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  1. 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...
  2. Why can Nutrition seem confusing?

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    By Gemma Hurditch for CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine). High fat, low fat, lots of whole grains, no grains – the contradictions can be a recipe for extreme confusion.   Why are there so many conflicting dietary approaches for health and weight loss? Research One of the issues raised is who funds nutrition research. Do they have something to gain from a particular outcome? When funded by industry, some research may favour the desired company outcome, such as finding that something is not harmful to us after all! Even with independent research, other problems can crop up. For example, we were told that saturated fat was harmful to us, so is it ethical to feed a subject group high amounts of it in order to see whether it really is? Repeating the findings...
  3. How to manage your health when you are stressed

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    We all go through periods in life when stress takes its toll , whether dealing with divorce, bereavement, juggling with too many demands on your time. Last week Angelina Jolie spoke about how during a particularly stressful time in her life she neglected to put her health and wellbeing first and ended up suffering with Bells Palsy. Bells Palsy a condition that causes temporary weakness or paralysis of the muscles in one side of the face. If you, like Jolie, struggle with feeling stressed and low you are not alone – with 13.3 million working days lost per year due to stress, depression and anxiety in the UK, according to the Mental Health Foundation  We have spoken to  experts, Nutritionist Cassandra Barns and Dr Marilyn Glenville PHD, one of the UK’s leading Nutritionists,...
  4. Top Tips to Stay Mentally Sharp

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    It is a sad fact, but the older you get more likely you are to develop memory problems, and while it is more common once you are aged 65 years or over, the occurrence of ‘young-onset dementia’ or ‘working dementia’ does seem to be on the increase. Here at Fab after Fifty we want women to make the most of their lives once over 50 and here we bring you our guide to staying mentally sharp. The first thing to remember is you can manage the risk and a report this month noted that over a third of cases – 35 per cent to be exact – could be prevented just through some lifestyle changes. “Not all of the nine risk factors identified are easily...
  5. 10 simple tips to keep healthy at work

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    Holding meetings whilst walking around the office, lunchtime yoga classes and workplace running clubs are just some of the strategies Duncan Selbie, Chief Executive of Public Health England is supporting, according to The Observer. Selbie believes that small and medium-sized companies should apply these suggestions, to help boost employees wellbeing. We have asked our experts for other ways that we, ourselves, can support our health in the workplace… 10 tips to help you stay healthier at work 1. Does the shoe fit? You could spend less time sitting in traffic, or being cramped on a tube, by swapping public transport for your feet (or at least for part of the way), which can also help to up your step count. However, make sure your footwear fits properly to avoid discomfort....
  6. What should I be eating if I have high-cholesterol?

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    By Gemma Hurditch for CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine). Cholesterol is a vital for our hormones and our cell membranes, for tissue repair and vitamin synthesis. Both high cholesterol and low cholesterol are linked to disease. With ‘high’ cholesterol, it is the oxidised (damaged) low density lipoproteins (LDL) known as ‘bad’ cholesterol that is believed to be the biggest nuisance. Factors contributing to oxidised LDL include; a diet high in trans fats (bakery sweets, deep fried foods), excess omega-6 oils (most plant oils) inadequate omega-3 (fish and flaxseed oils), high sugar intake, smoking, and poorly managed diabetes. Most of the cholesterol in our body is made by the body. Dietary cholesterol will only moderately elevate cholesterol levels (and only in susceptible people). More of a problem is a diet high in saturated fat, trans fat and sugar, as coupled with inflammation these promote natural...
  7. How to boost your energy levels

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    Article by Dr Sally Norton As a doctor I can prescribe drugs to deal with many problems if I need to – though I prefer to avoid them if possible. One area that can’t be solved with tablets, however, is low energy. Yes, occasionally people really do have problems with their thyroid gland, leading to tiredness, which does need medication – but it’s much more commonly due to lifestyle issues. So what does cause that energy slump, common mid-afternoon or early evening? If you understand why it is happening, you can choose from my prescription list of cures!   Poor sleep Not rocket science – if we have slept badly the night before, we may manage to struggle through the following morning but get slower and slower come the afternoon.   Sugar dip If we have eaten...
  8. Is it possible to live to be 120? Biological v chronological age. Part 3

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      Article by Ceri Wheeldon The third article in our series on longevity, and changes we can make to live longer and healthier lives. According to scientists , a 120 year life span is feasible for people being born today.  But if we live longer, what can we do to ensure our later years are healthy and productive?  This is the second in a three part series where  I  asked Yuri Medzinovsky, Director General of Longevity & Beauty Residence GLMED, and some of his medical colleagues about the prospects for extending lifespan to 120 years (and staying active and healthy as well) There is a lot of information  which is why I have split the answers into three separate posts to make it a little easier to digest. Part one covered ...
  9. Is it possible to live to be 120? The role of telomeres and peptides in longevity . Part 2

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon According to scientists , a 120 year life span is feasible, not for our generation, but  for people being born today.  But if we live longer, what can we do to ensure our later years are healthy and productive?  This is the second in a three part series where  I  asked Yuri Medzinovsky, Director General of Longevity & Beauty Residence GLMED, and some of his medical colleagues about the prospects for extending lifespan to 120 years (and staying active and healthy as well) There is a lot of information  which is why I have split the answers into three separate posts to make it a little easier to digest. This post covers the role of telomeres and peptides in longevity Part 1 talks specifically about lifestyle...
  10. Is it possible to live to be 120? Tips for a longer healthier life Part 1

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon It might be a little too late for our generation to reach 120, but  according to scientists , a 120 year life span is feasible for people being born today.  But if we live longer, what can we do to ensure our later years are healthy and productive?  I  asked Yuri Medzinovsky, Director General of Longevity & Beauty Residence GLMED, and some of his medical colleagues about the prospects for extending lifespan to 120 years (and staying active and healthy as well) There is a lot of information so I have split the answers into three separate posts to make it a little easier to digest. This is the first of 3 posts detailing Yuri and his team’s answers.  You might want to grab a cuppa if you...
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