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  1. Inspire Your Weight Loss Journey This Week – Quotes to keep you on track

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        Coming up with great resolutions for a new decade can be tough. When it comes to coming up with better habits for your life, weight loss is often up there as a number one priority after Christmas.    Most of us indulge maybe a little too much over the festive season, and getting back to a healthy weight and lifestyle is key for a happy and healthy life. While most of us will head straight for the vegetables and shake that weight drinks, some of us can find it a little more difficult to motivate ourselves and get started.    If towards the middle of January you are still struggling to inspire yourself to eat healthily,...
  2. Podcast: Interview with Dr Louise Pendry on Managing the Menopause in the Workplace and the Benefits of a Menopause Cafe

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        Dr Louise Pendry of Exeter University talks to  Ceri Wheeldon of Fab after Fifty about positive and constructive ways to manage the menopause in the workplace, based on her experience of setting up a menopause cafe, and putting together a menopause guidance policy for her own workplace. You can also listen on iTunes  Scroll down for full transcript Dr Louise Pendry can be contacted via her university email address l.f.pendry@exeter.ac.uk   Full transcript: Interview with Dr Louise Pendry on Managing the Menopause in the Workplace and the Benefits of a Menopause Cafe Hello. And...
  3. Is HRT the Right Choice for You?

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        With about 8 out of every 10 women experiencing emotional and physical symptoms of menopause, including hot flushes, insomnia and night sweats, could hormone replacement therapy (HRT) be the answer to the debilitating effects? What is Hormone Replacement Therapy? This is a type of medication used to relieve the symptoms of menopause in women. It replaces progesterone and oestrogen (the female sex hormones), which experience a drop towards the start of menopause. Once replaced, the effects of menopause are minimised. Hormone replacement therapy has also been found to prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. However, it also has risks associated with it – these depend on the dosage, type of hormone therapy employed and period it is used. What are the Benefits...
  4. The Importance of Independence In Age (And How To Keep It)

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    Age comes for us all, naturally. We will do what we can to keep a healthy body and mind, but we also have to be aware of how our lifestyle is likely to change as we get older. We are living longer, but what things can we do today to ensure those extra years we have  later are quality years. One of the most important factors of all is independence. How long can we fully control our lives, and how do we make sure we get the assistance we need as that control begins to fade over time? Let’s look at a few tips on maintaining your independence for as long as you can. These tips are also useful to bear in mind when...
  5. 8 Easy Ways To Get Fit Without Joining The Gym

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    Whether you were a gym bunny in your youth or avoided it at all costs, it’s safe to say that exercise is still an essential part of a healthy lifestyle even if it wasn’t previously a top priority. However, being older and wiser, we tend to look at everything a little differently. Exercise might still be an important aspect of your life, but the way you exercise now can offer better results compared to the strenuous routines you used to put yourself through.    If the gym was a place, you never entered in your younger years and still don’t want to, that’s fine too. You don’t have to be in the gym every day to feel the benefits of exercise. With busier...
  6. Looking for a Boost? Could CBD be the Answer?

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    You might have heard of CBD. You might have seen it being advertised in health food shop windows or talked about on TV, for example. CBD – or cannabidiol has been growing in popularity over the last few years, with the discovery of more and more health benefits that it can offer to you. CBD is a natural compound that is found in the cannabis plant. Researchers have found, over the past few years, such an increase in the potential positives to taking CBD that it’s now impossible to ignore and which has none of the negatives that have traditionally been associated with the plant. What is CBD? Cannabidiol is one of over 100 compounds that can be extracted from the cannabis plant. It was only discovered recently when...
  7. 13 Things Every Woman Ought to Know About Menopausal Weight Gain

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      Menopausal weight gain can have consequences more serious than outgrowing your favorite pair of jeans. Find out how middle age spread affects your body and what you can do about it.   Facts about Menopausal Weight Gain   Understand estrogen. As estrogen levels drop during menopause, your metabolism slows down. Your body burns fewer calories and stores more fat. Watch your waistline. Extra pounds you gain after menopause are likely to turn into abdominal fat, which increases your risk for diabetes, heart disease, and other conditions. Talk with your doctor if your waistline is 35 inches or more. Check your thyroid. Menopause and thyroid conditions can cause similar symptoms including increased weight, as well as depression and fatigue. Your doctor can advise you about whether you would benefit from...
  8. How to combat Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) in winter

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    Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as SAD is a type of depression that is brought on by the changing seasons. SAD can strike at any point in the year, however it is much more common in the winter months when the temperatures drop and the days get darker.   Online retailers AO.com recently commissioned a survey to find out how people in the UK felt about winter. The survey looked into how many people have suffered with SAD, but also focussed on how people in the UK make their homes feel cosier in the winter and make this often dreaded time of year much more pleasant.   The survey revealed that 30% of over 55s have suffered from SAD and almost half of over 55s (48%) have experienced at least one symptom....
  9. Menopause at work: how your employer can support you through the menopause in the workplace

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    With more and more women working years beyond menopause, it’s important for them to understand how their employer can support them in the workplace. Deborah Garlick, Director of Henpicked: Menopause in the Workplace explains more. Menopausal women are actually the fastest-growing workplace demographic. As more of us are working until later in life, it follows that many women will go through menopause while they’re still in employment. Take into account that the average age for a woman to reach menopause is 51, they could possibly continue working for another 15 or even 20 years post menopause. Menopause is a transition all women will experience. It’s impossible to predict exactly how it will affect you, as it really is different for everyone. But for many women, the...
  10. How to deal with vision loss

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    As you grow older, you will probably notice some changes to your health. In particular, your eyesight can begin to deteriorate as you get older with the onset of presbyopia occurring around 40 years of age. As you enter your 50s and 60s, you can also become more at risk of developing certain eye conditions. With that in mind, it’s important to do everything you can to maintain healthy vision and to understand how to deal with vision loss should it occur to either yourself or a loved one. From wearing the right glasses for your needs, to simply making a few changes to your environment, you can make the most of your vision. Why does your vision worsen with age? Your vision changes as...
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