Speaking live on BBC Three Counties Radio, sports therapist John Molyneux talked about his book, A Better You in Later Life, and gave some tips on how to remain active as you get older.
John has been a qualified sports therapist for over 20 years and felt motivated by his grandad to focus his business around improving the physical abilities of elderly people. John features in the members’ news section of International Therapist Winter 2020 where he explains how his grandad inspired his career.
At the beginning of the radio interview, John explains that he didn’t plan to become an author and that he only started writing when he was hospitalised after an allergic reaction to wasp venom. He said: “As a side effect of the reaction, my immune system became weakened and the skin on my hands fell off. Because of that I spent a lot of time in hospital with nothing to do and started writing my book.”
A self confessed ‘people watcher’, John noticed a lot of elderly people in hospital with bad posture. This set him on a mission to improve the health over 65s through the promotion of regular light exercise.
He said: “It’s a simple message, sit less and move more. You could start by putting the remote by the television so that every time you want to change the channel, you have to move. It gets the blood pumping around your body and the oxygen to your heart and your brain.”
Listen to the full BBC radio interview with John here.
Read our full members’ news article as featured in the Winter 2020 issue of International Therapist.