Our founder and CEO, Oliver Bridge was recently interviewed by the team over at Nutmeg, the digital wealth manager. We found there were quite a few parallels between Nutmeg and Cornerstone as businesses – and the chat got us thinking.
Spending time and energy managing our finances and planning for the future has a clear pay-off – making sure we’ve got enough money to take care of ourselves in our twilight years.
Thanks to companies like Nutmeg, it’s becoming easier to make financial plans, and the potential outcomes are quantifiable. But alarmingly few of us give the same thought and care to our long-term physical health and wellbeing – perhaps because it’s harder to measure, we simply don’t think about it with the same seriousness?
Here at Cornerstone, it’s our aim to help men look and feel their best, and here we’ve outlined a few habits you can get into, starting today, that will stand your health in good stead for years to come. We know it’s not easy to change your routine, but your future self will thank you!
Your skin is the largest organ in your body, so you should consider it your most valuable asset! As such, it’s crucial that you take care of it, and that includes avoiding dry skin.
Dry skin can lead to flakiness, spots, and even accelerates the appearance of wrinkles, so it’s not something you want to creep in! Luckily small, regular deposits of moisturiser will keep your skin in tip-top condition, and prevent any premature aging.
Our daily moisturiser is specially formulated to be lightweight and non-greasy, with natural mint and aloe vera ingredients that help to restore your skin’s natural moisture balance. Creating a moisturising habit now will keep you looking and feeling younger, for longer!
Electric Toothbrush Heads
Like your skin, your teeth are also very precious, because once they’re gone, they’re gone! In fact, the older generation have often cited not looking after their teeth as a major life regret, as they had to spend thousands on root canals and crowns – money which could have been better spent elsewhere. Basically, giving your teeth the TLC they need now will save you pain, time and money in the future – smiles all round!
The main, and most important way to do this is by brushing your teeth – twice a day is the best way of keeping plaque at bay. However, brushing your teeth is also about quality, as well as quantity. Electric toothbrushes can cover far more area per second than a manual one, which means they remove more stains and plaque each time you brush.
Our deep-clean toothbrush heads have been expertly designed by our dental partners on the Swiss-German border. They feature soft round-end bristles, which are gentle on your gums and enamel. The bristles are also made of nylon, which absorbs water during use, making them even softer – reducing the likelihood of harm to teeth or gums.
Even with an electric toothbrush, there’s still around 40% of your tooth surface area that you simply cannot reach – unless you floss! Regular flossing will keep those areas clear of debris and plaque, which will prevent gum disease, and ultimately the loss of your teeth.
Our daily floss tape is designed with a PTFE coating, which helps it to glide between your teeth, without causing the irritation you might get with a floss string. This soft, interdental clean will keep your gnashers in great shape for years to come – if you invest the time to use them now!
Think of your teeth like a portfolio of real estate – giving each tooth regular maintenance will prevent major reconstruction works in the future!
Some of us are unlucky enough to inherit a head of hair that depreciates over time (Thanks, DNA!). Luckily, there is a way of preventing genetic hair loss – the key is recognising those telltale signs early on, and taking charge of the situation.
If you spot that your hair is receding or thinning, using our hair loss treatments early on can diminish the loss, and even promote regrowth. We offer two treatments – Finasteride and Minoxidil, which are proven to work in 80% of men.
Finasteride prevents the conversion of testosterone into DHT, the testosterone by-product that causes genetic hair loss. Over time, this stops your hair follicles from shrinking. Minoxidil promotes hair growth and prevents further hair loss, by dilating the blood vessels that supply blood and nutrients to your hair follicles. When used together, these treatments are a tag-team duo that can make sure your follicle stocks are booming for years to come!
Despite our best efforts, lots of us fall short of the vitamins and minerals we need on a daily basis. For instance, 20% of people in the UK are clinically deficient in Vitamin D, 12% of us fall short of our Magnesium intake, and 10% of men have a low intake of potassium. These deficiencies can sometimes lead to unwanted long-term effects, such as depressed immunity, weak bones, and impaired muscle functions, to name a few.
Fortunately, taking supplements, such as our daily multi-vitamins, will ensure you’re receiving everything you need to stay healthy. Our vitamins are expertly blended to provide you with all the vitamins and minerals you need, including Vitamin D to support the immune system, Vitamin A for maintenance of normal vision, and Copper to keep connective tissue healthy. It also includes Vitamin C, which reduces feelings of tiredness and can help you feel more energised throughout the day.
So, what are you waiting for? Invest in your wellbeing now! Although there won’t be any graphs or data to help you precisely measure the results, that’s no reason not to invest – you’ll see and feel the difference for many years to come.
And if you haven’t got your investing game sorted yet either, why not give Nutmeg a try? For a limited time only, they’re offering Cornerstone customers 12 months’ no Nutmeg management fee. As with all investing, your capital is at risk. The value of your portfolio with Nutmeg can go down as well as up and you may get back less than you invest.