Is the menopause stopping you from concentrating ?

“Meditation and Concentration are the way to a Life of Serenity” ~ (Baba Ram Dass). But many a menopausal woman feels far from serene as she battles with the problem of trying to concentrate which frequently occurs during the perimenopause, the transitional period before menopause. Some women worry in case this lack of concentration isContinue reading “Is the menopause stopping you from concentrating ?”

Incontinence problems?

I’m in my mid-sixties and frequently have the urge to “spend a penny” during the day and night. It’s getting to the stage where I have to plan when I go out socially dependant on where the nearest available toilet is to avoid embarrassing accidents. I suppose incontinence comes with age but is there anythingContinue reading “Incontinence problems?”

Modern Grandparenting

It could be said mature folk are “chronologically advantaged” because we have so much to offer, not least of which is experience! Many people age well and maintain strong bodies in later life having regularly looked after their health over the years. We’ve certainly no control over our destined life span, but we do haveContinue reading “Modern Grandparenting”

Be Happy, Healthy and Wise

Fitness is an attitude of mind; I believe “Age is mind over Matter” and if you don’t mind it doesn’t matter! Ageing is inevitable, a depressing thought and nothing we can do about it, or is there? No, we can’t add years to life but we can add “life” to the years we have! Maintaining good health enables us to pursue ambitions, hopes and dreams with many older people continuing to lead interesting lives. Feeling well helps us enjoy the increase in longevity by giving us a sense of wellbeing, relaxation and confidence.

Feeling Stressed? Then Find A Hobby And Learn to Relax!

Far too many of us living in large cities or busy communities find ourselves leading fast and furious lives. With ever more competitive working conditions some run the risk of becoming stressed, anxious or depressed resulting in a decreasing quality of life, sleep disturbance, drug and alcohol abuse, and poor performance. Stress can, and will at some point in many peoples lives take a heavy toll on our minds and bodies, with acute stress having an adverse effect on our health. Stress can suppress our immune functions and lead to a possible increase of infections and ailments, including hypertension, digestive disturbances, heart disorders and other distressing conditions which could shorten our life expectancy.

Healthy midlife

Talk with girlfriends approaching midlife and inevitably “Midlife Crisis” is mentioned!  Many women still think midlife and menopause signals decline; weight gain and loss of fitness but it needn’t be a time of despondency if we understand the ageing process.  For those women in their 40’s and 50’s this should be a time to adoptContinue reading “Healthy midlife”