully redesign the way they live to be healthier. While we don't have a say in our own genetic makeup, greater than 50 percent of our mental and physical health status is related to lifestyle. You can even start small: ride public transportation, reconnect with a long-lost friend, join a ballroom dance class, or follow guidelines on how to safely move around the community. The point is, try something new and be willing to learn."

Dr Florence Clark, University of Southern California

I love this quote from Dr Clark, key developer of the Lifestyle Redesign approach in Occupational Therapy. It emphasises the way in which a variety of things, such as socialising with friends contribute to overall health and well-being, not only the obvious things like diet and exercise. It also shows how being open to new ideas and ways of doing things can help to Age Proof your life.

This 'tip' was published in the Atlantic magazine last year. For the full article and all 5 Tips, follow this link:

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