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  1. 5 Benefits of a Gym-Level Workout at Home

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    5 Benefits of a Gym-Level Workout at Home We all know how important health and fitness can be to a happy life. Regular exercise fights back against obesity, improves your memory, and even helps to prevent illness. As you get a little older, the more you build your muscles and strengthen your core, the easier it is to maintain your independence. The question is, how do you get fit when you don’t have the time, energy, or cash for a gym membership? The simple answer? Create your own gym experience at home. Here are just 5 reasons why you should ditch the membership and create your own at-home workout routine. It’s All About You First of all, if you’ve ever been a member of a particularly popular gym,...
  2. Health over 50: Keeping your gut happy

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    Article by Gemma Hurditch for CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine). Many health problems begin, or are worsened, by what’s going on in the gut. Leaky gut and dysbiosis are two of the different malfunctions that can occur.  They are separate conditions that can frequently occur together. Leaky gut Leaky gut refers to a gut lining that is too permeable; like a tea bag that has small tears in it. To get nutrients from our food our microvilli, which are tiny little finger-like projections in the gut lining, filter and absorb broken down food. Nutrients are absorbed into the bloodstream through the gut mucosa (the first layer of cells in the digestive tract).  Sometimes the villi are damaged, or the gut lining is compromised for a number of reasons that can include stress, medications, alcohol, and inflammation.  Then, the tight junctions...
  3. The most intimate menopause questions that women ask, ANSWERED!

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    Article by consultant gynaecologist Miss Tania Adib fromThe Medical Chambers Kensington The menopause is no longer a dry subject – find out why your vagina might need some therapy, and how you can deal with some of the struggles us women face… I’ve always enjoyed sex but I’m worried that will change after menopause. What changes should I expect?   With menopause, the ovaries stop making oestrogen, which can cause your vagina to become dry and less elastic or ‘stretchy’. For many women, low doses of vaginal oestrogen therapy can help keep the lining of your vagina healthy and can be a useful treatment option. Try not to let the menopause put you off having sex – regular vaginal sexual activity is important for vaginal health post-menopause because it...
  4. 5 Health Care Tips for Summer Travellers 

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    Article by Dr Elizabeth Kershaw-Yates  Are you planning on travelling abroad this summer? In a lot of summer destinations, there are different diseases and hygiene factors to keep in mind. It is definitely worth researching your destination and remembering how you can stay healthy and travel safely abroad. We spoke to the team at The Online Clinic, for five key rules to keep in mind: Check before you travel If you know you are going to travel to a tropical country, make sure you check the health requirements. A good place to start is the NHS site Fit For Travel, which can provide you with up-to-date information. Don’t leave it too late as some injections need to be given well in advance of travelling. The...
  5. 5 ways to be more mindful when eating, taking inspiration from the Asian culture

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    Article by Amy Wright Mindfulness is no longer a mystical concept, with a range of apps, books and podcasts sharing top tips on how to be more mindful – which is essentially being present in the moment. So, how can we be more mindful when eating so we register what we’re eating, making us less likely to open that sharing bag of crisps? Integrative Nutrition Health Coach,  reveals how and why we should embrace the Asian culture in our quest to mindful eating: Mindful eating is a prominent part of Asian dining culture and a practice we can all incorporate into our own lives. Essentially, mindful eating is all about reducing stress, savouring the flavours of our food and enjoying healthy, balanced portions of...
  6. My experience of Nordic Walking – new activity over 50

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon   We have talked about Nordic Walking previously on Fab after Fifty, and the benefits it can bring healthwise. A couple of years ago I booked myself in for a Nordic Walking session locally. I love walking and being in the fresh air, so I thought it would be the ideal exercise for me, with the Nordic element adding the upper body element of a workout to my walks. In that particular session I could not get into the swing of Nordic Walking at all. Co-ordinating the pole action with my feet seemed like an impossible task. For some reason, although I knew that when you placed your right foot forward, that had to be coordinated with the left pole being placed...
  7. Get the Green Light for Your Heart with Your Own Blood Pressure Monitor

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    Around a third of adults in the UK have high blood pressure1, however, as new research by Braun discovered, 1 in 5 are unaware of their blood pressure measurement2.  This figure could be even higher. We track so much of our health at home today from calories and weight to daily steps, yet blood pressure is a metric that is often not considered but could in fact be one of the most important.  High blood pressure often goes undetected unless you are visiting your doctorand if not addressed, can lead to serious health problems, including heart attack, stroke and kidney failure. If caught early, simple lifestyle changes can do wonders for reducing blood pressure. Regular monitoring can help to identify triggers and allow you to...
  8. 9 Most Frequently Asked Questions by women over 50 at an STI Clinic

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    Article by Dr Elizabeth Kershaw-Yates, GP   There is an increase in the number of STIs being found in women over 50 – in the past 10 years, the number of women over 50 with STIs has doubled. There could be a number of reasons for this – STI awareness campaigns are often targeted at under 25s and may have been missed by over 50s. We spoke to Dr Lizzie at The STI Clinic to answer some of the most common questions she is asked.  1. Can I get STIs from oral sex?  Yes – gonorrhoea, genital herpes and syphilis are the most common infections transmitted through oral sex. Chlamydia, HIV, genital warts, public lice and hepatitis A, B, and C are less commonly transmitted...
  9. There’s more to yoga than being flexible!

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    Article by Annie Moore   There is a myth that yoga is only possible for those who are bendy! This could be due to the flood of yoga contortionists posting on social media. Yoga is not actually about how flexible you are, it’s about focusing more on the mind than the body. You could say it is a type of meditation through movement, where you learn to stay in the present and focus on your inner self, your soul. It’s about withdrawal of the senses and preventing the chatter of your mind – the monkey mind from taking over. I would like to show you how learning to control the breath can help you mobilise and strengthen your physical body without forcing or straining into...
  10. 10 ‘healthy’ foods that may not be as healthy as they seem

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      Planning on shedding a few pounds before your holiday this summer, or want to give your skin a youthful boost for make-up free days at the beach? It may be time to detox your kitchen cupboards for some seemingly healthy foods, which could actually be doing more damage than good to your waistline and skin.   Gluten-free packaged foods “If you’re going gluten-free, don’t be taken in. Gluten-free breads, baked goods and treats can be higher in sugar and additives and have a higher glycaemic index (they’ll spike your blood sugar more) than their gluten-containing equivalents. “A better approach to healthier baked foods – whether you’re gluten-free or not – is to make your own with recipes that use minimal sugar and alternative...
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