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  1. Staying safe and avoiding injury when you’re over 50

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      That everybody ages is a normal fact of life. It happens to everybody, and it’s something to be celebrated. Although society takes a discriminatory view of ageing bodies due to the pervasive ageism often unknowingly exhibited by the general public, the fact is that living a long life is often a privilege and something which should rightfully be recognised as the blessing that it is. However, that doesn’t mean you should be unaware of the fact that, as the years pass, your body changes. Older adults need to take more attentive care of their welfare and maintain their physiques to avoid injury as much as possible.  Below you can find some tips pertaining to the habits you should develop as you become older to...
  2. Ageing Gracefully: Ways to Stay Healthy and Happy

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    Getting older may mean embracing changes, from greying hairs to fine lines or physical limitations. Significant changes such as retirement or children leaving home are also challenging. People cope differently, and how individuals handle or grow from life’s changes is the key to ageing gracefully. Healthy and happy ageing means learning to adapt to change or even being able to reinvent oneself and learn new things to enjoy. Unfortunately, ageing becomes overwhelming to some that it brings fear and anxiety. Learn some tips on how you can age well. Maintain a healthy lifestyle Your body may require a different diet as you grow old, but it is now more important than ever to start eating healthy if you are not used to consuming balanced meals. Avoid refined carbohydrates, and load...
  3. Top 5 Habits for Successful Weight Loss

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    Weight loss is a challenge we all face, especially in midlife and beyond.  In an ever-evolving modern world, it can be very difficult to find fresh food at a good price. Fast food outlets on every corner are selling a burger for almost nothing, but a head of broccoli can be two or three times the price. It’s an issue with our supply and demand, but it’s a challenge that many people face when they try to eat healthy. With varying opinions and decades of conflicting science showing that some diets work better than others, finding what’s right for you can be a challenge. With that in mind, hands down the best method you can use to achieve greater weight loss is to influence balance whenever possible. Using a...
  4. The Importance of Core Strength

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    Many of us are well accustomed to the development of the glory muscles. Muscles like the chest, shoulders, quads and glutes will always get special attention in the gym – but how many people train their core correctly? Yes, you see others doing simple exercises like leg raises and crunches to work their “abs,” but when we say core, we mean something different. What is your core system? Think of the core as an entire muscular system that spans the entire surface of the stomach and back. The core is a system of muscles that starts at the hips and runs all the way up to the ribcage – supporting the body the entire way without fault.   With that said, many people have a very weak core which...
  5. A Simple Guide to Starting a Vegan Diet

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      One of the newest and most popular diets in the past few years has stirred up quite the discussion amongst health professionals.   A vegan diet is one that requires you to strip all and any animal products from your diet. This means no meat, dairy, eggs, or animal flavors of any kind.   Starting a vegan diet for many people can be a challenge,  not because there are no food choices, but because it is unknown and new territory that many people have never been taught about.   If you’ve been wondering how you could get started with a vegan diet, here is an easy guide to help you.   Step 1: Load Up on Fruits and Veggies   Most people start a vegan diet by looking at the “meat alternatives”...
  6. 9 Tips To Get Fit While Gardening

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    Lockdowns helped us to appreciate our gardens like never before. Confined to our homes our gardens became our saviours!  With travel plans still uncertain for this year, it would seem we are destined to spend more time in our gardens again this year – weather permitting!! Besides the obvious benefits of stress relief and good food or beautiful plants, you can also use your garden to keep you fit! Try these techniques to get fit while gardening: Grab a brush and sweep. If you see a few fallen leaves laying on the floor of your garden, grab a brush and sweep them away. Sweeping could burn as many as 200 calories per hour. Just ensure that you are sweeping hard and fast, as this will get your heart...
  7. 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...
  8. 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     ...
  9. 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. ...
  10. 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...
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