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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 15 Tips to Lose Weight Post Lockdown

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      Lockdown has presented a huge adjustment for all of us. Many have found that this adjustment is reflected in our waistlines! As we emerge into our new normality, with restaurants, hotels and hairdressers (thank goodness!!) , how can we motivate ourselves to have our weight return to normal as well?   If you’re like many women, you begin your diet with great enthusiasm. You drink protein smoothies and turn down desserts. However, as the weeks go by, you find yourself making more excuses and shedding fewer pounds.   Jumping from one popular diet plan to another is likely to yield the same results until you build sustainable motivation.   It’s important to change your thinking to prevent old habits from creeping back. Consider keeping a variety of strategies in your...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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....
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
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