Ageing

Get The Party Poppers Out, Scientists Say Sixty Is The New Middle Age

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

For years, hitting 50 has been classed as a milestone for becoming "middle-aged". But now (and probably to the delight of many) researchers have su...

This Proves Your Tattoo(s) Will Look Awesome In Fifty Years

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Considering getting a tattoo but worried what it'll look like in fifty years time? Let these (incredibly cool) guys and gals quell your concerns......

Creating a Dementia-Friendly Generation

Beth Britton | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Britton

Children often notice more than adults give them credit for. If a relative is living with dementia, there may be a need to explain to a child about particular symptoms or why that person can no longer do something that they used to do.

5 Foods You Need In Your Life To Ward Off Ageing

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When it comes to your skin, the phrase "you are what you eat" couldn't be more true. With that in mind, it'll come as no surprise that eating fatty...

Ageing Gracefully: Why It's Time to Get Off the Dance Floor

Anniki Sommerville | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anniki Sommerville

As older women we need to take collective responsibility, talk ourselves up and stop chasing unrealistic ideals. We need to believe it's okay to look and act our age and it's not that horrifying. We need to get off the dance floor and sit this one out.

This Is The Fastest Really Old Man In The World

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Sport

Sports enthusiast and 95-year-old retired dentist Dr. Charles Eugster has become the fastest man in his age category after beating the 200 metre indoo...

Will 2015 Be The Year Fashion Finally Embraces Older Women?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Take a stroll down the high street or a flick through any magazine and you'll be bombarded with fashion ads featuring 20-something supermodels du jour...

This Is Why You Should Take Up Serious Cycling

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

While it's unlikely that we'll ever get up to the cycling standard of Bradley Wiggins or Victoria Pendleton, but serious cycling could help keep you y...

One More Reason To Love Red Wine

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Resveratrol, an antioxidant found in nuts, grapes and red wine, has long been associated with a range of health benefits such as cutting the risk of h...

Is There an Age When Older People Should Stop Driving?

Diana Moran | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Diana Moran

At what age is one considered to be "an older person"? I suppose that at the ripe old age of 75 I am regarded by others as "old", although personally speaking I consider age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind it doesn't matter!

Keep in Touch

Beth Britton | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Britton

We all write it, a simple phrase that echoes a desire to remain connected to people who are personally or professionally important to us. Throughout most of our lives it may not mean much, but as people get older and potentially their number of contacts diminishes, keeping in touch takes on a whole new meaning.

Project 40 -Tips for Women Looking to Wow in Mid-Life

Amanda Hamilton | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Hamilton

Without doubt, entering the fourth decade is a turnstile in every woman's life. Since turning the big 4-oh last month I've decided to take beating my biology altogether more seriously.

This Simple Test Could Predict When You're Going To Die

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We know the numerous health benefits of fitness, but it isn't every day that exercise is used to predict a person's death. According to a study pub...

And The Secret To Living Longer Is....

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Another day, another piece of research reveling at the wonders of the Mediterranean diet. But this time it's not tackling obesity or preventing dement...

Stop Vested Interests Sabotaging Older Age Innovation, Bring on the Fire Starters

Sara McKee | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK
Sara McKee

Perhaps historically divorce did lead to a greater reliance on institutional care but why should it be that way in the future? In fact, rather than assuming an outcome, shouldn't the report's authors have investigated the other options available and how we can prevent older people from entering formal care?

Life at 75

Beth Britton | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Britton

Mum has recently celebrated her 75th birthday, and while many writers often fail to put the voice of older people at the forefront of their writing, I wanted to go some way to redressing that balance by finding out directly from my mum what life is really like at 75.

World's Oldest Married Couple Reveal Their Very Sweet Secret To A Long Life

SWNS | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

With a combined age of 211, husband Karam Chand and wife Kartari have celebrated their joint birthdays, making them possibly the oldest married couple...

A Generational Contract of Design

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK
Gates Cambridge Scholars

The debate over the 21st Century national agenda to reinvigorate America provides the chance to change how policymakers and citizens alike think about local infrastructure projects and welfare policies - an opportunity to connect generational policy to multigenerational design.

The Secret To Long Life Is A No-Brainer...

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

What's the secret to living a long and full life? How can we beat the clock and age past 100-years-old? And will there ever be a "wonder pill" to prev...

Seeing My Grandpa Was the Hardest Part About Coming Home

Ashleigh Davis | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ashleigh Davis

I notice a difference in him immediately. His blue eyes are less focused, and he looks confused when he first sees me. As if he's thinking "I know that girl, but I just can't place her". His soft, wrinkled hands are shaky when he grasps mine in his, as I help him up from his chair. His smile is wide, but uncertain.

How To Check If Your Brain Is Ageing Too Fast

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A health pilot scheme offering dementia checks to middle-aged people is to launch over the next 18 months, giving people the chance to take action if ...

Finally, Scientific Proof You Should Work Less

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

At last, there's scientific evidence that working for umpteen hours each day is bad for you. (Which is a bit of a No Sh*t, Sherlock). A new study h...

There's a Target on the Face of Every Woman in Her Forties

Mia Freedman | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mia Freedman

Looking your age is not OK because to look old or even 'your age' (whatever that means) is the worst thing that can happen to you. Having work isn't OK either because it's try-hard and who are you trying to kid, Old Lady? Your face cannot win and neither can you.

Are Your Cholesterol Levels Putting You at Risk?

Dr Sarah Schenker | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sarah Schenker

High cholesterol should be a cause for concern because it usually has no obvious symptoms, but can lead to a heart attack or stroke without warning. The condition is common, it is estimated that up to two thirds of adults have raised cholesterol levels without realising it. Consuming the wrong type of foods and a lack of exercise often contribute to high cholesterol levels.

This Is What 20 Years Of Heavy Drinking Could Do To Your Face

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We all know that drinking alcohol in excess can seriously damage our health - liver disease, high blood pressure, mental health problems, to name but ...