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  1. Why losing weight is harder when you’re older – and what you can do about it

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      Have you caught yourself piling on a few extra pounds as you’ve got older? Are your old dieting tricks no longer working as they did? Most people find that staying in shape gets harder with age, but this is no reason to despair. Once you understand how and why it’s happening, you’ll be better placed to tackle it effectively. Metabolic changes Everybody’s metabolism gradually slows down with age. This has some advantages – it’s one reason why elderly people are more likely to survive in the rubble after earthquakes than young, healthy people, because they can survive for longer without food. If you’re getting plenty of food, however, it can be a problem. The first course of action is to cut down your portion sizes and reduce saturated...
  2. Run, Run, as Fast as You Can! Running Safely After 50

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        Maybe you have been running for years, even most of your life.  Or perhaps you are looking for a way to stay fit and fabulous over 50.  Either way, running provides lots of health benefits and can be safe for older adults if done correctly.  You might not set the personal records or PRs of your twenties and thirties, but running is about so much more than being fast.  You can enjoy greater muscle mass, stronger bones and joints, and better cardio-respiratory fitness as you age, keeping you fabulous after 50.   Muscle Mass     ...
  3. Tips for Taking Online Exercise Classes

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    Lockdown has changed how we live and how we approach exercise. Are you struggling with making the switch to online fitness classes? Across the country,  gyms are closed and when they reopen are likely to be operating at reduced capacity. This situation is likely to continue because exercise facilities pose special health challenges due to crowded spaces and heavy breathing. Still, there are some advantages. You can say goodbye to commuting across town or waiting in line to shower. The extra privacy may be nice, too, if you feel self-conscious working out in a crowded room. If a traditional fitness class doesn’t appeal – then why not try an online dance class? Most importantly, you can get an effective workout at home. ...
  4. January Challenge Day 18: Get Up and Dance to Stay Fit and Fabulous over 50 with Video

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Here we are at Day 16 of our January challenge to help us all stay positive and fabulous over 50 as we start the year in lockdown. With the cold damp weather (or even snow!) it can be so easy to cocoon indoors and do no exercise at all.  If we want to stay Fab after Fifty doing no exercise at all really isn’t an option. When it comes to fitness it’s a case of use it or lose it. Movement is key. We are thrilled to  have a guest contributing today’s challenge. Andrea Rose was a professional dancer and she appreciates how important movement is to our overall health and wellbeing. Andrea has put together...
  5. Easy Weight Loss Tips for Achieving Your Weight Loss Goals over 50 in Lockdown

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      If you’ve tried to lose weight and failed, you’re probably thinking that it’s a mighty difficult task to accomplish. Do you feel like you’ve tried every diet out there and nothing works? While in lockdown the motivation to stick to a healthy diet to lose weight can be even harder. Don’t give up! Achieving your weight loss goals might be easier than you think! Small Changes = Big Results As you’ve no doubt noticed, weight loss isn’t a quick fix. You can’t go on a two-week diet, lose the weight, and then think that the weight will stay off for good. Even if you’re really good about following a diet at first, you’ll more than likely gain the weight back. Why? It’s because...
  6. New Year Challenge to stay Fabulous Day 2: Walk with a change of direction!

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      Time to mix things up! Do you always walk in the same direction?  Walking offers so many benefits to both general health and mindset. As many of us find ourselves working from home for increasing periods, it is good to break up the day with a dose of fresh air and a break from looking at screens. I do try to go for a walk around my village daily, but I realise that I always take the same route – coming out of my front door and turning right. I only ever see the scenery from the same perspective. So, today’s challenge is really easy. If you have a usual route , reverse it!! In my case I shall turn left and complete my circle...
  7. How to avoid gaining weight when working from home

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      You may have heard jokes about the quarantine fifteen. For many adults, spending more time at home is making them gain weight. Almost 50% of women and 25% of men said they’ve put on pounds due to COVID-19 restrictions, according to a WebMD poll. There are several reasons for this. Gyms have been closed, we are not using calories commuting, emotional eating is a convenient way to deal with boredom and anxiety. Plus, your refrigerator now remains within easy reach throughout the day and night. Learn how to keep off the quarantine weight gain. Use these tips for eating healthy, staying active, and managing stress when you’re stuck at home.   Eating Healthy:   Plan your menu. Create new routines that encourage a balanced diet. Figure out what you’re going...
  8. 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...
  9. Top 10 Intermittent Fasting Tips That Will Help You Stay on Track

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    Intermittent fasting is a regime that is gaining in popularity for both weight loss and general health.  In case you’re not familiar, intermittent fasting is an eating plan that incorporates at least 12 hours of fasting each day. Some people choose to go a few days without food, while others are content to stick to 12 hours. Intermittent fasting can be a very healthy and convenient way to eat. There are many health benefits from intermittent fasting, including weight loss, lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol, better blood sugar control, reduced inflammation, and the list goes on. It turns out that adults don’t need to eat three meals every day in order to be healthy! Consider these tips: Begin by eliminating all food intake after dinner. An easy way to wade into...
  10. 10+ Ways To Future Proof Your Body

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    Some people assume that once you reach the age of 50, your body starts malfunctioning in various ways and you’re just about ready for the scrapheap! The truth is, your body responds and reacts to how you treat it – regardless of your age. While it’s true that there is little  people can do about the ageing process, there are steps that everyone can take to keep themselves as fit and healthy as possible. With that in mind, here are some simple ways you can future-proof your body – starting from today:   1. Tone up your body It comes as no surprise that the first thing you need to do is make sure that your body is in great physical condition. If...
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