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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. Fitness After 50 – Fab Apps to Download

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      As if it wasn’t hard enough to fit in exercise, but now it’s not even possible to go to the gym. Why not let technology motivate you instead? With fitness apps, you can make your own exercise routine, while getting help from expert professionals and chatting with friends. From dance, yoga, cycling, or running, there are literally thousands of fabulous workouts to choose from. You can even work out in your living room. Fitness apps help you to monitor your progress and you can share this with a new community of active friends.  Fiit.TV Fiit.TV is the no.1 rated fitness app going at the moment. You can set it up to do all workout videos on your TV....
  5. 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...
  6. Staying Active After the Menopause

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    There are many well-known side effects bought on by the menopause – from hot flushes and mood swings, to sleep disturbance and decreased libido – but did you know that 40% of all menopausal women are affected by joint pain? Dr. Rod Hughes, a consultant rheumatologist, explains why this is. “Menopausal joint pain can start several years before other menopausal symptoms. This is due to oestrogen levels starting to decline several years before the menopause, causing a reduction in collagen, loss of cartilage and an increase in inflammation leading to joint pain and stiffness.” Makes sense! But how can we best support ourselves, and our joints, during the menopause? Here are our top four simple and effective lifestyle tips to help keep you at your best: Keep active Exercise is an excellent way to strengthen...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. Why Working Out is More Important Than Ever in Your 50s

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      Some people are later bloomers, finding love, a good career, and other successes when they are older, and viewing exercise like this shouldn’t be any different if you’ve never been someone who was into working out. There are many who may write off getting fit because they feel like they’re too old. However, there’s no such thing as being too old to work out, and as you age, you’re going to need it more than ever. While you’re probably not going to transform into an Olympic bodybuilder in your later years, you can improve your body and even give the younger people a run for their money. Here are some reasons why working out is so important as you age. It Improves Your Cognition Many people want t get...
  10. Weight Loss Over 50: Simple Diet Changes That Pay Big Rewards

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    If you’re juggling a full load of family, caring  and career responsibilities, it can be difficult to devote much time or thought to your diet. These are simple and effective changes you can make to the foods you eat and the way you dine that will soon have you looking and feeling your best over 50. Change The Foods You Eat Enjoy more vegetables and fruits. Get most of your calories from plant-based foods. Aim for at least six servings per day. Fill up half your plate at every meal with fresh produce. Eat plenty of fiber. Whole grains are another great choice. They also have fiber and nutrients that will make each calorie go further. Plus, they help you feel full and resist junk foods. Focus on whole foods....
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