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How to future proof your brain and body

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Join two experts as we dive into how living a healthier life effects your body and how simple life hacks can protect your brain.

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Join chartered psychologist Kimberley Wilson and New Scientist editor Graham Lawton to pick up life's best hacks to protect your brain and your body in the hectic world we live in. An evening dedicated to how to future proof your well-being.

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Protect your brain and metal health

Whatever your age, having a healthy brain is the key to a happy and fulfilled life. Yet, for both young and old, diseases of the brain and mental health are the biggest killers in the 21st century. We all know how to take care of our physical health, but we often feel powerless as to what we can do to protect our mental well-being too.

In this talk, chartered psychologist Kimberley Wilson draws on the latest research to give practical, holistic advice on how you can protect your brain health by making simple lifestyle choices. Covering sleep, nutrition, exercise and meditation, Kimberley’s empowering guide will help you look after both your physical and mental well-being. Copies of Kimberley’s book How to Build a Health Brain: reduce stress, anxiety and depression and futureproof your brain will be on sale.

Kimberley Wilson is a nutrition-trained chartered psychologist. Her clinical work looks at the role nutrition and lifestyle play in mental health. Her private London clinic, Monumental Health, provides a comprehensive approach to mental health treatment, combining psychological therapy with nutrition and lifestyle support. Kimberley is also host of the Stranger Minds podcast where she provides insights into the mind and mental health along with the latest information and research on how to build healthy brains. She was also a finalist in The Great British Bake Off in 2013.

The science of living longer

Graham is living proof that you don’t have to be a health and fitness fanatic to be reasonably healthy and fit. The aim of this talk is to cut through the noise. Graham has rounded up the latest and most rigorous health research and converted it into useful, actionable advice on all the big health questions: nutrition, diet, weight loss, hydration, exercise, preventative medicine, sleep and ageing.

Graham, New Scientist Features Writer, is not your typical health guru. He doesn’t have a diet plan, a YouTube channel to promote or a 6-week program to get you fit and thin. But he does have a much better weapon: science.

A self-confessed overweight, lazy slob, Graham loves beer and fast food and the odd crafty fag outside a pub. He can’t remember the last time he drank fewer than 14 units of alcohol in a week. He has a gym membership but rarely uses it. And he takes medication to keep his blood pressure under control.

But here’s another thing. Last year Graham cycled over 1,200 miles and ran the equivalent of 15 marathons. He eats his five portions of fruit and veg a day, stays hydrated, and doesn’t eat meat. He fasts regularly, goes outdoor swimming, does Pilates and walks up eight flights of stairs to his desk instead of taking the lift. Despite all the bad habits, his good ones seem to be winning. Graham is 50, but his “biological age” was recently measured as 45.

On the way he’ll explain the basic science, debunk common myths, give you the tools you need to critically evaluate claims and counterclaims and help you to see beyond the headlines. This talk will empower you to eat healthily, lose weight, and sort the fads from science facts.

Copies of Graham's book, This book could save your life can be purchased with your ticket for collection at the event. Copies will also be available for purchase at the event. Graham will be available to sign books at the end of the event.

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The event will be held at Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R 4RL

Doors will open at 6.30pm with talks commencing at 7.00 pm. The event will finish at 9.00pm.

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