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Fabafterfifty: Health

We all want to lead healthy fabulous lives, but we do recognise that as we reach  50 we have to deal with Health issues specific to our age group, starting with the ‘M’ word.

We will  be covering over 50 health topics such as osteoporosis, breast cancer, thyroid issues etc.

With the help of our ‘experts’, Dr Carol Cooper and Dr Marilyn Glenville, we will bring you information to help better understand the health issues faced post 50 and learn about the latest options to deal with them, using both medical and natural therapies.

  1. 5 simple mistakes that could be impacting your weight

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    We may not be going back to school any more but that doesn’t mean September isn’t a month of new starts, giving us a second chance to give our January resolutions one last try before the festive season and get back in shape after those sangria fuelled holidays. To make sure your attempts aren’t in vein we’ve rounded up five common mistakes you may be making that could hamper your weight loss goals. Your morning coffee Although many of us use coffee to haul us out of our sluggish morning slumber, it may be feeding our sweet tooth and tempting us into snacks we know we should avoid. New research from Cornell University has found that caffeine can temper taste buds temporarily and make food and drink taste less sweet,...
  2. Are we older but not wiser when it comes to fitness over 50?

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    A recent study conducted by Public Health England has revealed some shocking statistics regarding inactivity rates among British adults. It found that 41% of British adults aged 40-60 walk less than 10 minutes at a brisk pace each month. Results have also shown that a quarter of the population are officially ‘inactive’, meaning they are doing less than 30 minutes of activity per week. It doesn’t take an expert to know that these results mean many UK adults are putting themselves at a greater risk of negative long-term effects on their health. If this isn’t a wake-up call, we don’t know what is. Our experts have put together their top tips to get you off the couch, moving your body and leading a healthier lifestyle. Find your rhythm Exercise doesn’t...
  3. What is Lyme disease and how can you avoid it?

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    By Sally Wisbey for CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine). Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that was first noticed in the 1970s in America as being spread to humans by infected ticks. It is now thought also to be spread by mosquitos and horse flies.  Already rife in America and Germany, Lyme disease is becoming an epidemic in the UK, where it is carried by ticks commonly found on deer, sheep, foxes, horses, cats, dogs, small mammals and birds.  People who live or work near woodland or countryside are at greater risk but the disease has spread to city parks and gardens. Pets can also carry infected ticks into the home. What are the symptoms to look out for? Because Lyme disease affects many organs of the body, it mimics other conditions such...
  4. Sexy, Sculpted Arms in Time for Holiday Dress Season

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    Article By Sloane Davis We usually think of summer when bearing our bathing suits and tank tops, but the Holidays are approaching and we will be getting dressed in our holiday formal wear which will be baring our arms as well – not to mention Fall wedding season!  We all want to look our best regardless of what time of the year it is, and it’s true that there is no “season” for getting into shape. We must maintain our healthy and fit lifestyle all year long if we really want to see results. With that being said, we have a little over 3 months to get those arms looking sexy and sculpted and that is more than enough time! So if you follow these exercises you are sure to go...
  5. Best books to help you through the menopause

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon A round up of some of the best books to help you through the menopause. Some women sail through this period of life while others struggle – and not all doctors are well informed or sympathetic.  None of these books are intended to take the place of medical advice, but they do present the facts and demystify the menopause,  giving helpful tips, and providing information that you can build on in discussions with your medical professional if needed.  From exercise to diet, moods to weight gain – these books enable you to understand and navigate the menopause.   The Menopause Makeover by Staness Jokenos   One...
  6. Why do we need more protein in our diet over 50?

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    Protein is set to be the secret weapon that will help to boost metabolism and build muscle mass in the over 50s. As our bodies start to age, it becomes a lot easier for us to gain a few pounds and a lot harder to try and shift them afterwards.   Protein has long been associated with bodybuilders or athletes who are looking to build muscle of recover after training. However, inkospor®, award winning and internationally renowned sports supplement brand, are here set the record straight and make protein the nutritional must-have for active adults over 50: Double your dose for better health  If you’re over 50 and not taking enough protein, you will probably be all too familiar with muscle fatigue and loss...
  7. A Fitter Body for a Better Memory: 5 tips to increase your aerobic exercise

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    Sometimes it’s hard to find the time to exercise, but finding the time becomes even more important once we reach our 50s if we want to enjoy not just a longer life, but a quality life. Can’t remember the last time you went to the gym? Well your lack of exercise may well account for that, in more ways than you might think. New research from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering has found that those who are more aerobically fit are more likely to have better memories. 5 ways to increase your aerobic exercise So here are 5 ways to notch your aerobic exercise up a gear, for both a fitter frame and a fitter brain! Firstly, what counts as aerobic exercise? Aerobic exercises are ones typically performed...
  8. Herbs for Digestive Health

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    By Angela MacRitchie for CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine). The digestive system starts in the mouth and is a tube that runs for nearly 9.0 meters from top to bottom – literally! It is a tunnel that permits the outside world to run throughout the body. The digestive system is divided into the mouth, the oesophagus, the stomach, the small intestine and the large intestine (also called ‘large bowel’ or ‘colon’) with accessory organs such as the salivary glands, liver, pancreas, and gallbladder. The digestive tract serves to transport, break down foods and provide us with essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals. Finally the waste is carried away from all the cells. When this system is out of balance or dis-eased, it causes a myriad of symptoms and knock-on effects in other areas of the...
  9. Looking after your mental health – how to give your brain a workout

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     Article by Ian Gilbert Use It Or Lose It Your brain is like a muscle and we all know what happens to our bodies if we don’t work out and keep in shape! Recent research is suggesting that, while we might never be able to keep some of those nasty brain problems away as we get older, keeping ourselves in shape mentally won’t do any harm in giving ourselves a fighting chance to ensure our brains stay sharp as long as possible. For every bit of research that tells us to practise Sudokus, do crosswords, watch Countdown, another group of boffins will tell you not to bother and that such activities have no discernible impact. To get to the bottom of this confusion, a recent review by the Global Council...
  10. How to Sleep Well – A comprehensive guide

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    Article by Ann McCracken (This excerpt is published with permission) This information is a helpful guide if you have a problem with sleeping,  use it with the Top Tips. It may take a few weeks to really establish a new sleep pattern so persevere, and if there is no improvement after 4 weeks, seek professional advice, as sleep is an essential part of your wellbeing. How much sleep do you need? The amount of sleep that each adult needs does vary, and is not the same for everyone. Most do require  between seven & eight hours during which time the brain is able to carry out essential internal  “housekeeping”, sorting & processing the day’s events which also then makes memory storage more  efficient. However, there are some who find they can manage on...
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