"Being in my 20s I strongly believe that the lifestyle I lead now will greatly determine the state of my wellbeing in the future, which is why I wanted to become a Fitness Ambassador for CHeBA and help create awareness for younger generations to live an active lifestyle in the hope of a healthier future. It appears to me that for most people, Alzheimer's and dementia are diseases that are only a concern in later years. I feel as though people think Alzheimer's is a dreadful disease which just happens with age and there is nothing we can do about it.
I believe that through healthy living these diseases can be prevented, at least to some degree, and with further studies we may find behaviours to decrease the likelihood of this affliction. This is why I wanted to be involved with CHeBA; to create awareness and promote funding for ageing brain research."
What does "Heathy Brains. Positive Ageing" mean to me?
It means that maintaining an active lifestyle with physical and mental exercises will keep us engaged and healthy as we grow older. As long as we continue to engage our minds with challenges and new experiences, while maintaining physical health, we can live our lives to the fullest.
Candice Miles has a Master of Teaching at the University of Sydney. She works as an art teacher and lives an active lifestyle involved with team sports both on the weekend and during the week. We are thrilled to have Candice on board as a CHeBA Champion!
The CHeBA Champions are Fitness Ambassadors for the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing. These fitness professionals and enthusiasts in their 20s and 30s are championing healthy brain ageing through healthy lifestyles from a young age.