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  1. The Ultimate Menopause Q&A: Your Menopause Questions answered

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    Expert Answers on the Menopause from Dr Elaine McQuade To coincide with World Menopause Day, Dr Elaine McQuade of the Marion Gluck Clinic answers your most frequently asked questions about the Menopause. 1. How long should the menopause last? Symptoms of the menopause last on average up to four years after the last period. This differs for each individual and for some the symptoms can last up to 10 years and I’ve seen patients still having hot flushes 20 years down the line. Each woman is different and the amount and severity of symptoms are different case to case and are also dependant on genetics, lifestyle, diet, exercise, stress etc. The perimenopause can start a few years before the periods when the hormones start to change. ...
  2. Fitness over 50: How to Make Daily Exercise a Habit

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      Everyone can benefit from daily exercise and its never too late to start. Any new habit may have challenging beginnings, but in time, nearly anything can become habitual. In this case, we’re talking about a habit that has incredible benefits, so let’s see what you can do to get exercising every day! Tips for making exercise a habit Schedule it. The number one reason people claim they don’t exercise regularly is a lack of time. You make time for a variety of other things every day: eating meals, taking a shower, driving to and from work, television, and more. So make an appointment with yourself to get the exercise your body needs to be as healthy as it can possibly be. Find a workout buddy. The number...
  3. How to Get A More Positive Start To Your Day with a Yoga-in-Bed Breathing Exercise

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    Article by Ntathu Allen   Most people dream of waking up feeling refreshed, vibrant, calm and ready to seize the day!  We grow up with the message “the early bird catches the worm”, and our inboxes are bombarded with blogs about the value of morning routines and starting your day at 5.00am is the best way to live a “happy, productive and fulfilling life.” Benjamin Franklin may have passed away in 1790, yet his famous quote “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise” is imprinted on our hearts. However, the rise of the digital, 24/7 “always-plugged-in society” affects our ability to switch -off, get a good night’s sleep and wake up rested, refreshed and raring -to go. If you are...
  4. Podcast with Ntathu Allen on the Benefits of Yoga and Meditation for Midlife Women

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    Available to listen to on itunes Ceri Wheeldon of Fab after Fifty interviews Ntathu Allen  of Yoga Inspires You about the benefits yoga and meditation can bring to midlife women. We talk about the different types of yoga and the benefits How to get started Why you don’t have to be ‘bendy’ to do yoga. Some simple yoga and meditation exercises you can do straight away to feel calmer, less stressed and more centred. How simple things such as brushing your teeth with the opposite hand can help you be more ‘mindful’. Helpful links to...
  5. Menopause: Natural Alternatives to HRT

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    Article by Dr Marilyn Glenville Women going through the menopause are now facing a national shortage of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) as was recently reported. The Department for Health and Social Care said it was aware of on-going supply issues due to manufacturing delays. In pressing times, it is reassuring to know that alternative treatments for menopausal symptoms are available. The UK’s Leading Nutritionist Dr Marilyn Glenville offers her advice for alternative natural treatments to HRT… Shortage of HRT Marilyn discusses, “You may have heard that there is a shortage of HRT drugs and that this shortage could last until 2020. Half of all HRT drugs brands are out of stock at the moment and this is affecting all High Street pharmacies so they can’t fulfil the...
  6. A Review of Future You FocusZen supplements to help with Brain Fog

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon One of the many symptoms that women in their 50s say they suffer from is ‘Brain Fog’. The ability to concentrate for extended periods of time is affected in part due to hormonal changes which affect cognition, and in part due to fatigue through lack of sleep – a common symptom of the menopause for those suffering hot flushes at night. We are possibly the first generation of women to continue working through to retirement age, and so brain fog is perhaps more talked about now than previously.  Brain fog may not be overwhelming – but there is that feeling that you just aren’t running on all cylinders. If you are used to being constantly on the go,...
  7. How Ballet Based Movement can benefit in our 50s and beyond. Simple exercises for beginners

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    Article by Susan Jacobson Ballet Based Movement is a series of online ballet exercises for beyond 50s and beginners. Set up by mother and daughter, Elizabeth and Susan Jacobson, the focus is on strength, balance, flexibility and enjoyment of dance exercise for anyone. Why Ballet Based Movement Ballet Based Movement is one of the few comprehensive ballet classes online aimed at the beyond 50s and beginners. The exercises can be done anytime, anywhere. And they are specifically for anyone, no matter your fitness, strength and mobility level. A Beginners Ballet series and a Seated Ballet series are offered. Each series is accompanied by individual video tutorials which break down the exercise and helps the dancer to focus on the right muscles, and move in...
  8. Top To Toe: TLC For Your Feet

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    Our feet are important parts of our body, and ones which we all too often take for granted. We spend a large chunk of our lives working on our feet and this is something which can, after time, cause our feet to suffer and need some TLC. This is why today we want to take a look at some of the different ways that you can look after your feet and give them the care they need this summer.  Wash and dry your feet properly Luckily for most of us, we don’t ever face a situation where you suffer with a fungal disease, but it is always something to be aware of. A fungal disease...
  9. Dr Marilyn Glenville’s essential shopping list for foods that will help you keep your weight under control

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    Shop & Cook Wisely with The UK’s Leading Nutritionist – Dr Marilyn Glenville 5 Ingredients To Always Have On Your Shopping List… Dr Marilyn Glenville believes shopping and cooking wisely to be an integral part of living well and converting from diet culture to a healthy way of life. Variety is key to enjoying your food and eating for health and weight control. In an ideal world, we would all shop at small retailers offering local, organic produce but that isn’t always practical. Marilyn believes the key to shopping is simple: buy your food in its most natural state. Ask yourself what had happened to the food and drink before it reached the shops – try to buy organic to...
  10. Easy Ways To Mind Your Mental And Physical Health over 50

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    It’s something that we’d all like, right? A perfectly sound mind and the perfect body at all times. We see amazing people on the covers of magazines, and we hear about people with a strong mindset that takes them to the levels of success we could only dream of. There’s some good news, and there’s some bad news here. The bad news is that you won’t ever have the perfect body and the perfect mindset. The good news is that there’s no such thing as perfection regarding these two points, so you don’t have to worry about it! As much as some people like to act like they are, nobody will ever...
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