Self-care has become the “It” word of the decade. There are thousands upon thousands of books available that promote self-care. Self-care Sundays have become ubiquitous. And you cannot go onto social media without being bombarded by self-care memes. But what is self-care?Read More
When it comes to living healthily, it can be hard to motivate yourself to stick to a permanent routine. That’s because most of us aren’t excited by the idea of a healthy lifestyle. Eating well sounds boring, and exercise sounds like a chore. But that’s because you’re approaching a healthy routine in the wrong way. If you’re creative with the way in which you approach your daily routine then you can stick to healthy habits. These ideas might give you some inspiration.Read More
Living a healthy life can be difficult and this is especially the case when you have so much to do on a daily basis. You may feel as though you don’t have time to make a change and you may even feel as though anything you do is not going to have an impact on your life. This is not the case at all, and sometimes a simple change is all you need to really lead a healthier life.Read More
We should avoid feeling stressed in our day to day lives as much as possible. It has been found that stress can have profoundly negative impacts on our body, mood, and behavior! Common effects of stress on the body include:
● Muscle Tension
● Chest PainRead More
Let’s face it. We live in a world that tries to tell us that by the time we hit midlife, we are worthless and irrelevant. Some people believe we are invisible; that we have no influence; and that the best part of our lives is behind us. Nothing could be further from the truth.Read More
So now that fall is pretty much here, and winter isn’t far off, and if you enjoy a cozy night; you’ll be thrilled. There are plenty of ways that the colder seasons can bring joy and happiness; even if you’re mourning the loss of summer, you can still do the little things that will make the most out of the colder days and long, chilly nights.Read More
Our senses help us to understand and navigate the world. While each holds an important survival-based premise, we have also learned to use each of our senses to endow ourselves with a sense of pleasure. This is why maintaining good senses is extremely important. Not only do they allow us to live a safe and healthy life, but they can help us to live a full life too! Let’s take a look at a few of our senses, their purposes, and how to maintain them!Read More
It’s true to say that as you age, your body changes. Some of the health issues that you’re likely to experience you will already be aware of. Alzheimer’s disease, for instance, is now a common topic in various types of media. Others though may be a little more unexpected and you could be unprepared for these issues. Let’s look at a few and make sure you are aware of health changes that can impact you as you age.Read More
When you’re young and relatively healthy, it doesn’t do much harm to neglect certain areas of your health. Of course, it is important that you take care of your mental and physical wellbeing from a young age, but, you can generally bounce back from whatever troubles come your way. Unfortunately, the same can’t always be said when you get a little older. Although ill health doesn’t always come with aging, you are left at a heightened risk, which means you need to be a bit more careful. With that in mind, here are five health mistakes you shouldn’t make.Read More
Why is it that many people believe their fitness must decline as they age? The fact is, you don’t just have to get older and wiser. If you want to become the best version of yourself, it’s totally possibly to become older and fitter, too.
Each person will have a different starting point, but whether you’re a total beginner in fitness or you’ve been doing bits for a while doesn’t matter. You can become fitter if you challenge yourself as you age. How? Read on for some tricks and suggestions!Read More
We are at the forefront of a new generation. A generation for whom life begins not at 40 but at 50. A generation who refuse to consign themselves to a life of servitude and subjugation. A generation that isn’t quite ready to get out of the way and let the younger people have all the fun. As society awakens to the fact that, hey, perhaps women over 50 can still be a formidable force to be reckoned with, many of us struggle when it comes to reconciling our beliefs and our attitudes to the way in which our bodies are changing.Read More
On the way to mid-life, certain physical changes are inevitable. In fact, you could say they’re necessary. After all, you would struggle to cope in your adult life if your eighteen-year-old body. A young body wouldn’t even be able to deal with having kids, or the physical demands that brings. So, you need to accept that, over the years, your hips will widen and your shape will change. Equally, you can’t do anything (aside from artificial coloring), to stop your hair from going grey over the years. That’s just a part of life, albeit one many people now try to avoid.Read More
How often do you hear people talk about committing to a better, healthier lifestyle? You’ve probably talked about it yourself. Or maybe you have already embraced it. As you evaluate this midlife stage you begin to see how important it is to take care of yourself and reevaluate your habits. Thanks to the internet and science becoming more sophisticated, it has become much easier to learn and incorporate healthy habits into your life. There are so many resources that can help people change the way they look, and most importantly, feel.
However: one thing you don’t often hear, is how committing to a healthier lifestyle can be dangerous. Are you ready for the scary truth?
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Money can be a source of stress and worry for a lot of people. It can lead to sleepless nights. Many of us recognize that feeling: when you have knots in your stomach because you don’t know how you are going to pay your next utility bill. It’s a situation no one wants to be in. Whether you are starting out in your career earning little money while trying to pay student loans, or going into retirement and seeing your income drop, or any stage in between, it is a reality for a lot of people today.Read More
2018 has been the year of self-care for me. But sometimes that concept can seem overwhelming. But making positive changes can happen one day at a time. Today could be the day you start to positively change your life. So stop procrastinating and start thinking about what you can do. Perhaps, you could have a day like this one……Read More
Keeping your skin looking fresh and healthy as you age becomes harder. The environment and genetics both play a part in how our skin ages but if we choose to disrupt the aging process there are a number of options to choose from.
First, let’s look at how our face ages. We tend to focus on wrinkles and sagging but other changes also occur as we get older. For example, our foreheads appear bigger as our hairline recedes. It’s not your imagination, your ears are actually getting larger as the cartilage in them grows. And it’s not just your jowl that sags, the tip of your nose may also start to droop as the connective tissue along the cartilage weakens. Thus, making it appear longer.Read More
So often we focus solely on the challenges of mid-life. There certainly are plenty. But there is so much joy in mid-life too. I was reminded of this recently while attending my son's thesis defense for his Ph.D.Read More
I love to eat. Other than fashion, it is my favorite hobby. My love for food naturally developed into a love for cooking. I'm certainly not a chef but I have a knack for putting together fun and tasty meals. A handy skill when you have 2 picky children.Read More