Middle Age

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

Ten Reasons Why Being A MAGS Is Fabulous!

Rachel Sinanan | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Sinanan

Am I worried? Well, this year, not at all! I remember when I was turning 40, I went through a whole panic about how I thought my life was ending, that I would no longer be able to do all the things I wanted.

New Research Into Eating Disorders Shows What We Already Know - This Is Not Just A Young Women's Issue

Tom Quinn | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK
Tom Quinn

15% of the calls to our helpline last year were about someone over the age of 40, and common but rarely talked about eating disorders such as binge eating disorder mainly affect older people, with most sufferers developing the illness in their 30s and beyond.

Single And Christmas As A #Mags

Rachel Sinanan | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Sinanan

What interested me the most that majority of these enquiries were predominately from people in the middle aged bracket. It all started in June when Brexit happened in the UK, and then again another surge when Donald Trump was elected.

My Invisibility Cloak

Vicki Marinker | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Marinker

I realise the intellectual justifications: that we live in a society that values youth over experience; that the media projects an unattainable vision of beauty etc. But the point is that invisibility happened to me pretty much overnight.

A Pension Is Not a Benefit

Jacqui Wright | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Politics
Jacqui Wright

The good news is that the government have admitted that they did in fact enforce this action a bit too quick without giving enough notice to everyone concerned, but it's not going to change the retirement age. But it has been mentioned that maybe some women can retire earlier on a reduced pension, but nothing concrete yet, so let's hope this gets resolved at last.

Tackling Obesity, One Campaign at a Time

Rivkie Baum | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rivkie Baum

We know that there is a link - rarely discussed - between mental health and obesity - but asking if people are 'down in the dumps' not only suggests that the government is once again down-playing mental health needs but also implies that being a certain size will fix all your problems.

How to Be Alone

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

I'm not lonely but I am alone. A fifty-something divorcé who has gotten used to her own company. This makes me as attractive as Lucrezia Borgia to men who ultimately don't want too much of a challenge in their romantic life.

Pornography and the Middle-Aged Straight Man

Heather Brunskell-Evans | Posted 15.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Heather Brunskell-Evans

At the mention of my book's topic, internet pornography, his body showed an almost imperceptible intense interest and then the concealing of it (an involuntary response to which I have become accustomed).

Hipster Replacement

Lynne Parker | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Comedy
Lynne Parker

In the last few weeks I've been to Hoxton, at least twice, bought trainers and a lightweight high-performance puffa jacket, adjudicated two short film awards and harvested enough menopausal facial hair to constitute the makings of a fine beard. Do I qualify as a 'hipster'? In fact, what is a 'hipster'?

Harmful Drinking Among 'Successful' Over-50s On The Rise

PA | By Jennifer Cockerell, Press Association Health Correspondent | Posted 23.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Excessive drinking among people aged 50 or over in England has been branded a "middle class phenomenon" by researchers. A study published in the o...

Bad Vibrations: a DIY Guide to Women's Gynae

Louise V Smith | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Louise V Smith

Late last year, I noticed some post-menopausal spotting. What a joke: a period at my age. Mildly curious, I went to the NHS website, which featured a middle-aged frump, hands covering her face in anguish.

The One With Middle Age and Michael Ball

Georgy Jamieson | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Georgy Jamieson

Apparently 60 is the new 40 and because we are living longer, healthier lives we all have to redefine our ideas on what middle age is. If you take th...

Keeping Fit In Middle Age May Help Men Survive Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Many men up their fitness game in their 40s and 50s to ward off the dreaded middle-aged spread and to protect their hearts, and now a new study has fo...

10 Signs You No Longer Care What People Think

Vicki Marinker | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Marinker

I make no effort to hide the fact that I'm now more likely to listen to Radio Four than Radio One. Venue choices for an evening out are based on if we'll be able to hear each other talk, and if we'll get a table/chair - preferably both.

10 Things You Need to Know Before You Have Middle Aged Sex With a New Partner

Suzi Godson | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

They may be not perfect, but condoms are currently the only way to stem the tide. Once older couples are in a monogamous relationship, they can have a joint sexual health screening at a genitourinary clinic and if the results are clear they can ditch the condoms, because an infection can only be contracted if there is one present.

Confessions of a 40-something

Vicki Marinker | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Marinker

Almost as soon as the clock struck midnight on my 40th birthday, I became invisible to the general public. I'm not saying I used to attract lots of attention, but I really think I could walk the streets naked in broad daylight without causing a stir.

Let's Get Real About Our Middle-Aged Faces

Kim Chambers | Posted 22.11.2014 | 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."

My Bucket List...

Liz Fraser | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Fraser

This, for some reason, seems to be a much bigger deal than turning 39, even though it requires the same amount of effort on my part, ie none. A lot of people have suddenly started asking me about my Bucket List, as if turning 40 wasn't already bad enough without also implying certain death.

Sex, Sciatica And My Don Draper Moment

Grant Feller | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Grant Feller

I often think I could have been (could be?) Don Draper - obviously - and always want to endure the train commute in and out of town dressed in an immaculate Mad Men outfit. And one day, most importantly, I'll add the stiff-brimmed Fedora. That's the important bit.

Obesity In Middle-Age Could Lead To Dementia

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Rising levels of obesity in middle age could cause a major rise in the number of dementia sufferers, researchers have warned. The risk of having de...

Are There Five Words More Daunting to a 45-Year-Old Man Than, 'Eat Less and Exercise More'?

Steve McKevitt | Posted 17.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Steve McKevitt

You see my aim was to stem the glacial process that has seen me move steadily from a 30 to a 36 inch waistline over the past quarter of a century (and thereby, from the top to the bottom of the piles of jeans in House of Fraser).

Fear of being Forty? Welcome to the Bonfire of Your Vanity

Daniel Warner | Posted 25.11.2012 | UK Style
Daniel Warner

It's like I didn't take the phone call from middle age but it's left me a voicemail saying "I've reserved a place for you in your early forties, can you hurry up and confirm your coming only the demand is high and you'll be shoved back in economy if you don't claim your ticket soon".

Why 61 Is The New 41...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

According to a recent poll, blowing out the candles on your 61st birthday doesn't signal the onset of retirement, but rather that you're happily into ...

Me, the Truth and the Checkout Girl

Trevor Neal | Posted 23.05.2012 | UK Comedy
Trevor Neal

Anyway you're familiar with the supermarket routine, I'm sure. All fairly normal and not particularly weird. Although, to an alien race that do their shopping by inhaling consumables through their bottom nostrils, that situation would of course be weird. But to me at that moment everything was fairly normal. Until she started to ask questions. "How are you today?" she asked, smiling.