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  1. 10+ Ways To Future Proof Your Body

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    Some people assume that once you reach the age of 50, your body starts malfunctioning in various ways and you’re just about ready for the scrapheap! The truth is, your body responds and reacts to how you treat it – regardless of your age. While it’s true that there is little  people can do about the ageing process, there are steps that everyone can take to keep themselves as fit and healthy as possible. With that in mind, here are some simple ways you can future-proof your body – starting from today:   1. Tone up your body It comes as no surprise that the first thing you need to do is make sure that your body is in great physical condition. If...
  2. 15 Tips to Lose Weight Post Lockdown

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      Lockdown has presented a huge adjustment for all of us. Many have found that this adjustment is reflected in our waistlines! As we emerge into our new normality, with restaurants, hotels and hairdressers (thank goodness!!) , how can we motivate ourselves to have our weight return to normal as well?   If you’re like many women, you begin your diet with great enthusiasm. You drink protein smoothies and turn down desserts. However, as the weeks go by, you find yourself making more excuses and shedding fewer pounds.   Jumping from one popular diet plan to another is likely to yield the same results until you build sustainable motivation.   It’s important to change your thinking to prevent old habits from creeping back. Consider keeping a variety of strategies in your...
  3. How the Menopause Affects the Skin’s Ageing Process

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    Article by Dr Barnish   What is the menopause? The menopause is defined as a cessation of menstruation for a period of 12 months, and the several years leading up to the menopause are known as the perimenopause. The age women experience the menopause is variable, with the average usually falling between 50 and 53 years. This age group often makes up a large proportion of patients for medical aesthetic practitioners. It is therefore extremely important to understand the relationship between menopause and the skin. Oestrogen Menopause is a result in the decline and changing of our hormone levels. Although it’s different for everyone, the symptoms of the perimenopause average around four years. There are four main hormones that are involved in the menstrual cycle. Oestrogen, progesterone, luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). The skin changes...
  4. How To Boost Your Metabolism Without Exercise

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    Metabolism is the chemical reactions in the body’s cells that change food into energy. Our bodies need this energy to do everything from moving to thinking to growing. . Much like car engines, every person has a different metabolism speed, with fast metabolism rates burning more calories than those with slower speeds. Those individuals who burn fewer calories tend to accumulate more fat, which could lead to inevitable health problems. So when you consider the best things you can do to prolong your health,  wellbeing and peace of mind  for yourself and your family, including regular health check ups, purchasing over 50’s life insurance, staying active, and managing stress levels. Metabolism rates tend to slow with age , and even the fittest...
  5. Resetting our health after lockdown by Dr Michael Mosley

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    Article by Dr Michael Mosley It has felt like life has been on pause during lockdown – including our motivation to eat healthily and keep our bodies moving. However, as restrictions slowly lift, so does our desire to get our health back on track. But it can be hard to know where to start. Dr Michael Mosley shares his expertise: We all know that eating plenty of fruit and veg and exercising is good for us. But at times, it can be really hard to summon up the enthusiasm, especially during this time of enforced lockdown. However, experts have been very conclusive that for people with pre-existing health conditions, Covid-19 seems to be more severe. This particularly appears to be the case for obese people. However, no matter how much you...
  6. Could Mushrooms be the New Superfood in the Fight against Covid?

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    Nutritionist and author, Madeleine Shaw, explains how eating just eight vitamin D enriched mushrooms could help you hit your RDA following latest NHS advice Humble vegetable could be the solution for Brits in lock-down at risk of low vitamin D Half of the nation are determined to not drift away from new healthy lifestyle post-pandemic, adopting long-term habits that can boost immunity With Brits in lock-down, spending fewer hours in the sun and with little prospect of foreign holidays, a health expert has warned that vitamin D levels are at risk of falling and believes mushrooms could be the superfood solution. Research commissioned by The UK & Ireland Mushroom Producers, has revealed that one in four of us aren’t getting our daily recommended vitamin intake, with a further...
  7. 5 Tips for Fighting Anxiety And Depression Naturally

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    The onset of COVID-19, the quarantine measures, the loss of lives, and the general uncertainty that the world is currently experiencing are enough to leave many with mental health issues. For some people, anxiety is just a brief phase that only appears and passes. But for others, unfortunately, the condition can linger on well into advanced age and can even trigger depression. Thankfully, a lot of work has gone into understanding anxiety and depression. Thus, although more research needs to be done, listed here are five natural ways to fight this state of mind.   Get It Out Of Your System   Sometimes, we may feel that having so many things bottled up inside of us could be the only way to prevent a relationship from...
  8. Midlife Real Life Video Chat Show with guest Dr Clare Bailey : How to best lose weight over 50, fasting and eating to combat the Coronavirus

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon For this episode of the Midlife Real Life chat show, we have as our guest Dr Claire Bailey, wife of Michael Mosley, a GP who has pioneered the Fast 800 diet and the Blood Sugar Diet and is the author of many successful books. I am joined by panellists stylist and brand consultant Maggie McMillan and make-up artist Jo Jewett of the Make Up Training Company. We ask Clare to share her tips on how to lose weight quickly and effectively over 50. Clare explains the benefits of an anti-inflammatory Mediterranean diet, fermented foods and intermittent fasting , not just in respect to weight loss, but also reducing the risk factors in the context of Covid-19. How maintaining a healthy body weight, having a healthy gut, and reversing diabetes are tools in our amour against the disease. Questions about diet and Covid include: Can nutrition help...
  9. Fitness After 50 – Fab Apps to Download

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      As if it wasn’t hard enough to fit in exercise, but now it’s not even possible to go to the gym. Why not let technology motivate you instead? With fitness apps, you can make your own exercise routine, while getting help from expert professionals and chatting with friends. From dance, yoga, cycling, or running, there are literally thousands of fabulous workouts to choose from. You can even work out in your living room. Fitness apps help you to monitor your progress and you can share this with a new community of active friends.  Fiit.TV Fiit.TV is the no.1 rated fitness app going at the moment. You can set it up to do all workout videos on your TV....
  10. Common Skin Conditions and How to Tackle Them

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      Your skin is the biggest organ you have. So, it’s important that you take care of it. Not only do you want your skin to be healthy and feel good, but you want it to look good too. Unfortunately, many of us will suffer from some sort of skin complaint at some point or another. The good news is that we’re constantly learning more about our skin, skin health, skin conditions and more, so we’re able to take better care of our skin than ever before. To help you along the way, here are a few common skin conditions, alongside some information on what you can do to tackle them! Acne We all experience spots of some sort or another at...
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