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  1. How to avoid putting on weight over Christmas

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    Article by Anne Elliott Christmas Ahoy! Here it comes again! Endless TV adverts, Christmas shopping, queues, arguments, bad tempers, over inflated prices, exhaustion, stress, parties, never-ending cooking, empty bank accounts, being nice to people you don’t like much. You’re right I’m not brimming over with festive spirit, especially as it started in early October. ‘Give me a drink. Now”, tends to be my opening gambit at the round of enforced get-togethers. I must look like a woman not to be messed with as I have a quick snifter in my hand before my coat is off. But once the presents are bought, the kitchen is full of gooey, rich and exuberant food, I stop for a while, breathe a sigh of relief for a few days...
  2. So Spa,So Good. How to make the most of a spa weekend to kickstart your fitness regime.

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    Article by Anne Elliott The days are getting shorter, there’s a seasonal chill in the air, the summer holiday is a distant memory and food portions get bigger as the weather gets colder. It’s the perfect time to consider a nice little break with a friend and catch up on recent news. You’d have to travel a fair distance now to get some rays, the snows not there yet so what’s left? A nice long weekend at a Spa can be a welcome break. You don’t even have to travel that far. There are some lovely places to visit in Britain. If you’ve never considered it before, why not take a look now. However, I have often come across people who report that their visit was alright but they’ll never...
  3. What are the Health Benefits of Running?

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    Article by Anne Elliott HIT THE FLOOR RUNNING! I am often asked about running. It is quite a contentious area for many people. I have found people either love it or hate it and that tends to be their criteria for taking part. I would like to examine it in slightly more detail to see what it can offer to us all. Disadvantages and negative beliefs about running It physically hurts many people whilst attempting it. It’s impossible to run for more than a few seconds for many people. It has bad associations with school sports and other failed attempts at getting fit. You need to be pin thin to do long distance. It gives you knee and ankle injuries Advantages of running It’s so cheap! It can be tackled progressively...
  4. The Physical Impact of Becoming an Emptynester. Waving Goodbye, Not Drowning

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    Article by Anne Elliott I’m tired, I’m stressed, I’m worried, I’m sad. What could have happened to cause such calamity? I have just packed my daughter off to university. I am amazed at what a profound effect this has had on my health and well-being. A huge rite of passage. I didn’t think I’d be like this. In fact at times in the recent past I was counting the days, as my house became a hotel and I was a personal servant and laundry service. And yet I find myself rattling around the house, which seems so much emptier now even though she’s only an hour away. About a month ago it began, the slow build up of washing, ironing, finding accommodation, buying equipment, form filling and a thousand other things. I probably went completely over the top because...
  5. Power Plate Product Review

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    Review by Anne Elliott The health and fitness industry, like other areas, has its fair share of gadgets and gizmos that promise much but deliver little and products that actually do what they say on the tin in a useful and meaningful way are thin on the ground. However, one worthwhile device is the Power Plate. I had been aware of its existence for some time, I have used it as part of my own training regime and I encouraged my mother to buy one 5 years ago. She is now 85 and claims it is the one thing that keeps her up on her feet and moving. So I was very interested to have the opportunity to look in depth at their latest range of...
  6. Sitting Pretty – How We Sit Now Can Make All The Difference To How We Move In Later Life

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    Article by  Anne Elliott Now be honest! As we know to our cost, the older we get the more we seem to be sitting down. For those of us who have quite active jobs, the end of the day cries out for a nice meal and a few hours with your feet up in front of the tele. For those of us who work at a desk, the evenings become mini busman’s holidays. If you actually counted up all the time you were sitting down in a day you would scare yourself silly. The problem is that it is a downward sticky slope, for as we move to old age we will end up sitting for virtually all of our waking hours unable to get up and move around,...
  7. Is Your Body Your Flexible Friend? How to maintain your flexibility over 50

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    Article by Anne Elliott Our fifties and sixties are a time of great transition in so many ways, but physical changes are some of the biggest. Not only are we battling against the hormonal changes of menopause and its associated problems, trying to stave off many unpleasant medical conditions, but also fighting the urge to do less and less activity as our metabolism gently slows down. This bad combination can lead to many outcomes that we can do without. I often describe middle age as a time to keep a hold of what you’ve got for as long as possible. It is a truism that if you do no physical activity your health will suffer. If you do a reasonable amount, you will keep what you’ve got...
  8. Is 15 minutes of exercise each day setting the health bar too low?

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    Article by  Anne Elliott We know that the recommended minimum amount of physical activity for an adult is 30 minute of moderately intense activity, 5 days a week. These recommendations are expounded by all of the world’s major health institutions such as the World Health Organisation, American College of Sports Medicine, the British Medical Association and our Department of Health. Bearing in mind there are 1440 minutes in each day, most people are awake for 720 of them. To be active for 30 minutes of the 720 doesn’t sound like so much. Unfortunately, we find that even this cannot be achieved by many of us. 57% of all women aged 40-60 are obese (NHS 2009). A significant reason for the rise in obesity is our leisure and...
  9. 10 Easy Ways to Get Fit while Enjoying Your Holiday

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    Article by Anne Elliott You’ve worked hard all year, thought long and hard about where to spend your precious free time, invested hours pouring over brochures or internet sites to make exactly the right decision, bought some nice clothes to wear out and got a new pot of sun cream. You’re packed and ready to have fun, fun, fun and leave the stresses of everyday life behind you. Use up some of those extra calories A change and release from stress is exactly what a holiday should be, although it’s too easy to take that separation a little too far. Have you ever found yourself eating or drinking way more than you normally would at home, with the justification, ‘It doesn’t matter, I’m on holiday!’ In truth, you are suspending responsibility...
  10. Can Exercise Help Cure Depression?

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    Article by Anne Elliott  Depression is such a difficult thing for our society to talk about, though with more and more people falling pray to it, the stigma of suffering with it lessens and discussion becomes easier. In fact, in these dire economic times, more and more people have been presenting at their GP with symptoms looking for a medical answer. In mid July a story was reported in the press that the Office for National Statistics showed that doctors in England issued 39.1 million prescriptions for anti-depressants in 2009, four times higher than in 1991 (Telegraph 14/7/11). Perhaps it’s not surprising when we consider all the pressures most of us live under nowadays. But is there any realistic alternative to just popping some pills? In the 1990’s at...
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