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  1. 10 Ways To Take Better Care Of Your Health

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      It used to be that we would typically only think about our health if something went wrong. Our approach to health was to cure rather than prevent illness. It was very much about reacting to negative symptoms and situations.  Taking care of your health became a serious business. If you were actively looking to improve your health, it was typically because there was something wrong with you. These days, we know so much more about health and how to actively improve your health, at any age, and at any time.  There is so much more information available at our fingertips via the internet, and even employers recognise that there are benefits to them in providing wellbeing programmes to create a healthy environment for employees to work...
  2. How to Lose Weight Over 50 Without Dieting

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    Article by Dr Marilyn Glenville   Many of us gain weight in midlife and look to lose those extra pounds in our 50s.  Dr Marilyn Glenville  talks about a more natural approach to weight loss. Get realistic about dieting – “When you diet it’s not always easy to know when to stop.  Dieting can easily become a way of life and it’s possible to feel ‘naked’ or ‘unprotected’ when you aren’t actively on a diet. Unfortunately, this mind-set can make you set unrealistic goals. Aiming to shed every last pound of what you consider excess fat makes the hurdle simply too high to jump, not just in terms of will power but in health terms, too. Remember those  ‘perfect’ models? Don’t even think about trying to emulate them. Very few...
  3. Top Ten Questions About a Plant Based Diet Answered

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    Article by Keith Squires Keith Squires has been touring Australia to launch his new book, Cooking with Love. He has put together the top ten questions he has been asked about a plant based diet. Millions of people are eating more plant based foods or becoming vegan. It is the biggest food trend at the moment. The numbers of vegans have doubled in just a few years and are set to rise further still. It’s not just a trend it’s a food revolution. Restaurants, food chains and manufacturers are rushing to keep up. It’s particularly popular with the younger generation who are getting lots of information and recipes from social media. Also the over 50’s are looking for natural ways too to boost their health and vitality. I have been teaching vegetarian,...
  4. Just A Few Reasons Why Good Health May Depend on Your Gut

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    We all care a lot about our health, especially when we reach our fifties. With the rise of an almost-infinite number of different fitness programs, diet regimens, and services dedicated to providing medical screening tests, it certainly seems like the majority of us are willing to go to some pretty great lengths in order to ensure that we are performing and feeling our best, and are also spared the tragedy of serious illness. But, until recently, whenever people spoke about effective health practices, the gut was never mentioned – or, at least not in any more than a passing manner. Today, however, everything has changed. Research conducted in the last few years has increasingly revealed the incredible complexity and power of our guts – and the...
  5. Tips for Working out For the Very First Time

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      Getting or staying fit over 50 is essential . Working out for the first time can be an exciting experience, but it can also be very daunting as well, especially if you haven’t stepped into a gym or class in decades.  You may feel as though there are so many things that you need to know, and that you also need to plan out your goals. This can be difficult to say the least, but there are a few things that you can do to make the whole thing easier on yourself. Choose some Good Training Shoes The very first thing that you should be doing is investing in a good pair of high-quality training shoes. If you are not quite sure how to do this then go into a...
  6. How to improve your Posture: Interview with Posture Queen Maria de Sousa

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon So much of our health is within our own control. I interviewed Posture Queen, Maria de Sousa, about the benefits of good posture, and how we can improve it. It’s never too late! What is good posture? Good posture is when we organise the body in a way that allows us to move freely and without strain from one position to the other. In other words is to be ready for life. Why is good posture important ?  The most important thing about caring for how you hold yourself and move is to prevent misalignments and imbalances in the body. These in the long run will turn into discomfort and pain. Remember that inside your chest are all your vital organs and if they...
  7. Does Staying Healthy As We Age Have To Be So Much Work?

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    We all want to be healthier. We want to be fitter, to maintain a good weight, to be less prone to disease, and better equipped to fight whatever issues we come up against. However, we don’t have the time for continual appointments with the doctor, especially as we get older. However, it doesn’t have to be such a hassle to ensure that we’re taking good care of ourselves. Here are a few methods to make a healthy life much more manageable. Take care of yourself It might sound like very obvious advice, but the better you take care of your body, the less likely you are to develop the chronic conditions that can make your healthcare schedule a lot busier. ...
  8. Karen transforms her health and her life in her 60s by taking up fitness and a healthier lifestyle

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon   When I posted a question in our Fab after Fifty Facebook community , about what epitomised being ‘Fabulous over 50’ there were some truly inspirational responses. One was from Karen Robertson, who at 63, started a fitness regime, and now 65 she has lost nearly 4 stone and gone from a size 22 to a size 12. This is how Karen responded to the question: “For me it is being fab after 65 – I was overweight and very unfit all through my 50’s resulting in two hip replacements, type 2 diabetes and HBP. Last Feb when I was 63 I was size 22 and 15.5 Stone I...
  9. Health over 50: Top tips for better energy

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    Tips from Susan Scott We recharge our phones, put petrol in our car, but forget about boosting our own energy. Why do you think this is? Susan Scott, author of Life Force offers her top tips for creating more energy. By building healthy habits into your life you lay the foundations to optimise your energy. Add vegetables to your dinner plate, take the stairs rather than the lift, manage the triggers that cause you distress; simple changes can soon become embedded and become the norm.   Tip 1:    Make time to eat.  Having three meals a day with a healthy snack in the morning and afternoon will balance your blood sugar levels. Tip 2:    Eat good complex carbohydrates such as oats, wholegrains and brown rice.  Carbs are the fuel required...
  10. The Fast 800 Diet: Dispelling the myth that breakfast is the most important meal of the day

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Dr Michael Mosley took the dieting world by storm when he introduced the 5:2 diet.  ‘Fasting’ for two days a week, while eating a balanced calorie controlled diet the rest of the week was the key to losing weight- and reducing blood sugar levels and visceral fat. In his latest book , The Fast 800, Dr Mosley has updated the original 5:2 diet, increasing the number of calories on fasting days to 800 a day, and basing the diet on the  Mediterranean way of eating – so no food groups (or wine) are off the menu! An additional optional  element he has introduced is ‘Time Restricted Eating’, where you essentially ‘fast’ on a daily basis, restricting your eating...
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