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  1. 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....
  2. 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. ...
  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. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. You Can’t Stop Ageing But You Can Control How You Age

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    Science is increasingly developing new treatments designed to slow the ageing process.  Look into the realms of what we would have considered science fiction and you can see that new experiments are being done using stem cells to literally create brand new cells from our own DNA which can then be reinjected into our bodies to rejuvenate. It may be an amazing way to feel and look younger but this is something that isn’t mainstream….yet! You have some scientists saying that nanobots can be used to repair our ageing organs, blood vessels and muscles from within our bodies. Even the fitness and beauty industry is looking at new ways to defend our youth. Cells deteriorate with age. You can’t stop cell deterioration but you can slow...
  10. 10 Ways To Take Better Care Of Your Health

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      It used to be that we would typically only think about our health if something went wrong. Our approach to health was to cure rather than prevent illness. It was very much about reacting to negative symptoms and situations.  Taking care of your health became a serious business. If you were actively looking to improve your health, it was typically because there was something wrong with you. These days, we know so much more about health and how to actively improve your health, at any age, and at any time.  There is so much more information available at our fingertips via the internet, and even employers recognise that there are benefits to them in providing wellbeing programmes to create a healthy environment for employees to work...
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