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Age Life Balance – a 4 year milestone

Four years ago this week, I launched Age Life Balance. This was a momentous occasion for me. Rarely have I felt more excited, compelled, anxious and exposed, all mixed-up together. I had become very interested in ageing – my own and that of others in general – and I’d decided to start a blog about [...]

By |2021-03-04T20:57:57+00:00March 4th, 2021|Articles, My relationship with|1 Comment

Could Hypopressives allow you to start living again?

One of the great things I discovered in 2020 was Hypopressives. You’ve not heard of Hypopressives? No, I hadn’t either. But as you may already know, I’m always keen to try out different things from a health and fitness perspective. For a month or so during the first lockdown I followed online Hypopressives training with [...]

By |2021-03-04T17:20:24+00:00February 14th, 2021|Articles, Health|0 Comments

Why January is one of my favourite months of the year

January may not be one of the obvious choices for "month of the year", but I have to admit that it’s one of my favourites. Now, it’s not for the temperature (often one of the coldest months), nor for the hours of sunlight (although getting noticeably longer by the end of the month). What’s more, [...]

By |2021-02-01T22:24:54+00:00February 1st, 2021|Articles|0 Comments

10 things I’ve learned (or reconfirmed) in 2020

The end of a year is always a good time to reflect on what’s passed. But this year it seems more poignant than ever. I’ve been looking at 10 things I’ve learned (or probably reconfirmed in all honesty) this year. 10 things I’ve learned (or reconfirmed) in 2020 By the way, many of these have [...]

By |2021-01-01T09:03:57+00:00January 1st, 2021|Articles, Mind|0 Comments

Why I love to exercise

Continuing in the My relationship with…. series, this article “Why I love to exercise” looks at my relationship with exercise.   I’ve always been a pretty active person, although not necessarily super fit. I’m not the obvious athletic type – being a mere 5ft 2. But since childhood I’ve always practiced a variety of different [...]

By |2020-11-15T21:22:57+00:00November 15th, 2020|Articles, Exercise, My relationship with|0 Comments

3 simple ways to build (& sustain) a positive mindset

The clocks have recently gone back and the days are getting increasingly short and gloomy. It’s not to say we won’t see the sun again for months, but it can often feel like this at this time of year! This is possibly going to be one of the most challenging winters we’ve faced (collectively) in [...]

By |2020-10-29T21:43:20+00:00October 29th, 2020|Articles, Mind|1 Comment

Becoming the grown-up in the relationship

My relationship with my mum Becoming the grown-up As we get older, for many of us the relationships with our parents change. At some point along the way, we stop being the child and become the grown-up instead. I’m not sure at what point this happened with my mum, but I am definitely the grown-up [...]

By |2020-10-13T20:56:55+00:00October 13th, 2020|My relationship with|1 Comment

5 things I love about Autumn

This is the first of my new series of articles entitled "My relationship with...." - watch this space over the couple months for more ? My relationship with the seasons – Autumn Autumn is here at last! I feel we’ve been blessed with more sunshine than normal this year – it wasn’t just me, was [...]

By |2020-09-29T20:03:36+00:00September 29th, 2020|Articles, My relationship with|0 Comments

This Book Could Save Your Life

This Book Could Save Your Life – Book Review I’ve recently finished reading this book and I feel so empowered, I must share it with you. I learned about Graham Lawton from the article that my dad wrote – Calorific Restriction For Healthy Ageing. So, I googled him (as you do) and saw that he’d [...]

By |2020-09-14T17:45:52+00:00September 14th, 2020|Articles, Health, Practicalities|1 Comment

Calorific restriction for successful ageing

I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I was planning to publish some articles on my parents’ ageing journeys as well as my own. This is a guest blog written by my dad. Calorific restriction for successful ageing I’m very fortunate to have remained in good health for just over 77 years. I take no [...]

By |2020-08-30T19:49:38+00:00August 30th, 2020|Health|2 Comments