WHAT IS WELLNESS?
As we age, a great number of structural and functional transformations begin to occur, leading to a decline in optimal health and physical capacity. However, our level of physical activity and quality of nutrition can positively impact on the rate at which we age. While the ageing process can be seen in age-related changes such as skin composition (texture), vision, hair colour (greying), hearing and posture, it can be influenced by healthy lifestyle habits far beyond these obvious signs. Good health is heavily influenced by our level of fitness and the quality of our diet, and is reflected in above average muscle strength, breathing capacity, heart function and bone density. If we adopt healthy living habits we are more likely to experience wellness, ie good health and wellbeing.