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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  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. 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...
  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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