Ageing

It's Not Just Smoking That Ages Your Body...

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Drinking sugary soft drinks could speed up biological ageing as much as smoking, according to a recent study. The findings, from an analysis of tho...

93-Year-Old Man's Poem For His Late Wife Moves Us To Tears

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When we heard Bob Lowe's beautiful poem for his late wife Kath, we knew it was something we needed to share. The 93-year-old widower, from Hampshir...

Hyaluronic Skincare Heroes

Sarah McGiven | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

Every new skincare product these days seems to be promoting the benefits of hyaluronic acid. Whilst it has a number of medical uses, and was patented in 1942 as a baking substitute for egg whites, when it comes to beauty products the main reasons for including hyaluronic acid are its alleged anti-ageing properties, and its ability to ensure skin is kept hydrated.

Let's Get Real About Our Middle-Aged Faces

Kim Chambers | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kim Chambers

Hollywood actress Charlize Theron was quoted recently in Red magazine on her views of ageing. She apparently feels more comfortable with her looks now she's in her late 30s than she did in her 20s, when she had "gorgeous skin and a fat, plump face."

Time to Meet the Challenges of Our Ageing Society

Paul Burstow | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Politics
Paul Burstow

We are living through one of the biggest changes in human history, not just in Britain, globally too: we are living longer.

Why Being Ready for Later Life Needs Both Personal and Political Commitment

Jane Ashcroft | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Ashcroft

This week, an alliance of independent organisations dedicated to protecting the wellbeing of older people in the UK published a prescription for a happy and healthy old age.

Never Stop Learning

Beth Britton | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Britton

Eighty percent of the older people living in one of the featured care homes go out to do activities on a daily basis, and children come into the care home from the local school to do intergenerational work.

What Age Do Women Think They Begin To Look Old?

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

There are so many anti-ageing beauty products on the market and it seems a lot of us think they're working. British women believe they look five y...

This Video Proves Why You Should Wear Suncream (If Any Were Needed)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

While healthy sun exposure carries its fair share of benefits - vitamin D is linked to improved mental and physical health - merciless tanning and pai...

When 'Girl Power' Marriages Lose Their Spark

James R Brown | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK
James R Brown

We are seeing a growing tide of women of this sort who are being divorced by their younger husbands as soon as they reach middle age. In fact, cases of this nature are up just over a third in the course of the last three years.

Is Old Age the Final Taboo? Why We're a Nation With Our Heads in the Sand

Jane Ashcroft | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Ashcroft

All too often people put care and retirement living in the 'too difficult' box and just don't think about it until they really have to. The misperception is that it's a care home or nothing. And what that can mean is people end up at crisis point, with no idea of the options open to them, and make a rushed decision under pressure.

Exploring Retirement - The Gap Between Dreams and Reality

Beth Britton | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Britton

In the working population, the word retirement generally conjures up wistful thoughts of long lie-ins, lazy days, unlimited opportunities to pursue hobbies and the chance to finally get around to doing all of the things that you've never quite had time for. Is that really the reality of retirement though, and what can my 30-something generation expect in later life?

The UK Is Set Up to Grow Old Disgracefully - It's Time for a Change

Jane Ashcroft | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Ashcroft

We all know it. Older people live it and younger generations understand it. Think tanks continue to issue warnings about it. The health and social care sector, politicians and the media have raised the alarm about it. Yet successive governments ignore it.

Perfect Health Excuse For A Puppy (As If You Needed One)

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Dogs are great for fireside snuggles, beach walks and of course, making you appear younger than you are. Yep, you read right: a new study has shown...

Why Puzzles Do More For Your Brain Than Just Passing Time

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Playing a game or completing in a puzzle is a great way to pass a rainy day or a long flight - but did you know the leisurely pastime could also benef...

How Does Eating In Your 20s Differ From Your 30s, 40s And 50s?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

You may think you're a pro at healthy eating, but have you had the same diet for 10, 20 or even 30 years? You may be surprised to hear that your b...

This Is A Major Benefit Of Having Kids Later In Life

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Older mothers are constantly told what the risks are of having babies later on in life, so here's a bright spot: if you have kids naturally at an olde...

What Happens When Three Generations Of Women Wear Exactly The Same Clothes?

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

For many of us, there's very little you can hide from your mother. They can read us like a book - a slight change in facial expression can speak a tho...

We Are In Total Awe Of This 91-Year-Old Marathon Runner

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

For most of us, the thought of running a marathon is pretty intimidating - but that's exactly what one woman has done, and at the age of 91. Harrie...

Here's A Good Health Reason Not To Be Grumpy

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As well as bringing the mood down, being overly cynical may have another more serious affect on your health. A study suggests that being too cyni...

How Our Immune System Changes Through Life

Henrietta Norton | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Henrietta Norton

Our immune system through the ages. At birth, a baby's immunity relies upon antibodies and gut flora passed from their mothers. Over time the new baby builds up his or her own immune system through a combination of exposure to the environment, mother's milk and eventually the vitamin, minerals and other nutrients in weaning foods.

This Documentary Featuring Glamorous Older Women Singlehandedly Redefines Old Age

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Growing old gracefully, yep that sounds fine - but growing old glamorously ....now that really does sound like fun. One photographer and blogger ca...

This 98-Year-Old Fitness Instructor Is Proof That Age Ain't Nothing But A Number

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

There aren't many fitness instructors who own a Zimmer frame, but then 98-year-old Hildegard Gigl is something of an exception. While she may be pu...

What Your Handshake Reveals About You

PA | Posted 08.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Are you a firm or limp handshake kind of person? It is commonly thought that the style of a person's handshake can reveal something about their emotio...

Chris Martin, Alesha Dixon And Lily Allen Back Dementia Awareness Campaign

The Huffington Post UK | PA | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

With dementia affecting about 800,000 people in the UK according to the NHS, there's a high chance that most of us will, at some point, know someone w...