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  1. Menopausal Brain Fog: How to Think Clearly Again

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    Dr Ghazala Aziz-Scott, specialist in integrative women’s health and bioidentical hormone balancing for the Marion Gluck Clinic, explores the menopause and associated brain fog that many women experience. Women in the menopausal age group are rocketing and “rocking it” in the workforce so being fabulous after 50 includes our brain health and retaining clarity and focus of mind. But does menopausal “brain fog” toss us out of the frying pan into the fire? In reality, 60% of women go through some midlife cognitive impairment, the most common being memory loss or forgetfulness. Misplacing your keys or phone is one thing, however, when it also impacts learning ability, information retention, goal setting and organisational skills, even simple tasks can feel challenging. Let’s not forget...
  2. How To Manage Weight Gain When Menopausal

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    Article by Dr Marion Gluck Dr Marion Gluck, Founder of The Marion Gluck Clinic explains why weight gain is common during the Menopause and how women can go about managing their weight.  As you get older, it is not unusual that maintaining your weight becomes more difficult. Weight gain during menopause is one particularly common issue that we see at the Marion Gluck Clinic, and whilst it’s not an inevitable symptom of menopause it is one of the most visible. Menopause is a natural transition for all women and relates to the end of a women’s fertility. Although often referred to as one phase, this time of your life is split into two periods. Perimenopause usually takes place anywhere from 40 years old and encompasses the time that...
  3. Why losing weight is harder when you’re older – and what you can do about it

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      Have you caught yourself piling on a few extra pounds as you’ve got older? Are your old dieting tricks no longer working as they did? Most people find that staying in shape gets harder with age, but this is no reason to despair. Once you understand how and why it’s happening, you’ll be better placed to tackle it effectively. Metabolic changes Everybody’s metabolism gradually slows down with age. This has some advantages – it’s one reason why elderly people are more likely to survive in the rubble after earthquakes than young, healthy people, because they can survive for longer without food. If you’re getting plenty of food, however, it can be a problem. The first course of action is to cut down your portion sizes and reduce saturated...
  4. Menopausal and feeling down? The link between mental health and hormones

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    Article by Dr Marion Gluck Dr Marion Gluck, founder of The Marion Gluck Clinic, explores the link between mental health and hormones, and while for women going through the menopause feeling low can be a common symptom, it doesn’t need to be the case!   Whilst it is completely normal that everyone has moments that they feel low or down, especially if they are dealing with difficult circumstances or events, it is important to make the distinction between this and depression. The latter is a condition which requires appropriate treatment and is a state of ongoing low mood irrespective of circumstances that can lead to feelings of pessimism, despair and an inability to cope. Those who suffer from depression find that it often affects many areas of their lives,...
  5. Do you have Dry Eyes? Review of Artelac Eye Drops

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    I am used to working from home, having based myself from home for over 25 years, both in my headhunting career and in running Fab after Fifty. However, the past 12 months of working from home has been so different. I have never spent so much time looking at a screen! In the past being based from home still involved me going to off site meetings and events.  Telephone calls gave me a break from screen time, but during the pandemic Zoom calls became the norm – so natural breaks from my screen no longer exist. By the end of the day I definitely have eye fatigue and my eyes feel quite dry and itchy – prompting me to rub them...
  6. Run, Run, as Fast as You Can! Running Safely After 50

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        Maybe you have been running for years, even most of your life.  Or perhaps you are looking for a way to stay fit and fabulous over 50.  Either way, running provides lots of health benefits and can be safe for older adults if done correctly.  You might not set the personal records or PRs of your twenties and thirties, but running is about so much more than being fast.  You can enjoy greater muscle mass, stronger bones and joints, and better cardio-respiratory fitness as you age, keeping you fabulous after 50.   Muscle Mass     ...
  7. Tips for Taking Online Exercise Classes

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    Lockdown has changed how we live and how we approach exercise. Are you struggling with making the switch to online fitness classes? Across the country,  gyms are closed and when they reopen are likely to be operating at reduced capacity. This situation is likely to continue because exercise facilities pose special health challenges due to crowded spaces and heavy breathing. Still, there are some advantages. You can say goodbye to commuting across town or waiting in line to shower. The extra privacy may be nice, too, if you feel self-conscious working out in a crowded room. If a traditional fitness class doesn’t appeal – then why not try an online dance class? Most importantly, you can get an effective workout at home. ...
  8. Menopause: 5 ways to be more intimate and open a deeper connection with your partner this Valentine’s

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    Article by Dr Marion Gluck Life is overwhelming at the moment. Home-schooling, WFH or being with your partner 24/7 can all cause us to become more snappy and less patient or even feeling less connected. But what if there is another underlying reason that you can’t get in the mood? The Marion Gluck Clinic offers its top tips on how to be more intimate and open a deeper connection with your partner this Valentine’s. Remember physical touch and sexual connection is an important and vital part of being human. Boost your testosterone levels Yes, women need testosterone and this is a key hormone in maintaining your sex drive. There are many foods that can help boost testosterone levels and these include eggs, almonds, oysters, spinach, salmon, tuna and bananas. Boosting...
  9. The Rush of the Hot Flush: Experiencing a Second Menopause when coming off HRT

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    Article by  Miriam McGuirk Menopause – The Second Time Around. At 37 I was pre-menopausal. When the true menopause finally hit me, it hit hard taking years to re-balance my body again and now, some 20 odd years later, here comes the menopause again.  Why? Because the HRT that I was relying on has been pulled away from me, my tightrope slackened, as I tackle an even bigger obstacle – Breast Cancer.   Many may not know that HRT treatment will clash with other medicines so those who have other underlying health issues may find menopause even more challenging.  When my first menopause hit, I had the symptoms many women endure and can empathise with.   In anger and desperation one night, yet again unable to sleep, I sneaked down...
  10. January Challenge Day 18: Get Up and Dance to Stay Fit and Fabulous over 50 with Video

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Here we are at Day 16 of our January challenge to help us all stay positive and fabulous over 50 as we start the year in lockdown. With the cold damp weather (or even snow!) it can be so easy to cocoon indoors and do no exercise at all.  If we want to stay Fab after Fifty doing no exercise at all really isn’t an option. When it comes to fitness it’s a case of use it or lose it. Movement is key. We are thrilled to  have a guest contributing today’s challenge. Andrea Rose was a professional dancer and she appreciates how important movement is to our overall health and wellbeing. Andrea has put together...
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