"My Mum was diagnosed with early onset aggressive Alzheimer's and since then, my family and I have been coming to terms with the prognosis of my Mum's future. Over the years, she has not responded to her medication and is deteriorating quite rapidly and it has become increasingly frustrating not being able to do anything and there being no cure for Alzheimer's. I have been looking for a way to get involved to raise awareness and the much needed funds for research and development for one day finding a cure and when I saw the segment with PJ Lane on The Project, I immediately felt a connection to the Centre and wanted to be a part. I am passionate about health and believe that how we treat our bodies today will have a huge impact on our future health."
What does "Healthy Brains. Positive Ageing" mean to me?
A healthy brain functions optimally, can make informed decisions, can follow sequences and is physically and mentally alert. A healthy brain requires a combination of healthy eating, physical activity and exercise and keeping yourself and brain challenged and occupied. Positive ageing is the ability to continuously work, engage in physical activity, engage with friends and family, live an active life and social life and maintain a strong and healthy physique relevant to your age. The ageing process doesn't need to be feared but rather embraced with the ability to take on new activities and challenges as you become confident with who you are. A healthy brain contributes to positive ageing and the two are inextricably linked so it is essential to strive towards a healthy brain for health and longevity.
Keri lives in Bondi and the beach is literally a home away from home for her. She started her own PR company and specialises in health, fitness, wellness and beauty - an industry she is very passionate about. Keri lives an active life, trains 5 days a week with a group and does yoga and plays tennis. She has a strong love for the outdoors and keeping active and spreading the message of the importance of health now for our future. We are thrilled to welcome Keri to the team 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.