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  1. 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....
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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....
  8. A woman’s guide to healthy ageing: 6 Essential Tips

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    Article by Ruchi Gupta from LeadingEdgeHealth     Getting older is inevitable and we’re constantly changing from the moment we come into existence. Bodily change is not just a function of getting old; it is a natural process that takes place over the whole course of life.  While you can’t control your age, you can slow the process of ageing with smart choices along the way. Read on to discover simple ways to keep your body tuned up and your mind tuned in. And the best part is that it’s never too late to get started. 1. Eat smart.   One key to slowing down bodily change as you get older is to control what goes into your body. Obviously, if you put a lot of drugs in your body, including common stuff such...
  9. How tuning in to your ‘gut-brain’ connection can help to manage mental health issues

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    By health expert and author Sara Davenport Brain health has never seemed such a priority.  We are facing a tsunami of metal health problems – statistics show that one in four people (in the UK) will suffer from anxiety and depression in any given year. On top of that, the dementia epidemic facing our increasingly ageing population has become as frightening as the threat of cancer. Only recently (18th February 2020), a report by Alzheimer Europe has revealed that “the number of people with dementia is set to double by 2050”. I frequently get asked about the connection between the brain and the gut on my blog (www.reboothealth.co.uk), and it’s a subject that I’ve written extensively about in my latest book...
  10. How a Mediterranean Diet Can Help You to Lose Weight and Improve Your Health

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      Mediterranean diets claim that they’ll keep you fit and healthy, and they’ve got centuries of evidence backing them up. Whether you prefer Spanish or Greek cuisine, this is one approach to eating healthy for life over 50. Read on to discover the major benefits of eating like a Mediterranean, ways to get started, and tips for incorporating more of their healthy lifestyle into your life. Major Benefits of a Mediterranean Diet Lower your risk for heart disease and diabetes. Like any healthy living plan, a Mediterranean diet helps fights metabolic syndrome. You’ll lower your odds for developing diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other serious conditions. Improve your emotional well being. Civilizations around the Mediterranean basin have helped teach the world the importance of eating together to...
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