Ageing

The Adventures Of Wonder Woman

Caragh Little | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

We can't do better than our best, no matter how much we want to try. We can't be superheroes. We can't just twirl around and save the world, no matter how Amazonian and heroic we may feel. We can't defeat the darkness of disaster and unfairness and growing old.

UK's Ageing Workforce Will Decide Our Future After Brexit

Martin Barrow | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK
Martin Barrow

Britain cannot escape from the reality of its demographics. We are an ageing nation, in need of young people to sustain the society we take for granted. Our current response to this predicament is akin to squaring a circle.

Time To Say It Out Loud: Our Society Is Writing Off Ageing

Sarah Weir OBE | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK
Sarah Weir OBE

What do you want to be when you're older? A common question asked of children. But why are we not asking people over 50 the same question?

At This Dementia-Friendly Restaurant The Staff Will Probably Forget Your Order

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

With 850,000 people in the UK with dementia, chances are you’ll know someone suffering from the disease. It is incredibly difficult for the individu...

Bioidentical Hormone Restorative Therapy - Why Haven't You Heard Of It?

Jill D Davey | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jill D Davey

With age, our hormones decline. When hormones decline, our health, both physical and mental, also declines, leaving us in a weak position. Maintaining optimal hormone levels is key to keeping us young, beautiful and sexy. And it is the most independent factor for a healthy, strong and vibrant immune system, and for keeping our hearts, brains, bones, joints, and bodies in general functioning correctly.

How Epigenetics Could Help Us Slow Down Ageing

The Conversation UK | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Tech
The Conversation UK

Humankind has a longstanding obsession with eternal youth. Stories about elixirs of life and fountains that quench one's thirst for immortality have stirred our imagination since time immemorial.

Smiling Really Is Making You Look Older

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Tech

Everyone knows that a duck face pout is the expression of choice for that perfect Instagram selfie, even if it is pretty damn irritating. But now it ...

Be Inspired By Multigenerational Living

Beth Britton | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Britton

Suzy's view is that her parents cared for her, and her role now is to do likewise for them. Perhaps it helps that she is an only child, with a supportive husband and two children who, from the way they care for their grandmother, are an exemplary example of non-judgmental dementia care.

Dilemma Of A Dyeing Woman: Shall I Just Let My Hair Go Grey?

Sophie Tanner | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Style
Sophie Tanner

I've always thought that a woman's natural hair is her crowning glory. It tends to have a whole shaft of luminous and subtle tones that shift around her face and flatter her complexion in perfect synchrony. No salon 'highlight' jobby can mimic the way natural hair carries the light.

Don't Waste Time Fighting Time

Denise O'Neill | Posted 23.04.2017 | UK Style
Denise O'Neill

I think we need to re-evaluate what it is to grow older and place value on it. My personal wish is that the beauty industry would market products using a 'positive-ageing' message, highlighting the natural and ageing beauty that is in our faces.

Born To Be Mild

Caragh Little | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

Someone's always telling you what you ought to do. Read the papers often enough and you'll end up at once enlightened and confused. Chocolate will be part of the sugar scare one day, and will save you from strokes and heart attacks the next; red wine will give you cancer in January but save you from it in March.

Why You Should Seriously Look Forward To Getting Older

PA | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Forget worrying about old age because new research suggests we’ll all be having the time of our lives once those grey hairs take hold. Almost two t...

16 Signs You’re Too Old To Go To A Festival

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 03.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

They say you’re only as old as you feel, and after 72 hours sleeping in a tent with only a suspiciously damp sleeping bag for company, we all feel a...

'I Am Over 60 And No One Wants To Hire Me'

Anna Dixon | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK
Anna Dixon

This week John Cridland published his final report and recommendations to government on future increases in state pension age. While the media coverag...

8 Famous Women Get Real About The Menopause

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The menopause is when a woman stops having periods and is no longer able to get naturally pregnant. Symptoms include hot flushes, night sweats, reduce...

Minority Within A Minority: Women Ageing With HIV

Jacqui Stevenson | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK
Jacqui Stevenson

There are an estimated 101,000 people living with HIV in the UK, 31% of whom are women. Yet women living with HIV are frequently invisible, their spec...

Letter To My Twenty-One-Year-Old Self - Learn To Love Adventure

Grace Fodor | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Grace Fodor

Right now, you're full of ambition - eager to make your mark on the world and start building the empires you've got planned in your head. You've worked hard, you've got great business instincts and are going to go far.

I Hid My Grey Hair For 20 Years - But At 45 My Natural Look Gets Me Stopped In The Street

Nicola Humber | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Nicola Humber

Sometimes I still have people asking me whether I'm really intending to leave my hair this way. And I'm happy to say 'Yes, I am'. Allowing my hair to be natural makes me feel freer, stronger, more real. And I'm glad to have said goodbye to the young girl who felt she had to look a certain way.

What Trying To Stay Young Does To Your Body

Dr Nick Summerton | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Nick Summerton

We all want to stay young for as long as possible. But trying to cling onto the lifestyle you had in your 20s doesn't keep you youthful. It might do something for you psychologically, but physically there are repercussions.

Finding That First Grey Hair

Katie Lodge | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Lodge

Embrace the grey or dye. It's up to you. But go do something you love. Be someone you love. Move furniture around, set fire to things, chuck out the unwanted, find music in silence. Find truth. No one's truly happy being a mortal, sensing the final stop. So a grey hair, a crappy diagnosis, a simple wake-up call, remind you your days are numbered, and that it's what you do or don't do that defines you.

100-Year-Old Man Reveals Secret To A Long Life...And It Involves Wine

SWNS | Poorna Bell | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Good news for those enjoy a glass of red wine - a great-grandfather has revealed it’s his secret to long life as he celebrates his 100th birthday. C...

Ageing Parents - A Wake Up Call

Beth Britton | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Britton

With this being my 50th Huffington Post blog, I had made a plan for what I'd write about, but like all plans you make when you have ageing parents those plans can go out of the window very quickly.

Why Is Turning Forty A Big Deal?

Jen Faulkner | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jen Faulkner

And recently, aged thirty-nine I had a bit of a panic when a random blood sugar level test came back abnormally high. My life flashed before me again (yes, I am over dramatic when it comes to my health, did I not mention that?) and I spent hours crying over what I had done to my body by comfort eating and binge drinking over the years

Women Who Started Period Before Age 12 Have Increased Risk Of Early Menopause

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Women who started their periods when they were aged 11 or younger have an increased risk of hitting the menopause in their thirties, a study has found...

Midlife: How To Make The Next Phase Of Your Life Count

Jackie Mendoza | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jackie Mendoza

It's hardly surprising that many of us in our late forties and fifties end up either dreading the years to come or railing against them by trying to pack as much in as possible (younger lover, ultra-marathons, sports car, botox, face lift, breast implants, you name it).