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Health – mental, physical, emotional

Retirement life can seem rudderless after the routines of work. Getting up and getting dressed is one of the ways I have found to get motivated in retirement. When I find myself feeling blah I know it is because I have let go of the routines that serve me well …

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Anticipation can be the greatest form of pleasure some say, and there is no doubt that having something to look forward to is a great way to maintain positivity in retirement. When the structures of a working life fall away it is important to build new structures and routines that …

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Sleep problems sometimes emerge with age.  Older people might find that their good sleep habits of a lifetime are just not working any more.  Keep reading to find out how and why sleep is different for older people, and most importantly learn some tips to help you sleep well. [This …

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Is it a foregone conclusion that ageing can dent our self confidence? Or is it more likely that we might improve our confidence in some aspects but experience a loss of self confidence in other aspects as we age? In my experience it is more likely to be the latter …

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It has already been postulated that the first human to live to 150 has already been born. Given living to 100 has been an achievement for very few, living to 150 seems almost crazy. Almost. [This is a guest post by Leonie Sanderson of The Ageing Revolution. Find out more …

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One of the challenges of being retired can be maintaining a sense of relevance. Sadly, for some, perhaps more particularly those who have had high profile careers, relevance deprivation syndrome can set in. If that’s you, it’s time to find new meaning after your retirement. So …

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The importance of self care in the recovery of health can not be underestimated. Read on for a story of how Denyse Whelan has used personal style as part of her journey towards improved health. [This is a guest post by Denyse Whelan from Denyse Whelan Blogs. You can read …

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Life doesn’t exist without water, so let’s start with some general facts about the importance of hydration and health benefits in ageing; some you’re probably aware of, but others may surprise you. [This is a guest post by Wendy Hodge from Wendy’s Way to Health …

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Life is generally pretty good for Rowan and me, but we have been challenged over the past six months. Now, don’t get me wrong, I am the first to say that many other people experience far greater challenges than we do. Having said that, a few things have …

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I’d like to start by reassuring you that this post is actually about enjoying the Festive Season, without it making too much of an impact on your waistline. I’m going to make a few suggestions about how you can eat, drink and be merry whilst keeping weight gain …

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