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  1. Ways Sleep Can Aid the Weight Loss Process

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    Most people often turn to exercise routines and reduce junks to cut some weight. However, experts recommend sufficient sleep for those who want to lose weight. Sleep deprivation is known to affect your weight, metabolism, and hormones, resulting in weight gain. A study by the National Sleep Foundation linked individuals lacking sufficient sleep with a tendency to eat large food portions, experience bouts of heightened food impulsivity, experience more fatigue, and need more calories. Weight loss or gain is dependent on how the body balances ghrelin and leptin hormones. As such, sleep is an essential ingredient to your weight loss journey. Below are some ways sleep promotes weight loss. Sufficient Sleep Decreases Food Cravings Lack of sufficient sleep impairs the brain’s activation of the...
  2. All things menopause: Low Libido

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    Article by Dr Marilyn Glenville Low libido? Don’t worry; your sex life doesn’t have to stop after the menopause. In fact, you might enjoy yourself more than ever! We asked Dr Marilyn Glenville, the UK’s leading Nutritionist, author of  Natural Solutions to Menopause, who specialises in women’s health and menopause to explain, why our libido drops and how to get back it the mood again. Not tonight, darling Many factors can cause a drop in sex drive and these can include tiredness, stress, depression, too much alcohol and low thyroid function so see if you need to take action to make changes in any of these areas. Also think about your relationship; is it...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. Sleep Tips and Tricks for a Better Nights Sleep

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    A good night’s sleep is key to good health, energy, emotional balance, and productivity. The inability to enjoy quality and adequate sleep can negatively affect your weight, energy, health, creativity, and even mood. While sleep disruption and sleep-related problems such as snoring, sleep apnea as well as insomnia may impair your ability to achieve a good night’s sleep, you can regain a healthy sleep pattern and enjoy your sleep better by making a few changes to your lifestyle. Below are 5 tips and tricks to help you get a better night’s sleep and improve your overall quality of life. 1. Create a Sleep Schedule and Stick to It A regular sleep pattern helps set your body’s internal clock and regulate your circadian rhythm. Since...
  10. It’s Time to Start Prioritising Your Health and Wellbeing!

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    Article by Fab after Fifty   We should all take care of ourselves. That’s a given. Especially in these trying times. But so many of us have really failed to do this in the past. We have overworked ourselves. We have taken on too many responsibilities. We fall behind on our basic care and maintenance. In our normal world we eat badly. We forget to exercise. We don’t give ourselves time. This is absolutely bizarre when you think about it! But now with most of us forced to put our normal lives on hold, with all the uncertainty we face on a daily basis, it’s important that we start looking after ourselves. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you along the way. We need to...
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