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  1. Stay fabulous over 50: Why Social Interaction is so important- Phone a Friend

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon   Did you know that loneliness is worse for your health than smoking? Isolation can lead to depression, poor sleep quality, obesity, decline in cognitive function, increased risk of heart disease and stroke. In fact loneliness can increase your risk of death by 26% , and has the equivalent impact on your health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Today , more than ever, the pandemic and its restrictions are leading to more people being physically isolated than ever before. The impact on mental health can be enormous. Lonely is not being alone, it’s the feeling...
  2. January challenge: Self Care Tips to stay Fabulous over 50

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon   After such a prolonged period of lockdowns, isolation and uncertainty, we are all carrying an underlying  level stress that we don’t usually experience in our everyday lives. Add possible home schooling and concern for elderly parents into the mix and we have recipe for burnout. I know that I am finding the current lockdown far harder than the previous ones – the cold weather and shorter days make it far harder than the summer lockdown where at least I could spend time in the garden- and look forward to a weekend of reading in the garden while having a glass of rose wine! “Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others.” Christopher Germer ...
  3. New Year Challenge Day 10 to Stay Fabulous Over 50 in Lockdown: Learn to Say No

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    Challenge set by Ceri Wheeldon   “You can be a good person with a kind heart and still say no.” Lori Deschene It is so easy to get overwhelmed and spread ourselves too thin. How often do you agree to do something through obligation and later regret the decision? As women we are natural caretakers and it can be so easy to put ourselves at the back of the queue when it comes to  investing ourselves. We hate to disappoint and it can be so easy to step in to help others when asked in spite of the pressure it might place ourselves under.  If you are constantly behaving as a people pleaser it can be easy to let your boundaries get blurred...
  4. New Year Challenge Day 8 to Stay Fabulous Over 50 in Lockdown: Get Up Earlier

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon What would you do with an extra hour each day? “Wake up an hour early to live an hour more.” – Unknown Welcome to Day 8 of our January Challenge. Being Fabulous over 50 is about how we live and feel not just how we look. How we plan our day can make a tremendous difference to our health and mindset! Are you a morning or evening person? Apparently 40% of us are morning larks and 30% night owls with the rest somewhere in between. I definitely fit into the night owl category – and have quite an elaborate morning alarm system to make sure I am up, ready and at my desk by about 8:30.  I am the type that puts the...
  5. New Year Challenge Day 7 to Stay Fabulous Over 50 in Lockdown: Have a PJ Day!

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    Challenge set by Julia Rees Welcome to day 7 of the “New Year New You” Challenge, and here is your challenge for tomorrow. We are posting each challenge the evening before so that you have time to prepare your outfit/ your challenge ahead of time. Taking time out to unwind and destress is essential to our wellbeing. Self care is very different to being selfish! As we cope with yet another lockdown, we are all under an unprecedented level of stress – some are having to juggle homeschooling with working from home, while others are having to deal with living in total isolation. Give yourself permission to switch off!  If pyjamas help you to get into relax mode so much the better...
  6. 4 Ways to Get Away From Beach Body Anxiety Over 50

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      Who doesn’t love going to the beach, sinking your toes into the sand, and listening to the gentle lapping of the surf on the shore? It’s safe to say that (almost) everybody can benefit from a day at the beach. However, no matter how much you love the fresh ocean air, there is always that nasty, niggling anxiety that worms its way into your head and won’t shut up for the trip. This can put you off from visiting your favorite place in the world. But it doesn’t need to. Here are four ways to get away from beach body anxiety and get your confidence back.  Pick the Right Outfits  If you’re going to the beach, you want to strip down to your bathing suit...
  7. Connecting: Margo Krasne in her 80s talks about the value of friendship over 50

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    By Margo T Krasne  I don’t know how many times over the last nine months—for that matter the last two years—I  have uttered the words, “What would I do without you?” I have said it to friends of long  standing. Said it to people with whom in the past I’d get together now and then but who have  come back into my life on a more regular basis. That those words turned out to be the title I  would eventually choose for my book of short stories was pure happenstance. My words weren’t  said lightly. I truly had—correction—have no idea as to how I would have gotten through these  last years if they hadn’t all been there.  You see in a few weeks, as of this writing,...
  8. Finding the words to understand a loved one’s terminal diagnosis

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    Article by Dr Esther Ramsay-Jones      On Christmas Day 2017, on my husband’s suggestion, we bought my mother a Dictaphone to record her memories and her life. Having taught English for many years, and being a relentless storyteller and chatterbox, Mum always had a lot to say. The following year, on Boxing Day 2018, she was rushed into hospital, having lost her speech, mumbling semblances of words that had once so easily flowed from her. ‘During that dislocating, jumbled time where words combined with other words to form sounds that no one around her could comprehend, one thing was clear and she repeated it with whatever half-words she could: this woman, with her determined, forceful spirit, did not want to survive without language. Though noises came, she had been rendered...
  9. Top 6 New Year’s Resolutions You Should Make to Make 2021 Your Best Year

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      The holidays are in full swing mode, and the New Year is fast approaching. While 2020 has been a challenging year due to the COVID-19 pandemic that disrupted plans globally, 2021 offers a glimmer of hope to bid farewell to the nightmarish year. Having been locked down in our homes, limiting social interactions, and making calculated movement during our daily routine, 2020 also allowed us to reflect on our priorities and make tangible goals for 2021. To make the best of it, here are some ideas that can inspire your resolutions. Get fit and stay healthy Your fitness goals have probably been on your to-do-list for many years, but you either start and never push through,...
  10. Live life to the full over 50: Leave the Waiting Room of Your Life

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    Article by Christine Foley  You know, I have this suspicion that most people actually waste their best years waiting for something to happen to them that will make them happy and that they accept that that is just the way it is. I think that the majority of people believe that the best they deserve is to feel reasonably OK with things the way they are. It so often seems like everyone is waiting: Waiting to be ready Waiting for the right time Waiting to feel confident Waiting for the children to leave home Waiting until the New Year Waiting until things are more certain Waiting until we’ve finished whatever project we’re on with right now so that we can fully concentrate on doing what we really want to do: waiting for...
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