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Fabafterfifty: Features

  1. Are you Fearless, Fatalistic or Fretful over 50?

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Considering I founded a website all about women feeling and living fabulously over 50, I could hardly ignore research about attitudes of women turning 50 in 2017. Nearly half a million women in the UK turn 50 in 2017 including Davina McCall, Ulrika Jonsson and Kate Garraway – all a million miles removed from the outdated image of Norah Batty and her wrinkled stockings! But we women over 50 are not fading gracefully into the background – far from it.  We are as ambitious as ever. Boots UK has conducted research to identify three ‘F Factor’ attitudes of women turning 50 this year….Fearless, Fatalistic and Fretful  (we already know that everyone over 50 sits in the Fabulous category!) But what is the significance...
  2. How to boost your creativity: 13 creative hacks to think inside the box to create outside the box

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    Article by Claire Bridges If one of your resolutions for 2017 is to be more creative then here are 13 ways to shake up your thinking this year by Claire Bridges, creativity expert and author of a new book on creativity in business, In Your Creative Element. Bridges has helped over 10,000 people in companies like Sky, Pret a Manger and Vodafone in how to be more creative and argues that imagination, grit and practice are all key to unleashing your ideas. Channel your inner punk – rebellion is not just for musicians, it’s useful for business. Successful creative people often go against the grain; they question everything and have no problem arguing a different point of view. So find your inner Johnny Rotten and throw a curveball...
  3. Travelling Solo over 50

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon   How daunting is it to travel alone over 50? Whether you’re single, divorced, widowed – or just wanting to travel alone without your partner, what are the options for travelling solo in your 50s? Most of us are past the point of wanting to share rooms – preferring a little privacy on holiday – even if travelling with good friends, but the prospect of a single room supplement can place the holiday out of budget. I joined my parents  on holiday for a week  a few years ago – they had already booked their hotel and flights as a package – although it was a luxury hotel – my single occupancy room, for which I had paid almost as much as my parents  (their room had  a stunning sea view)...
  4. Do you ever feel invisible? Add your voice to our campaign!

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    Article by Sandra Peat Do you ever feel invisible? Do you feel that all anyone is  only ever trying to sell to you are household products, or cruises? If so, welcome to life in your fifties,  otherwise known as ‘middle age’. Although as women in our fifties we are healthier and wealthier than we have ever been before, we are still largely ignored by marketers and brands, and are virtually invisible in mainstream media. And when companies do see us, they are offering life insurance or incontinence products or at best represent us as Helen Mirren! And this is not good enough. We are a powerful group of consumers We are a powerful group of consumers, and it is time that youth-obsessed brands, media and society took notice. Become part of a movement of women, determined to see a change in...
  5. Reinvention: From Red Sonja to High School Principal and Author

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    Article by Dr Mary Reid Gaudio   Reinvention is what we do as women, whether it be in our careers or at home, we constantly have to change and evolve. Dr. Mary Reid Gaudio has gone through many reinventions herself. The high school principal recently turned author while chronicling the true story of her sister Ann’s battle and survival of leukemia in her book, The Phone Rang. Below she takes us through her reinventions in love, career, family and health. A fascinating life Before I was 50 years old I had a fascinating life. At times, it sounds like I’m making it up, but I really did everything I’m telling you about! After college, where I was...
  6. Ways to deal with vaginal dryness during menopause

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    Many women will have suffered from vaginal dryness by the time they experience menopause. Menopause is one of the main causes of uncomfortable symptoms such as burning, itching and pain during sexual intercourse. Although it is also possible for younger women to suffer from vaginal dryness, the reduction of oestrogen levels brought on by menopause is generally the cause for these unpleasant symptoms. Reduced oestrogen levels lead to a lack of adequate moisture in a woman’s genital area. There is a decrease in the amount of milky white fluid released by a woman’s body to protect the genital area. This means that the mucosa is more susceptible to bacteria and viruses as well as a higher rate of infection. The sexual organs also undergo a change. This can include vaginal atrophy, meaning...
  7. Breast Cancer – What Does it Feel Like?

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    Article by Dr Kathleen Thompson   As a doctor I found having breast cancer a difficult challenge. But at least I knew ‘the system’. It made me realise how hard it must be for people without the benefit of a medical background. So I wrote an award-winning book. My aim was to provide all the key information for people embarking on this bewildering journey, in an easily absorbable format. So I mingled my story with factual information. The chapters are short but pertinent, with a summary and further information box. Amongst many other things, I talked about what it feels like to have cancer. Here’s an excerpt, I hope you find it helpful: The ensuing weeks and months after my diagnosis were an emotional roller-coaster. Looking back, I was mainly in denial....
  8. 7 of the best fitness DVDs for women over 50

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon We might want to improve our fitness over 50 but we  don’t all want to join gyms, much preferring to exercise in the comfort and privacy of our own homes. I have chosen a selection of some of my favourite fitness DVDs – they have not been developed specifically for women over 50, but they are DVDs that either I use myself…or have friends who do…and as we are all over 50 we think that these are the ones we like to share. // < !]>Amazon.co.uk Widgets   Callanetics One of the originals..and still one of the best in my opinion. Callanetics – 10 Years Younger...
  9. Meryl Streep talks about her role as Florence Foster Jenkins

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon If you haven’t yet seen Florence Foster Jenkins…it’s not too late. Starring Meryl Streep  as Florence and Hugh Grant as her husband, it follows the rise (and fall) of socialite Florence, who believes she can sing and realises her ambition to sing at Carnegie Hall – with not quite the reception she had anticipated. Here is what Meryl had to say about playing this fascinating character! The film is full of humour and warmth. Meryl Steep as always is superb, and Hugh Grant, despite all his character’s faults , is still likeable as Florence’s husband. As he says in the film ‘Ours is a very happy home’ ….despite his lifestyle which most would find difficult to condone, although as the...
  10. Never too late: 73 year old grandmother named as most inspiring sport and fitness role model

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    Eddie Brocklesby, a 73-year-old grandmother from Vauxhall, has today been named as the nation’s most inspiring and dedicated sport and fitness role model after winning The Gym Group’s Unsung Heroes of Sport & Fitness Awards.  The awards seek to recognise incredible individuals in the local community who have motivated women to enjoy the benefits of physical activity. Fitness champion Eddie, who was a social worker for 50 years, was nominated for the award for setting up charity Silverfit.  Established in 2013 with just five people and now nearly 1,000 in 18 different venues, the London-based charity’s aim is to promote physical activity and wellbeing in today’s ageing population, enabling older people to make new friends and lead an independent life for...
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