The Challenges of Staying Fit in Your Fifties and Beyond
Maintaining a fitness regime is important throughout life. Whether or not you have exercised regularly over the years, once you reach your fifties and beyond, the challenges and rewards from keeping fit will become even more apparent. It really comes down to being able to adapt your fitness regime around perhaps dealing with some minor injuries, longer recovery times from exercise sessions and general feelings of apathy, which let’s face it affect us all. (more…)
Hair, the crowning glory or the unruly mop, it’s the one area of personal style that we all want to get right. Good haircuts are really pretty non-negotiable as far as I’m concerned. Good hair days really do put a spring in your step, bad ones can make you sometimes not want to leave the house. Good hair days can come along when you really have no particular need for them, bad hair days will lurk ready to pounce when you definitely don’t need them. (more…)
How to Prevent Menopausal Weight Gain – article from The Hearty Soul
This excellent and informative article addresses the issue of weight gain around the time of the menopause and illustrates that it is not the menopause that is to blame. A complex interplay of hormones needs to be kept in balance by eating the right foods and exercising on a regular basis.
Menopause – time to put Me first for a Change?
The ‘M’ word – Menopause. Not exactly readily discussed, either online or in the real world. It’s my belief that until all those glamorous thirty-something mum bloggers have fast-forwarded 20 years, their gorgeous tots morphed into gangly, awkward teens who are less instagram-friendly, and they themselves start to feel the effects of peri-menopausal hormone-withdrawal, will we really get attention lavished on the subject. I’ve searched through numerous blog posts and simply can’t find any ’10-top tips’ or ‘The Best way to Manage Your Menopause. I’m sure they exist, and there is information out there of course. It just does not seem to be a very cool topic (no pun intended for those of us feeling the heat at inconvenient times) So, I decided to produce a post about the menopause myself. (more…)