Posts in Wellness
Did You Know You Can Spot A Fad Diet At A Thousand Paces?

It's summer and some people feel the pressure to look good at this time of the year. Magazines at supermarket checkouts are not short of pictures of celebrities looking fabulous. And those diets and tips on how to lose those extra pounds or how to look great are everywhere on the internet, magazines and television. So, what should we believe? Here are ten ways to spot a fad that don't work long term.

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WellnessAndrea Ler
12 Ways To Keep Cool On A Hot Summer's Day!

We are well into summer and there has definitely been some warm days. Keeping cool when temperatures get up there isn't just about comfort. We need to be well hydrated to avoid risks of dehydration and heat-related illnesses. These tips can help you keep cool during the warm summer days.

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WellnessAndrea Ler
Looking And Feeling Good Beyond 60

According to a new poll, the best years of a woman’s life start once she is over 50, with 92% of fifty somethings surveyed saying they are, “happier than ever”. We can’t control getting older but we can control how we do it. The most important thing any woman can do as the years go by, is to maintain health and well-being. Anti-aging isn’t about trying to stay 25 forever but about looking and feeling good for the age that you are. Consider the following food and exercise tips to help feel your best.

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Eating For Menopause

Like time and tides, nothing is more certain - all women will experience menopause at some stage in their life. Symptoms vary from person to person but the most common symptoms include; hot flushes, sweating, insomnia, anxiety, poor memory and fatigue. Long term consequences linked to reduced estrogen levels can include a decline in libido, osteoporosis, heart disease and even dementia.

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Losing Weight Is Usually Not Good News When You Are 60+

Bizarrely after a lifetime on trying to lose weight for many, unintentional weight loss is relatively common among those of us who are 60 and above. Researchers have found that slightly heavier older adults have fewer health problems than those who are very thin.On the other hand of course, there are many of us who could benefit from losing some weight. If it is hard for you to move around because of aching hips or knees or your diabetes is getting worse, some weight loss may well help. Discuss this with your doctor.

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Sneaky Ways To Add Physical Activity To Your Day

The old adage “add years to your life and life to your years” couldn’t be truer than when it comes to physical activity. It really is worth dragging yourself off the couch for 20 minutes and getting moving. Your body will thank you. These days we don’t have the excuse of not wanting to miss our favorite TV show because you can either just record it or watch it online later on! Here are 6 ways to increase your daily physical activity:

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7 Ways To Keep Your Brain Sharp

Use it or lose it - keeping your brain active and healthy is essential as you age. You know the feeling of going slightly mad – you can’t find car keys (everyday), you confuse this dog with the dog that you had 20 years ago, names take longer to come to you and heaven forbid you leave home without a list. Some lifestyle tweaks can help keep cognitive decline at bay so you can continue to enjoy the things you love and keep on track with the people and the world around you. 

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