Age Life Balance focuses on enjoying a rich, satisfying and balanced life today, with an eye on tomorrow.

Self-care for seven days (and the long-term)

Seven days of self-care I’m generally fairly good at looking after myself or self-care as it seems to be termed these days. I always have at the back of my mind “Put your own oxygen mask on, before helping others”. If I’m feeling OK, then I’m much more able to be there for those around [...]

By |2018-07-11T17:30:47+00:00July 11th, 2018|Articles, Health|1 Comment

How to set and achieve your goals

How to set and achieve your goals! On Sunday I completed my first Standard distance triathlon! I appreciate that this may not be everyone’s cup of tea – especially sinking in a weedy river at 8am on a Sunday – but I wanted to share my journey for the useful lessons I’ve learned along the way [...]

By |2018-07-04T20:01:05+00:00July 4th, 2018|Articles, Mind|0 Comments

Health – Keeping safe and well during the heatwave

Health - Keeping safe and well during the heatwave After a long, cold winter, we’ve been blessed with some nice weather over the last couple of months. As we experience a ‘heatwave’ in the UK this week, there are a few things we should be aware of, and look to protect ourselves from, to keep [...]

By |2018-06-27T18:33:54+00:00June 27th, 2018|Articles, Health|0 Comments

Regular check-ups for optimal health

Regular check-ups for optimal health I feel I’ve spent too much time at the garage lately. In the same way that cars need regular servicing and MOTs to ensure they are safe and are operating effectively and efficiently, so do we. Unlike taking our cars to the garage, there isn’t a one-stop shop to deal [...]

By |2018-06-20T19:44:21+00:00June 20th, 2018|Articles, Health|0 Comments

Travel – Getting away from it all

Travel - Getting away from it all I’m drafting this week’s article from a hotel room. As a periodic traveller for business and pleasure, finding myself in a hotel isn’t that uncommon. What is unusual is that I’m away with my husband -  and no kids. We both travel independently from time to time, so [...]

By |2018-06-13T17:51:09+00:00June 13th, 2018|Articles, Travel|1 Comment

Health – Running for my life!

Health - Running for my life! Today I’m going to share one of my passions with you. I am a runner. There I’ve said it. I’ve been contemplating writing this article for a while, wondering if the topic was too exclusive or whether some readers might consider it to be too ‘smug’. But then I [...]

By |2018-06-06T19:34:15+00:00June 6th, 2018|Articles, Health|1 Comment

What makes you think you can ignore me?!

What makes you think you can ignore me?! Age Life Balance has two main aims – the first being to raise our awareness about ageing, and the second being to inspire us to take some action. I have some control over the first. I have been banging my drum for well over a year now [...]

By |2018-05-30T18:20:08+00:00May 30th, 2018|Articles, Mind|2 Comments

Spring feet – putting the spring back into your step

Spring feet – putting the spring back into your step A few months ago, I posted an article about winter hands, as my poor hands had been suffering through the long cold winter. Today’s article is about spring feet! I imagine most of us are pretty self-critical, but I’ve always thought that my feet were [...]

By |2018-05-23T18:28:10+00:00May 23rd, 2018|Articles, Health|1 Comment

Wise-up & take action – 12 money management tips

Wise-up & take action – 12 money management tips I’m sometimes asked for tips on money management. As an accountant, I’m pretty good at managing money, but I’m particularly good at managing my own. I’ll partly credit it to my upbringing, but it also stems back to when I was a student with limited resources. [...]

By |2018-05-16T18:12:14+00:00May 16th, 2018|Articles, Finance|0 Comments

Old dog new tricks – learning something new

Old dog new tricks – learning something new Ironically, even though I’m an accountant and have always been “good with numbers”, I’ve long struggled with Sudoku. It’s not like I’ve tried particularly hard with it before, but it’s something that I’ve casually attempted now and again, realised I couldn’t get my head around it, and [...]

By |2018-05-10T19:46:55+00:00May 10th, 2018|Articles, Mind|0 Comments