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Solutions for Health Problems as You Age.

People across the planet suffer from a wide variety of health problems daily. These health problems can be anything, from something as minor as a simple as a cold to something as serious as heart disease or cancer. So, what can you do to decrease your risk of developing these diseases?  The best solution is not to get them at all or at least reduce your risk of developing any one of the more serious diseases. Now obviously, a lot of problems are out of your control, some things just happen. But for a lot of them, you can take preventive measures. As the saying goes, the best defense is a good offense. Instead of waiting for something to happen and trying to cure it, take the steps needed to avoid getting it all together. Here are 10 things you can do to reduce your risk of developing health problems as you age. 1: Maintain a proper diet. One of the main reasons people suffer so many problems is because they do not keep their body in top form. The human body is a remarkable thing and is quite the powerhouse when it comes to its own wellbeing. Your body can fend off almost every type of illness or health problem if you give it the right fuel.  What is the right fuel?  Fresh fruit, vegetables should be your stables then proteins, good fats.  You can add grains, and dairy if you don’t have an intolerance to them but always remember one size does not fit all.  Avoid processed or fast foods.  The 80/20 rule is a good one...

Good eating habits and healthy foods are key to staying healthier for longer.

Good nutrition plays a significant role in determining your well-being as you get older, and in delaying and reducing the risk of lifestyle diseases. Not eating enough fruits and vegetables is responsible for close to three million deaths worldwide every year. In addition, dietary fat seems to be associated with various cancers, and nutritionally unbalanced diets, which are often associated with diabetes, can play a significant role in increasing the risks of developing coronary heart disease. Many of the diseases associated with aging are a result of dietary factors, some of which have been in operation since infancy. Food preferences tend to be formed in childhood, and children who eat a balanced diet with lots of fruits and vegetables are likely to continue eating such a diet into adulthood. Parents who eat too much processed food with high levels of salt, sugar and fat tend to pass those habits onto their own children. It is never too late to change dietary habits, though it is better to start eating a balanced diet early in life, though it should be noted that nutritional requirements change as a body ages, with calorific needs decreasing and nutritional needs increasing. One of the issues today is the accessibility of fast food outlets and the convenience of processed foods in our busy lifestyle.  Add to this the cost of fresh fruit and vegetables and you have created a society of fast food low-cost consumers who have become conditioned to an unhealthy lifestyle. What are the benefits of eating a Healthy Diet? We all want to look and feel good at any age but as we...

Age discrimination does it exist?

  We live in a society that is opposed to any form of discrimination and laws that protect us from this so with this in mind I am asking the question, “age discrimination does it exist?” Now I am NOT neutral on this, in fact, I have a very strong opinion on this subject which I will share with you shortly. We are an aging population over 60 with the number reaching 841 million in 2013, and expected to treble by 2050 (un.org) pdf Never before in history has this happened. It has been brought about by the post, World War 2 baby boom but also by the increase in life expectancy since this time. The average age of a life was 65-75 but now you can add 10-20 years to this. The problem is society hasn’t changed its perception or attitude to accommodate the change and still view people over 60 as being old. With this, there is an expectation that once you reach this age you are less capable of performing activities a young version of you can do! It can even go as far as looking at you as less able to function in every area of life Okay, now it is obvious by age discrimination I am not talking about the young, although I am sure they are also discriminated against. I am not addressing that here. What I am concerned about is the blanket attitude towards older people Now I am going to explain why I am taking this so personally and it isn’t just because I am in this age group, but because...

It is Your Time to Shine!

It is time you stood out rather than trying to fit in! Let others see your awesomeness! Believe in yourself and what you have to offer to yourself and others. It is your time to shine.

Attitude is Everything. 6 Tips on How to Change a Negative Attitude.

Attitude is everything!  You here this a lot but what impact does attitude have on day to day life?  Let me show you what impact it had on an event in my life then I will share with you 6 tips on how you can change a negative attitude to give you a more positive outcome. I am a very physical person and very disciplined when it comes to exercise in fact I have trouble sitting still for any length of time. However, recently I was diagnosed with an auto-immune condition affecting my motor skills and strength.  I found it difficult to walk and my ability to grip or lift anything was greatly impaired!  I also lost feeling in my hands, feet and legs.  I suffered from extreme fatigue so had to limit my activity to small bursts. I could no longer do my job so had to resign and the day to day activities became more and more difficult. During this time I kept going to the gym every second day doing a cycling class and weights as I could manage.  After seeking medical help I was started on treatment and am now almost back to normal function. I could have used this situation as an excuse to do nothing but I chose to take full responsibility for my life.  The result was I could remain positive despite the circumstances which gave me the strength and confidence to keep going and making the most of the situation. Keeping a positive attitude made all the difference in how I dealt with what was happening to me.  I chose to focus...

8 Warning Signs You Are Giving Away Your Power?

I doubt you would give up your most prized possessions to a complete stranger or even a friend or family member, but every day you give up your power when you allow someone to decide your future, your worth, or your state of mind. If you have let someone decide what is right for you, or listened while they put you down, or allowed a person or situation decide your mood then you are giving away your power. If you need to look for validation that you are okay then you have lost perspective on how wonderful you really are.   “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” -Alice Walker   So what does it mean to give away your power? Here are a list 7 things that are an indication you are “giving away your power.” A need to prove you are worthy This is when you constantly try and please others, perfecting, pretending to be someone you are not or proving yourself. Examples of this are when you go out of your way to do something for someone just to get their approval because you don’t believe you are worthy of the love, and attention just the way you are. You spend forever getting things right. You say you are fine when you aren’t and then you go about proving just how fine and capable you are again by going overboard on the people pleasing and getting everything perfect. Not accepting or believing in yourself  So if you put other people’s opinions before your own.  It’s okay to ask...

How to Recognize Then Change Negative Thinking in 6 Simple to follow steps.

  How to recognize then change negative thinking is a big ask but it is necessary if you want to live a happy and satisfying life. The thoughts you have impact on your daily life.  They affect your emotions and your behaviours therefore it is important that you know how to control them in order to reduce the negative consequences, and cope with negative thoughts appropriately to ensure that you have a more optimistic outcome in your life. We can be the most positive people in the world but life happens and bad things happen to good positive thinking people, it is just that positive thinkers respond differently to the negative thinkers. “One of the biggest differences between sad people and happy people is: Sad people become “negative evidence collectors” dutifully looking for awful things, people, events, to put into a mental folder labelled “PROOF LIFE IS AWFUL”. Happy people are “positive evidence collectors”, constantly looking for awesome things, people, events, to put into a mental folder labelled “PROOF LIFE IS AWESOME”. –Karen Salmansohn   After being diagnosed with an auto-immune disease I did the usual me thing and went to pieces!  This stage never tends to last because I get bored playing poor me and I can’t do anything from that position so although at the time I struggled with doing basic day to day things like getting dressed, walking the dogs, well walking with any stability and strength at all I found ways around it. I remember getting into a crop top then couldn’t get out of it!  I thought “I will have to get my neighbour,...

10 Things I have in Common with Famous people from Princess Dianna to Jennifer Aniston

If you like to look you will probably find you have something in common with famous people throughout history to this day. For me there are certain things I am not proud of but having said that they have made me who I am today.  I am sharing this in the hopes it will help someone that maybe going through dark times feeling scared and alone and not know which way to turn.  I want you to know YOU ARE NOT ALONE! So here goes warts and all, 10 things I have in common with famous people from Princess Dianna to Jennifer Aniston. Adopted I always knew I was adopted because my adoptive mother, a nurse, believed it was better for me to know from the beginning that to be told later in life. She said I was more precious because I was really wanted and chosen, where some children were born and live in the birth family but weren’t wanted.  I grew up as an only child which was very lonely at times but I became accustomed to being alone and found it difficult when I got married to a man from a large family.   Celeb: Steve Jobs was also adopted but that is as far as it goes in similarity. Dyslexia I didn’t cope well at school and was labelled as dumb and never amounting to anything. This had seriously consequences for me throughout my life as I suffered from low self-esteem and lack of confidence.  I was put in a class one above intellectually handicapped children.  I rebelled when I reached my teens and got...