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

Mind – Embrace change to stay youthful

Embrace change to stay youthful Like many people, I tend to be a creature of habit in some respects of my life. This can be useful – it can make life more predictable, comfortable and efficient – in particular when developing and keeping good habits. It can arguably make dropping bad habits harder. As many [...]

By |2018-09-26T17:48:06+00:00September 26th, 2018|Articles, Mind|1 Comment

Life too serious? Time for more fun!

Life too serious? Time for more fun! It recently dawned on me that I had become way too serious. It’s not that my life doesn’t contain enjoyable parts, but fun didn’t seem too high on the agenda - and fun and enjoyment are not the same. Over the last few weeks I’ve been embarking on [...]

By |2018-08-22T21:44:18+00:00August 22nd, 2018|Articles, Mind, Youthfulness|3 Comments

Life changing journey – Getting rid of excess weight

Life changing journey - Getting rid of excess weight This week, I met up for a long-overdue chat with a lady I’d met at the beginning of the year. We initially met through a mutual friend and had got chatting about this and that. Pam is a bubbly, attractive looking lady in her mid-50s. I [...]

By |2018-08-15T18:49:55+00:00August 15th, 2018|Articles, Health, Youthfulness|1 Comment

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 |2018-07-18T04:49:52+00:00July 11th, 2018|Articles, Health|1 Comment

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

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

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

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