UCAN encourages members of our community to adopt healthy lifestyle habits to improve overall well-being and ensure the longevity of life. Optimum health lies with making improvements to the following four lifestyle factors.
The phrase ‘You are what you eat’ has never been so true. The world of nutrition can be a complicated place and with so many differing opinions and ‘fad’ diets, it is easy to get lost in the chaos. UCAN promotes a whole foods plant based diet for optimum health and provides support for those wanting to transition from a traditional western diet.
Physical exercise doesn’t need to be a chore. Our network allows people of all ages and abilities to take part in sporting activities that all contribute towards a healthy lifestyle. UCAN promotes a mix of weekly cardiovascular and muscular strength training to maximise well being and keep the body on its toes
In recent years, much more emphasis has been put upon the important of ensuring a healthy mental state to achieve overall well being. Stimulating the mind in the same manner as the muscles is integral for reaching optimum health and UCAN works with a number of organisations that offer activities of this nature.
Sleep plays a vital role in overall well being and can help protect against the degradation of physical and mental states UCAN recommends for healthy adults to get at least 8 hours of quality, undisturbed sleep to support proper brain and body recovery.