Category: Health & Wellness

Is it time to ditch the scale? A Midlife Perspective
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When I was in my early 20’s and put on a few pounds, I knew that it was a pattern I did not want to continue. I wasn’t married, didn’t have children, I was young, and there really was no reason for the weight gain except that I was being lazy about my eating habits. Losing a minimum of 5 pounds was not an option. So I got busy, went to an exercise facility (they

foods to avoid after 50 to look and feel your best
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I can remember when deciding what to eat was not a big deal. If I was hungry I would choose something I liked. Boom. Didn’t stop to think about whether or not it was healthy for me, how many carbs I was about to ingest, what the ingredient label looked like (who cares if it’s 3 paragraphs long) or if my organs were going to collapse and fail if I eat too much of this

DIY self care kit for women over 50
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We all have days that are not the best. You know…the days we’d rather not repeat very often. Whether it’s our physical health, emotional state, our surroundings, family concerns, health issues and more, life happens. Or should I say, Midlife happens. You know what I mean. So the thought of having a back up plan as women over 50, an ‘open when needed’ self care kit, is a great little item to have handy. Creating

the secret to maintaining a healthy weight in midlife
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We love knowing secrets, don’t we? Many times the information under wraps is something that the world, in general, is not to be privy of, and that makes us feel pretty special. I know something you don’t. Tee hee. Other secrets really aren’t hush-hush at all, and in fact, are better to be spread far and wide. That’s the kind of secret I’m talking about here: maintaining a healthy weight in midlife. If you’re over

How a food tracker changed my life
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I used to think, “food diary? keep track of everything I eat?? food journal benefits?? who has time for that???” So, I just let that little idea fly right out of my head and didn’t give it another thought. Then, about a year ago, things started changing with my midlife body and it was affecting not only how I looked, but how I felt. I started to research how a woman in midlife, like me,