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

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

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

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

Health – the importance of rest & recovery

Health – the importance of rest & recovery I’m training for a triathlon and today is a ‘rest day’ in my training schedule. As I’ve been training hard this week, I welcome the break, and my body is relieved too. Rest and recovery is not limited to sports training though, it’s equally important in other [...]

By |2018-04-10T20:27:42+00:00April 11th, 2018|Articles, Health|0 Comments

Health – Nutrition for healthy ageing

I’m excited to introduce Helen Reay, Nutritional Therapist as a guest blogger this week. Below, she shares with us her top nutritional and lifestyle habits for healthy ageing. Health - Nutrition for healthy ageing The population in England is expected to rise by 12% by 2041. The biggest increase will be in the number of [...]

By |2018-03-14T19:12:42+00:00March 14th, 2018|Articles, Health|0 Comments

Health – winter hands

Health – winter hands While I’ve not got the most glamourous hands – my fingers are quite short with quite prominent knuckles – I’ve probably never given them too much thought before. Before this winter, that is. Maybe it’s been a long hard winter (it has), or maybe I’m getting older (I am), but my [...]

By |2018-03-07T20:13:04+00:00March 7th, 2018|Articles, Health|1 Comment

Health – Food: we are tomorrow, what we eat today

Health – Food: we are tomorrow, what we eat today As mentioned in the health introduction, I’m going to examine the fuel we put into our bodies in the form of food, drinks, vitamins and supplements.  Food is simple yet complex, and can help and hinder us. Many of us can probably benefit from making [...]

By |2017-12-06T21:14:26+00:00December 6th, 2017|Articles, Health|1 Comment

Excercise – Walking for Fun and Health

Exercise - Walking for Fun and Health This is the second ‘back to basics’ article, with the aim of keeping things simple. While I appreciate not everyone can walk (sadly, I count two of my own family among this number), the majority of us can, and walking is relatively accessible and easy to do. Indeed, [...]

By |2017-09-18T17:56:59+00:00September 13th, 2017|Exercise, Health|2 Comments