Woman's Weekly Living SeriesLeitura de 3 minsDiet & Nutrition
HEALTHY AGEING Through The Years
The perimenopause starts now. ‘This transitioning hormone shift happens alongside a natural decline in metabolism, so it can become harder to stay in shape,’ says nutritionist Sarah Schenker (sarahschenker.co.uk). Poor immunity can also be a problem
Woman's Weekly Living SeriesLeitura de 2 minsDiet & Nutrition
WHY AM I TIRED All The Time?
Fatigue – prolonged tiredness, unrelieved by rest – is overwhelming at any age. With many possible causes, a structured evaluation is needed, which should include looking at... DIET: Poor diet, deficient in vitamins and minerals, can result in low
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Living the GOOD LIFE
When Tom Good persuaded wife Barbara to give up the rat race so they could become self-sufficient in 70s sitcom The Good Life, it was viewed as a radical way of living, especially by exasperated neighbours Jerry and Margo Leadbetter. But living off
Woman's Weekly Living SeriesLeitura de 1 minsPsychology
Consider Medication
Antidepressants sometimes get a bad press, particularly when women may be left on them for years without other interventions to help shift depression. However, they can be very effective at relieving symptoms of moderate or severe depression, leading
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Don’t Overdo The Flip-flops
They provide little arch support and constant wear can cause pain, warns podiatrist Emma Supple. ‘Alternate your footwear to give feet a rest,’ she says. ■
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Don’t Forget To Wear Sunglasses
They’re not just a fashion accessory, but essential eye protection in the sun, says Dr Susan Blakeney, former clinical adviser to the College of Optometrists. ’Look for the British Standards Kitemark or a CE mark,’ she says. ■
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5 Ways To Help Tired Eyes
1 Clean your eyelid edges using a special hot pad to loosen hardened oil deposits, then use eye wipes to clear away debris and eye drops to increase the tear film. 2 If you wear contact lenses, take them out and wear glasses for a while instead. 3 K
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Fabulous FORAGING
Many of us will remember the delights of picking blackberries and elderberries as children, and foraging is once again back in fashion. Not only do many ornamental trees planted on streets have edible fruits but you may even find a forager’s harvest
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Step into SUMMER
Keep hard skin and calluses under control with an abrasive foot file and plenty of elbow grease! According to podiatrist, Margaret Dabbs, ‘This should be used once or twice a week on dry skin before you bathe. Whenever you use the foot file or exfoli
Woman's Weekly Living SeriesLeitura de 4 minsRegional & Ethnic
Eats To Boost ENERGY
This elegant-looking dish is bursting with Middle Eastern flavour. SERVES 6 ✣1 onion, chopped✣1tbsp olive oil✣2 cloves garlic, finely chopped✣ ½tsp ground cinnamon✣1tsp ground cumin✣200g (7oz) puy lentils, rinsed✣400ml (14fl oz) vegetable stock✣15
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Your 4-step Plan To Avoid A STROKE
There’s good news on stroke. The amount of people having one has dropped by 20% in the past decade, while deaths from a stroke have more than halved in the same period, thanks to healthier lifestyles, drugs to cut cholesterol and high blood pressure
Woman's Weekly Living SeriesLeitura de 3 minsRegional & Ethnic
SLIM INTO YOUR summer dress… IN 2 WEEKS!
Simply by cutting calories to 1,000-1,200 a day. Hunger pangs are overcome with lots of filling, but non-fattening foods, and you’re also allowed some treats to keep you motivated. Choose one breakfast, one lunch and one dinner daily from the meal
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The Pain-Free Mindset
This book by leading NHS pain consultant Dr Deepak Ravindran looks at the seven main techniques to overcoming chronic pain. It includes everything from medical solutions (drugs and surgery), to self-help (diet, exercise, sleep and stress control) and
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High-fibre TREATS
You can be inventive with the toppings of this tasty, sweet flapjack pizza. MAKES 8 SLICES ✣2tbsp peanut butter✣2tbsp coconut oil✣60ml (3fl oz) golden syrup✣120g (4oz) Flahavan’s Organic Porridge Oats✣25g (1oz) pumpkin seeds✣20g ( ½ oz) sunflower
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Eat Cake!
There’s nothing like cake to bring people together. Spend time with people you care about and raise vital funds for the 850,000 people in the UK living with dementia, through the Alzheimer’s Society Cupcake Day. Host your own cupcake day any time thi
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The Magic Of MOISTURE
After waking up, cleanse your skin and gently pat dry. Take a little Sellotape and place it on your cheek for a few seconds. Pull it off and look at the sticky side. If more than half of it is covered in dead skin cells (it will look patchy), it’s a
Woman's Weekly Living SeriesLeitura de 3 minsPsychology
What does THAT DO?
‘Grandparents play a pivotal role in a child’s life’ Amanda Seyderhelm is a play therapist from Stamford, Lincolnshire. My job evolved from personal experience. I was in corporate publishing but I got cancer and had to take time out. I started ex
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COPING WITH... Tick Bites And Lyme Disease
Tick bites are relatively common, but only a small number of ticks carry Lyme disease, usually if they have already bitten an infected animal, such as sheep. Ticks are found across the UK, but are most common in grassy and wooded areas of southern En
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16 Ways To A Healthy SUMMER
Let air into confined indoor spaces to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Research shows that increased air flow lowers your infection risk, so stay outdoors where possible. Don’t panic about air travel, advises immunologist Dr Ross Walton, clinical rese
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Get Moving
Exercise may be the last thing you feel you have the energy to do, but it’s a crucial mood and energy booster. A workout stimulates the release of neurotransmitters dopamine and serotonin – a lack of both has been linked to depression and fatigue. Th
Woman's Weekly Living SeriesLeitura de 4 minsRegional & Ethnic
5 Ways With OLIVES
410 cals, 33.5g fat, 4g sat fat, 13g carbs ✣1tsp each smoked hot and smoked sweet paprika✣6 sprigs of fresh thyme, leaves stripped✣4tbsp olive oil✣1 large cauliflower, outermost leaves removed✣2tbsp medium dry sherry✣Juice of 1 lemon✣30g (1oz) to
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Healthy meals MADE EASY
An innovative seafood twist on the classic Italian pasta sauce and meatballs. ✣600g (1¼lb) tuna steak, fresh or frozen(defrosted if frozen)✣4 spring onions, finely chopped✣ ½tsp dried rosemary✣1tsp dried thyme✣320g (11oz) pasta twists For the sauce
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Feel-good Food
A healthy, well-balanced diet is crucial for emotional wellbeing. There’s no such thing as an overnight-cure superfood, but certain foods can affect how we feel. ‘Research shows that a healthy diet can have a big impact on mood,’ explains Emer O’Ne
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Good to SHARE
Shake off your lockdown lethargy and get fit this summer with the Outdoor Swimming Society’s Couch to 5k. The three-month plan is designed for swimmers wanting to increase their stamina and can be done in lakes, lidos, indoor pools or the sea, starti
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What To Do If SERIOUS ILLNESS STRIKES
Thousands of people are physically and/or mentally incapacitated by unforeseen health problems every year. But if we can’t make decisions or act for ourselves, distressed loved ones may struggle to work out what we’d want, or make the right financial
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‘How I stay healthy AT 70!’
She has wowed audiences with her beauty for decades, but British actor Jane Seymour admits it’s only since celebrating her milestone 70th birthday that she feels at the top of her game. Jane, who starred as a Bond girl at the age of just 20, and has
Woman's Weekly Living SeriesLeitura de 1 minsDiet & Nutrition
3 Great Ways To… KEEP HYDRATED
Get into the habit of having a glass of water before each meal to help you hit your daily target of six to eight glasses, which we need for good sleep, focus and to prevent tiredness and regulate body temperature. It’ll also help prevent you from ove
Woman's Weekly Living SeriesLeitura de 1 minsPsychology
Try Therapy
Talking therapies, such as counselling and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), can help you deal with emotional issues and changing the connection between the way you think and behave. CBT aims to break the cycle of negative thoughts, leading to neg
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Happy hair HEROES
Healthy hair should stretch up to 30% of its length before snapping. But if your hair is heat-damaged and dry, it will break under tension. Ghd Rehab Advanced Split End Therapy, £24.50, ghdhair.com, seals splayed ends so hair looks smoother for up t
Woman's Weekly Living SeriesLeitura de 1 minsMedical
4 Ways To Prevent Them
1 Keep a regular diary to check if a specific trigger is the cause. Avoiding this trigger may help reduce your frequency of migraines. 2 It helps to maintain a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise, sleep and meals, ensuring you stay well hyd
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