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Why you need seven types of rest

27 October 2020 | Living Well

Another sensational article from Julia Richards, our dear friend who runs a herbal medicine practice  in Yorkshire. Thank you Julia…..Great article and a quiz to take as well! It’s a really good reminder that rest is more than sleep.

Why you need seven types of rest

With the ups and downs of lockdowns and local restrictions you might have found yourself getting back into the full swing of things after a period of living and working at a slower pace or retreating back into life at home with all the stresses  and strains that living on top of each other or alone can entail.   Whichever way, this may have been taking a toll on your physical, mental and emotional health.  Which leads me to ask, when you do get the opportunity, are you resting effectively? 

Did you know that Dr Saundra Dalton-Smith has identified seven different types of rest required to really feel restored?  She argues that we need to do something in all seven areas to rest well.  Viva70 is all about living a good life at any age and in order to do this you need energy, stamina and resilience.   Learning to rest well will help you obtain and maintain these qualities.

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