At Home with Chris Jessen 2018 - 13
IMAGE: DAN KENNEDY, STYLIST: MAUREEN VIVIAN, GROOMING: SAM WHITE
hen people ask me how they can
be healthier, I tell them it's all
about making small changes.
Many of us do too much too
quickly or too dramatically, such as giving up
booze altogether, stopping smoking and
promising to go to the gym every day. These
expectations are unrealistic and when you
start to fail as you've set yourself nigh-on
impossible goals, you'll give up. It's much better
to make very small changes, such as drinking
one less glass of wine a week or cutting out
biscuits, and sticking to it.
I'm also a huge fan of talking therapy. And not
just with an expert or your doctor, but with
friends and family. Too many people struggle on
alone, trying to cope with chronic illness, anxiety
or depression. Just the simple act of sharing your
concerns or health condition will help to relieve
the mental burden, and often has a beneﬁcial
eﬀect on your physical prognosis, too.
The connection between our minds and bodies
has been proven and it's important to focus on
people as a whole. Don't just treat physical
symptoms, look after your mind, body and
soul. Take time to switch oﬀ - your phone, your
tablet, your computer - and just do nothing.
Enjoy this issue, and I hope it helps you to
achieve better health.
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