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BITESIZE | Why Rest Is Important and How To Get More | Claudia Hammond

by Dr. Rangan Chatterjee   /  March 5, 2021

Rest isn’t an indulgence – it’s good for our health, our wellbeing and our productivity.

Feel Better Live More Bitesize is my new weekly podcast for your mind, body and heart. Each week I’ll be featuring inspirational stories and practical tips from some of my former guests.’

Today’s clip is from episode 95 of the podcast with the award-winning broadcaster and author Claudia Hammond.

In this clip she explains how our attitudes to rest and relaxation have changed and why busyness is often seen as a ‘badge of honour’. Rest seems to be something we do when everything else is done, if there’s time. But our ‘to do lists’ will never be done and we shouldn’t feel guilty about taking some downtime.

Claudia reveals how to re-frame wasted time as rest time and how to find more opportunities for rest throughout the day.

Rest means different things for different people, but it can be anything that helps you to relax and switch off. Rest can be active, like running, walking or reading.

So, find out what works for you and schedule some time for rest to feel the many benefits for your body and mind.

Disclaimer: The content in the podcast and on this webpage is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.*

Watch the full conversation with Claudia Hammond here:

Audio version: #95 Why You Need More Rest with Claudia Hammond

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Dr. Rangan Chatterjee MbChB, BSc (Hons), MRCP, MRCGP