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Fabafterfifty: Fitness/Diet

  1. Can mindful eating help shift those stubborn pounds? Especially as we approach swimwear season!

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    Is your holiday booked? Is your boarding call looming? Here are 8 ways mindful eating can help you achieve the shape you want Whatever size and shape you are, swimwear shopping over 50 can be daunting especially with those unforgiving changing room lights! Are you sweating it out on the treadmill daily and making sure you always opt for the stairs, over the escalator, but still bewildered when you get on those scales wondering how those stubborn pounds haven’t shifted? If this sounds like you, then it could be time to try a more mindful approach to eating. We have asked our experts for their top tips….   1. Skip saying ‘good’ or ‘bad’ foods For a healthy relationship with food, start by not associating them with being ‘good’ or...
  2. How to Stay Fit when Travelling

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    By Sloane Davis Trying to stay fit and healthy can be challenging when traveling.  I always tell my clients that the goal should be to maintain, not gain while away.  And while I am an advocate for living life and enjoying all that is has to offer, going on vacation shouldn’t become a free for all to throw in the towel when it comes to health and fitness. A common question I receive from many prospective clients is “I am going on vacation soon.  Should I wait to start the plan or start right away?”  My answer is always this: There is never a “good” or “easy” time to start.  You have to learn to live a healthy lifestyle which is what my plans aim to do.  In...
  3. 8 Top Nutritional Tips on How Your Diet Can Help Manage Arthritis

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    Article by Dr Emma Derbyshire Registered nutritionist, Dr Emma Derbyshire from the Health and Food Supplements Information Service shares her nutritional tips for arthritis :   Maintain a healthy body weight When considering the role of nutrition in arthritis management, it is important to look at body weight. Being a healthy body weight, typically defined as a Body Mass Index (BMI) sitting between 19 and 25, can help to ease pressure on the joints caused by carrying excess weight.  NHS Choices has an excellent BMI calculator that can be used. The joints that are usually affected by excess weight are the hips, knees, ankles and feet and just losing a few pounds can make all the difference in taking pressure off the joint].   Eat oily fish Current advice is that people...
  4. 5 top tips for weight loss success

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       Obesity is now the top cause of preventable death with 1 in 4 adult Brits being classified as obese.  The healthiest way to lose weight is by making gradual changes in terms of your food and exercise; it’s not about joining the latest crash diet or suddenly pounding the pavements, if you’re not used to running. It’s time to take action, even if it is in moderation. Slow and steady wins the race! Our experts share their 5 top tips for shifting those stubborn pounds… Don’t skip the fat “Fat is an essential part of our diet and should not be avoided. We need to eat the right kind of fats: oily fish, nuts, seeds and seed oils in order to obtain essential omega 3 and 6 fats which are necessary...
  5. Can you trick your brain into thinking it’s younger with… beetroot juice?

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    Tips from Dr Marilyn Glenville According to a new study by scientists at Wake Forest University drinking a beetroot juice before working out makes the brain of older adults perform more efficiently, copying the operations of a younger brain!* What other foods can help you protect your brain? We asked Dr Marilyn Glenville, the UK’s leading Nutritionist and author of her new book, Natural Solutions for Dementia and Alzheimer?s: The Ultimate Guide To Prevent Short Term Memory Loss to tell us what to add to your shopping list: Salmon: this oily fish is full of ‘good fats’ that can help slow down cognitive decline. Omega 3s can also help to overcome insulin resistance, which can cause Alzheimer’s to...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
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