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Flourish or languish - our bodies know the truth

08/12/2016

Most of us like to see retirement as a ‘long holiday’, where we’re okay if we have enough money and just keep ourselves busy, doing, well, pretty much anything really. But retirees...

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Eat well to age well Part 1

08/12/2016

Age is a big risk factor for all chronic diseases - cardiovascular disease, cancer and autoimmune disease, including rheumatoid arthritis. But some people seem to age faster than others.

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Travel – an investment in healthy ageing

08/12/2016

Ask any potential retiree what they are most looking forward to and ‘more travel’ is sure to be uppermost on the list. It’s a familiar escape from our everyday and an expression...

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The hidden crisis of retirement: psychology at the end of work

14/04/2016

Let’s talk about work and retirement. The two go together; usually in that order.

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The great autobiography not yet written (retirees tell us life lessons for a happy and meaningful retired life)

19/02/2016

Were you ever told to read a great autobiography if you want real-life advice that works? These are typically the books of war heroes, world leaders, humanitarians, sports people (and...

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Sleep your way to better health

08/12/2015

A good night’s sleep provides a range of health benefits for the brain and the rest of the body.

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Cooking with heart and mind this Christmas

08/12/2015

With Christmas season full of traditional foods, let’s explore how we can enjoy our traditions, revitalised with foods that truly nourish our hearts and stimulate our minds.

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The 'incredible power of oldness' – knocking the stereotype of aging

18/09/2015

You probably saw the recent campaign on TV that does a wonderful job of knocking the stereotype of aging and instead celebrates...

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Oops --- I forgot to plan for vitality!

27/04/2015

An ageing body is a very different body to a youthful body. But the good news is that with care we can slow ageing and achieve optimum health and energy.

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Cut down on TV and save your mind and body

09/02/2015

We’re not saying give up TV entirely – just limit the amount of time you spend in front of it. There are a number of good reasons for us to cut back on the time spent in front of...

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Exercise for a better brain

13/01/2015

Not long ago, scientists believed that adults were not capable of making new brain cells. However scientists are now finding that exercise has remarkable effects on the brain and can...

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Envy and Gratitude

13/01/2015

Vince retired a couple of years ago with enough money to be reasonably comfortable, if not wealthy. He and his wife couldn’t afford two month European holidays, but they could afford...

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Time – how much do you have?

13/01/2015

Time; if it’s so precious, why do we waste it? Why do we float aimlessly through life like leaves in a stream? Why do we spend so much time on the trivial and so little on the major...

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Passion can show you the way

13/01/2015

Imagine what it would be like to live your passions fully, every day, every hour, every minute...

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Meditation improves your brain

28/12/2014

Harvard Research shows the brain’s structure changes after only eight weeks of mediation practice.

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Retirement: good or bad for your health?

28/12/2014

The latest research findings from Harvard School of Public Health

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Thoughts from a retirement coach … the remedy for a potential problem faced in retirement

30/10/2014

When you have a toothache what action do you take? Probably you suspect that you have a cavity or lost filling. You then visit the dentist. What does the dentist do? Probably after...

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What is real beauty?

09/10/2014

While looking at the magazines at the supermarket check-out, the thought occurred …

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Prevention is better than cure

09/10/2014

If we want to give ourselves the best chance of slowing the ageing process and enjoying good health in our later years, we need to take responsibility for our own health.

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How to keep your brain sharp

09/10/2014

World leading research in the field of neuroscience has revealed that the brain operates on a 'use it or lose it' regime.

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