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  1. 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...
  2. How to cut and colour your hair in lockdown and what steps hair salons are taking to be safe when they reopen

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon In this episode of the Midlife Real Life Chat show, we asked Jason and Tony of Smith and Cullen in Windsor all of your pressing questions about hair, from how to look after it during the remainder of Lockdown (condition, cut and colour) to what we can expect when hairdressers reopen. A visit to the hair salon will be very different to how it was just a few months ago. This was a fun and informative session. I am joined again by fellow panellists make-up artist Jo Jewett and stylist and brand consultant Maggie McMillan. These are just some of the questions we asked: What is the best thing we can do for our hair in lockdown Is it OK to use home colour kits – will it affect how professional products will work later? Best way to cover roots – grey hair and blondes How to...
  3. What can you expect to see on the NEW Fab after Fifty Chat show? Midlife Real Life

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon   What can you expect to see on the NEW Fab after Fifty Chat show? We will be talking all things MidLife Real Life. I am joined by regular panelists stylist and brand consultant Maggie McMillan, and makeup artist Jo-Anne Jewitt. As we move forward we will have a variety of guests talking all things midlife, including career,  exercise, face yoga, nutrition, confidence. In our first episode we chat all things makeup over 50 – and how to avoid some common mistakes. We also chat about going grey, the impact of lockdown, and share some of our hero products with you. Curiously Maggie’s hero product is a spoon! The mind boggles, but she does explain why it is part of her beauty routine ?   The show is very informal, but we hope you will find it fun and informative. We would love...
  4. Interview with Dr Louise Pendry on Challenging Perceptions of Age and her New Book Grandmas Can’t Trampoline

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    The podcast is also available to listen on iTunes Dr Louise Pendry of Exeter University talk to Ceri Wheeldon of Fab after Fifty on how we are influenced by stereotypes of ageing, and how our impressions of ageing are formed from a very young age. Her new book Grandmas Can’t Trampoline is written for young girls , to help combat the normal stereotypes they already have when it comes to negative perceptions of ageing. ...
  5. Podcast: Interview with Dr Louise Pendry on Managing the Menopause in the Workplace and the Benefits of a Menopause Cafe

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        Dr Louise Pendry of Exeter University talks to  Ceri Wheeldon of Fab after Fifty about positive and constructive ways to manage the menopause in the workplace, based on her experience of setting up a menopause cafe, and putting together a menopause guidance policy for her own workplace. You can also listen on iTunes  Scroll down for full transcript Dr Louise Pendry can be contacted via her university email address l.f.pendry@exeter.ac.uk   Full transcript: Interview with Dr Louise Pendry on Managing the Menopause in the Workplace and the Benefits of a Menopause Cafe Hello. And...
  6. Podcast with Marie Fraser: Divorce over 50 getting to know yourself

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        Available on itunes If you want to listen on itunes here’s the link 🙂 Ceri Wheeldon of Fab after Fifty talks to coach and therapist Marie Fraser, who works with women to help rebuild their lives following divorce. This is the first in a series of interviews. Marie talks about why it is so important to understand what you like and want in life as you transition from being part of a couple to being single. Why it is important to let go of your past life and plans as...
  7. Podcast with Make-Up Trainer Jo Jewitt, on how Great Make Up can Transform your Confidence over 50

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    Available to listen on itunes Ceri Wheeldon of Fab after Fifty chats to make-up trainer Jo Jewitt of the Make-Up Training Company about how great Make Up can boost confidence over 50 and help midlife women look and feel fabulous. In the past Jo has worked her magic on Princess Di, Bette Midler, Barbra Streisand and Madonna. Today Jo wants all women to have the tools and techniques to transform their make-up in just 5 minutes using just 9 products in 9 steps. ...
  8. Podcast with Ntathu Allen on the Benefits of Yoga and Meditation for Midlife Women

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    Available to listen to on itunes Ceri Wheeldon of Fab after Fifty interviews Ntathu Allen  of Yoga Inspires You about the benefits yoga and meditation can bring to midlife women. We talk about the different types of yoga and the benefits How to get started Why you don’t have to be ‘bendy’ to do yoga. Some simple yoga and meditation exercises you can do straight away to feel calmer, less stressed and more centred. How simple things such as brushing your teeth with the opposite hand can help you be more ‘mindful’. Helpful links to...
  9. Podcast with Mind and Body Expert Susan Scott on How to Have More Energy and Improve your Work Life Balance

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            Also available on itunes In this podcast episode  I interview mind and body expert Susan Scott , author of the book Life Force. In this episode Susan talks about why we feel constantly tired The role technology plays in ongoing fatigue How we can best avoid stress How we can create more energy How to create a more positive mindset The role of diet and exercise in creating more energy and balance in life 3 top tips to improve energy   Read Full Transcript: Full episode transcript : Interview with Mind...
  10. Podcast with award winning Helen Matthews on career reinvention: Leaving corporate life to be a full time writer

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      Available on iTunes: Link Helen Matthews left corporate life to live her dream of becoming a successful novelist. In this podcast Helen talks about how she transitioned from full time employment to writing for a living and the issues she had to address How she came up with the idea for her first book which involved intensive research into the topic. Having the confidence to base her second novel in elements of her own experience How characters develop and ‘speak’ to the writer Topics brought to life in her novel  – various types of...
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