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The Best City Breaks For Seniors

For many of us, we spent our working lives dreaming of retirement, and our retirement dreams included traveling the world and seeing new cities. Having the means and the time to travel is a wonderful feeling, but the world is an overwhelming place! There are countless amazing places to visit, and choosing which one can […]

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Simple recipe swaps for health

When it comes to making your favourite recipes, it can be tempting to load your home made treats with butter, sugar and salt. After all, we’ve all been told that these ingredients are necessary if we want our meals and puddings to be delicious! However, if you want to eat better and cut down on […]

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Yoga, pilates, tai chi – which stretching exercises are best for you?

As we age, our muscles, tendons and ligaments can get tight and sore, meaning that our mobility is adversely affected. Many people turn to stretching exercises when they want to overcome this affect of ageing, and your doctor may have recommended one or all of the following – yoga, pilates or tai chi. That said, […]

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Winter warmers: Healthy warming foods

As the winter drags on and the weather continues to be grim, rainy and cold, it is a good time to start focusing on warming your body from the inside out. While some people immediately think of rich puddings and hot whiskey toddies, warming foods do not have to be laden with calories or alcohol. […]

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Fermented foods and healthy ‘gut’ bacteria

  Fermented foods are a vital part of the cuisines of many nations and cultures around the world, but new research shows that they may do more than just pack a flavourful punch. Naturally fermented foods have been shown to include a hefty dose of friendly ‘gut’ bacteria that has been touted as being good […]

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Staying healthy this festive season

With Christmas right around the corner, many of us are starting our festive shopping for gifts, home decorations, and delicious food and drink. Bedecking the house with twinkling lights is an annual tradition, but for many of us having one too many ‘cups of cheer’ and helpings of decadent treats is an equally vaunted tradition! […]

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Walking for fun, exercise and wellbeing

No matter how old (and young at heart) we are, a dose of daily exercise is often just what the doctor ordered when it comes to staying healthy, fit and on top of our mental faculties. That said, the marathons or gym sessions of your younger days might now be too strenuous and even dangerous […]

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Juicing 101 – Explore this healthy trend

We all know that it is a good idea to include more fruits and vegetables into our diet, as they provide our bodies with much needed fibre, hydration, vitamins and minerals. The suggestion of ‘5 a day’ from the NHS seems like a reasonable place to start, but did you know that only 1 in […]

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Tips for Ageing with confidence and good health

  It’s not all about what age you are, it’s how healthy and happy you are and enjoy living a longer, more positive life. Here we discuss the best ways to keep you looking and feeling as sharp as possible, no matter of that silly number called age. Eat right, drink right, feel alright! We’ve […]

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How to Prepare for Autumn

  As the days begin to shorten, the late summer flowers have bloomed and we can soon expect a gradual fall in temperature. That’s right, Autumn is on its way and whilst it brings some fantastic colours, the late season also brings illnesses, cold weather and poor conditions. So, how can we all prepare for […]