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  1. Video: How do we relieve the symptoms of the menopause? Dr Marilyn Glenville talks about Hot Flushes and Night Sweats

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon With so much misinformation out in the market regarding the menopause, I’m delighted to bring the first in a series of video interviews with the UK’s leading women’s nutritionist , and author of Natural Solutions to Menopause, Marilyn Glenville. In this video Marilyn discusses: How to relieve key symptoms of the menopause What causes hot flushes The triggers for hot flushes and how to avoid them What causes night sweats The effect of hormones on the menopause How to alleviate symptoms of the menopause with herbal supplements and lifestyle changes. Video: How to manage symptoms of the menopause   Transcript: Ceri: Hi. With me today I’ve got Marilyn Glenville with me and Marilyn is the UK’s leading nutritionist in women’s health. So, Marilyn, thank you very much talking to Fabafterfifty today. Marilyn: And nice  to speak to you, Ceri. Ceri:...
  2. Video: Make-up tutorial for women over 50 – how to have younger looking eyes

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Part of our  ‘How to Look Younger with Make-up’ series. As we age we tend to lose definition around our eyes, our brows thin, eyes can become hooded, dark circles become more pronounced, eyelashes become shorter and thinner. All is not lost. Just a few simple tweaks to your make-up routine can really make a difference in our 50s. How to add definition to the eyes How to make lashes and brows appear fuller How to make the whites of the eyes look whiter How to conceal dark circles disappear How to soften crows feet Open up the whole eye area Where to apply eyeshadow and eyeliner How to have younger looking eyes with makeup video   Products Used: Daniel Sandler Invisible Radiance Foundation and Concealer Naked2 Eye pallette by Urban Decay Colour Wow Root Cover (used for...
  3. What is a Raw Food Diet? Video Interview with raw food chef Gabriela Lerner

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Gabriela Lerner joins Fab after Fifty to talk about The Raw Food Diet in the first of a series of interviews and articles where Gabriela will be sharing her expertise and recipes. As many of us become more aware of the impact of diet on our health in our 50s , the raw food diet is one which many of our readers have said they are looking to explore. In our first interview we ask Gabriela: What is the Raw Food Diet? How much variety is there if you follow a raw food diet? How much flavour do you have in the raw food diet – can you still have food that’s spicy? What are the health benefits of a raw food diet? How do you start a raw food diet? Do you...
  4. Conversations with twenty women over 60 – why they were important

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    Article by Sarah Dale The author of Bolder and Wiser shares her story behind the book. I’m 49. I’ve hit the menopause early. My children are growing up fast. I have a sense that I’ve barely started with my career. At the same time, my parents are ageing, my hair is going grey and the phrase time flies doesn’t even begin to describe what seems to be happening. So why spend hours seeking out women at least ten years older than I am, transcribing the conversations and writing a book about it? Isn’t there something more pressing to do? I am a psychologist and author. I love psychology and I love writing. I have been interested in both all my life, whether these activities are paying the bills or not (it’s good when they do)....
  5. How to Stop Blaming and Start Changing

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    Article by Adrian Kirk Are you the kind of person that makes change happen or do you hope that someone else will do it? Gandhi famously said: “Be the change you want to see in the world”. If we want something in our own world to be different, then we mustn’t wait for others to change it for us; we must be willing to take action ourselves. I’m sure you’ve heard people complaining about things they experience around them: queues in the doctor’s surgery, local government building plans, the behaviour of young people these days; we’re good at talking about these things but how willing are you to change them? We’re quick to blame external sources and circumstances: the system, family, the weather; you name it we’ve become well practised at placing blame on external factors. But what...
  6. Inspirational quotes for women over 50 Part 2

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon More inspirational quotes to inspire you throughout the day. I get so many requests from people who share the daily quotes on our Facebook page to pull them together in one place. Here’s part one with 10 inspirational quotes about life, age, friendship and beauty to keep you going. Why have a Bad Day when you can have a Good day? ~ Dr Murad ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The cheapest facelift is a smile  ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————- Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. Dreams are forever ~ Walt Disney ...
  7. Women over 50 are worried about what the future holds when it comes to employment prospects.

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon I was at The Young at Heart Show over the weekend and got to meet a lot of Fab after FIfty readers face to face – which was great. As I chatted to hundreds of women over the 2 days there was a recurring theme in many of the conversations.  Nobody was talking about wrinkles or grey hair – but many women in their 50s and 60s were concerned about what their financial  future would hold.   Many women had found themselves divorced and either had been made redundant or thought they might be, and were concerned about how they would cope financially – especially in the context of having seen their retirement age increase as a result of recent changes in legislation. As one said – ‘I thought I could...
  8. Does size matter? Not when it’s the size on your label!

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    Article by Judith Brady When I’m working with my clients I’m always encouraging them to forget about what the label says and just concentrate on getting clothes that fit them well. It sounds so easy and yet while on holiday earlier this year I was severely tested – could I practise what I preach? I was in Florida and had decided that I wanted a white dress. Not usually a colour I go for but with a great tan sometimes only white will do! When I found a lovely cotton white shift dress with a low scoop neckline front and back made of a lovely modern sort of broderie anglaise I was thrilled. I would have happily paid full price for it as it was just what I wanted but it was...
  9. Is 53 the age when we see ourselves as Middle Aged?

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon As I am currently 53 of course I had to take note of the latest lifestyle study. Although I’m not sure I have actually encountered many – if any – of the top 40 signs of middle age? Brits don’t actually hit ‘middle age’ until they turn 53, research has shown. A lifestyle study of 2,000 men and women found attitudes towards hitting the middle of our years are rapidly changing. Rising life expectancy and healthier lifestyles mean the average person now feels it’s not until well into our fifties that we begin the downward curve. Less divide between the age groups was cited as a big contributor, with social media sites and lives led increasingly online blurring the lines between young and old. The research, commissioned by Benenden Health,...
  10. What are the best products for longer lashes and thicker brows as we age? Video review

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     Article by Ceri Wheeldon As we get older our lashes tend to look shorter, and feel coarser, and our brows tend to thin. So are there are products in the market that can address this? Fortunately there are. There is a whole range of products to stimulate lash and brow growth – with various price points ranging from just a few pounds to some requiring a more significant investment. I’ve picked out a range to suit most budgets. Some I’ve tried myself and others have been tested by Fab after Fifty readers. Meanwhile, the lashes and brow product review video is featured below. If you have tried any of the products featured yourself, please add your comments below. Enjoy!     Lash Enhancers M2 Beaute £125 Rivitalash £75 EyeCandy xlr8 £19.99 Revitalash Eyelash conditioner...
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