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  1. 10 Quirky Tips to Help You Lose Weight Over 50

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    Struggling to lose those extra few pounds? You could be missing out on these weird but wonderful weight loss tricks. Our experts share their top tips for shifting those stubborn pounds. Smell yourself slimmer To help stop you from raiding the biscuit tin, try the new lipstick-sized anti-snacking device, Slissie, (from £24.99, Slissie.co.uk). Slissie delivers appetite-suppressing flavourings that instantly help you resist snack temptation. Once the flavours that contain aromas are detected by your taste buds and olfactory receptors, messages are sent to the appetite control centres of the brain leaving users feeling their appetite has been satisfied. At the press of a button you can taste flavours such as, chocolate, vanilla and mint, making your brain think you’ve had that sweet treat without any nasty sugars...
  2. 50plus diet: What are the Benefits of Olive Oil?

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    Article by Dr Sally Norton A lot has been said about the health benefits of following a Mediterranean diet – and of course olive oil plays a large part. But what are the benefits of olive oil? Are there any downsides to  incorporating it into our diet and our cooking? Dr Sally Norton, UK health expert & NHS weight loss consultant, explores the world of olive oil, taking a look at the research behind its benefits and whether it really is as healthy for us as we think. Over the past few years, olive oil has become a staple item in most kitchens, with many of us favouring it for its perceived health properties that make it preferable to other long-standing favourites. But what benefits does it really...
  3. Meritene: making it quick and easy for the 50+ gen to get the protein, vitamins and minerals they need!

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Since turning 50 I have become more aware of how the lifestyle I lead today, will impact the quality of life I live later down the line – assuming I am lucky enough to live to a ripe old age! Not only have my energy levels dipped in recent years – (although some who have likened me to a Duracell Bunny might see that as a good thing) – I have also found my ability to concentrate for long periods of time has been affected and I tend to need more frequent breaks from my desk. Even so, my life is busier than ever! Funnily enough – this is quite common for someone of my age. Research by Nestlé Health Sciences reveals that...
  4. Chair Yoga: 9 Simple Exercises to Improve your Health and Wellbeing

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    Article by Jennifer Ellis Nightmare boss – Conflict at Work? We’ve all experienced the horrible sinking feeling you get from a badly-handled disagreement at work, or suppressed rage at a demanding or unreasonable boss. When workplace pressure gets too much, and you feel trapped in a negative thought-cycle, it’s crucial to take back some control over your feelings. Even with a limited amount of time you can create space to bring yourself back into balance, manage your stress levels and gain some much-needed perspective after a hard day or a tough week. Use these tips to give yourself a mental and physical stretch and reset. Stretch your mind in 5, 10 and 15+ minutes:   If you only have 5 minutes: Take 5 long, slow, deep, diaphragmatic breaths, lengthening and deepening the exhale. Imagine you are exhaling stress and...
  5. 7 ways to have a healthier relationship with food

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    Is your Instagram feed swamped with images of delicious foods, ranging from brownies to smoothie bowls, signalling mixed messages to your tastebuds on what you fancy? Let alone what your conscience is telling you to eat, after being bombarded with the latest celebrity bikini pictures. Here are top tips to help you have healthier relationship with food, as opposed to constantly counting calories and obsessively thinking about what you’re putting into your body.   Don’t label your foods For a healthy relationship with food, start by not associating them with being ‘good’ or ‘bad.’ “People talk about themselves in terms of being ‘good’ or ‘bad’ according to how habitually they eat or drink things, or whether they snack.  ‘I’ve been bad today’, might mean someone has had a chocolate bar or muffin with their...
  6. Is Sitting the New Smoking?

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon According to Dr Sara Gottfried , author of the book Younger, in which she details her 7 week programme to help us change the way in which we age,  sitting increases our risk of heart disease and diabetes.  Sitting for too long weakens our abdominal muscles,  raises the incidence of weak bones, leads to overall muscle decline , hormone problems and bad circulation . Phew!  After reading that list it definitely motivated me to move more! I wrote an initial review of Younger last week, but as I continue through the 7 week programme I appreciate just how much the way in which we age is within our own control. There are simple things we can do today which can really impact our...
  7. Why is Vitamin D so important?

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    Article by Dr Sally Norton News out today stresses the importance of Vitamin D in preventing as many as 3.2 million colds and flu in the UK each year. So health expert and NHS weight loss consultant, Dr Sally Norton, is offering a load down on this valuable vitamin Up to 10 million Brits are simply not getting enough sunlight to make the right levels of Vitamin D. That’s about 1 in 5 adults and 1 in 6 children. There are certain groups of people in particular that are more at risk and the risk is greatest between October to April when the sun isn’t out very often. What has the sun got to do with it? Well, quite a lot! We don’t get much vitamin D from foods –...
  8. 10 outside the box weight loss tricks

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    Struggling to keep up your strict diet and exercise regime to help you squeeze back into your favourite jeans? Don’t stress, with January coming to and end, many of us may be lacking motivation and wearing our gym trainers less and less. To avoid the usual ‘cut down on your portion size’ and make sure you ‘exercise more’…we have asked our experts for weight loss tricks to help get us back on track.   Decrease your waistline with vitamin D Did you know that the sunshine supplement, Vitamin D, could be linked to weight loss in obese and overweight people who are deficient in this nutrient? This is according to research conducted by Dr. Luisella Vigna of the University of Milan. Dr. Louis Levy, Head of Nutrition Science at Public Health England confirms,...
  9. Nutrition to help you cut back on booze!

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    Article by Adam Greer for CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine). After the excesses of the festive holidays, many people’s New Year’s resolution is to reduce their alcohol consumption.  We know that alcohol is one of the biggest risk factors for developing conditions such as cancer and cardiovascular disease.  It even affects the basic way our brain functions. So what makes us drink it? The reason for alcohol’s feel-good factor is found in some of the brain’s messenger chemicals, known as neurotransmitters. Just as an example, Dopamine – our reward and motivation chemical, is increased threefold by alcohol, giving us a burst of pleasure, but we quickly develop a tolerance to it, so we end up needing more to get the same ‘hit’.  Similarly, our ‘happy’ chemical, serotonin, is increased in...
  10. Do you feel tired all the time? Nutritionist reveals 6 healthy choices to improve your ‘get up and go’

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    Article by Cassandra Barns There can be many reasons for feeling tired, with the most obvious being lack of sleep! But what you eat and drink can also be important. The ‘right’ choices will provide slow-releasing energy, as well as all the necessary nutrients to help your body convert that food to energy. Nutritionist, Cassandra Barns reveals 6 healthy choices you can make to improve your ‘get up and go’! Whole grain oats If you start the day with a sugary breakfast cereal, toast or croissant, your energy is probably taking a nosedive by about 11am. Try swapping them for whole grain oats: as an unprocessed whole grain, they’re higher in fibre and break down more slowly, providing sustained energy. They’re also a natural source of energy-producing vitamins and minerals such...
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