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Top 5 Things You Should Be Doing In Your 50s

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In a game of test cricket, when a batsman reaches his half-century, it’s lauded as a milestone. But for some women, the very thought of reaching their 50s is nothing to cheer about. As someone who has been through the troubling thirties and the fabulous 40s, I can say with unabashed self-righteousness that life just keeps getting better. Unlike my eyesight, hindsight is 20/20 and if I had even an inkling of how liberated and content I would feel at this age, I wouldn’t have worried so much.
Fortunately, times are a changing, and turning 50 these days is not the same for us in the 21st century as it was for women 50 years ago. Let’s take a look at how far we have come since the 1960s:

BACK THEN…

  • It was unheard of for women to earn the same money as men even when they did the same work (as well as running a household and raising a family)
  • Women were not encouraged or allowed to attend law school, medical school, be airline pilots, movie directors, TV presenters or any other career deemed a ‘male only’ domain.
  • The contraceptive pill became widely available, and along with the recognition of the right to abortion, they were not as tied to the home as they had been.
  • Child care became a big issue, and with new government funding and initiatives, this allowed women to enter the workforce without bearing the stigma and guilt of leaving their children
  • Women had very little available in the way of education about their bodies, and how to look after them

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Top 5 Things You Should Be Doing In Your 40s

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This is Part 2 of a 3-part series which may be helpful for those women who have ‘crossed over’ from one decade into the next. For many women, their 30s are the years where their path in life becomes clear.

If you started a family, chances are that by now, your children are at school or beyond, and your life is more like a Category 1 hurricane than the major Cat. 4 typhoon it was a few short years ago. Sometimes the 40s are referred to as the ‘in between’ decade. It is, in effect a dress rehearsal of sorts for menopause, and for some women this is hard to accept because we were just buying our first training bra a minute ago…right?

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Top 5 Things you Should Be Doing In Your 30s

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Nothing can throw a woman off kilter more quickly than a birthday signifying a new decade. In your teens and 20s, your life is a magnificent smorgasbord of tasting and testing, exploration and discovery, trial and error.

Then suddenly – the clock ticks over – you enter your 30s, and you’re forced to choose a direction instead of simply meandering. If you haven’t already, you begin to claim your own path, and start building your legacy in life.

Everyone is different of course, and many of these tips and observations may not apply, but for the purposes of this blog, I can interject personal experiences with general hypotheses, and hopefully help reveal some perspective.

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5 Ways To Avoid Weight Gain This Winter

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Well ladies, it’s winter and there’s no easy way to say it, but for many of us that means an increase in layers – and I don’t just mean thermals under jumpers under coats. It can also mean another layer of fat.

There is no scientific evidence to prove a biological predisposition to weight gain during the cold, grey winter months – unless you’re a hibernating animal. But nevertheless, many of us see the number on the bathroom scales creep up as the season progresses.

If you’re struggling with what to blame it on, here are some of the possible reasons why it happens.

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Now You Can Have The Skin You Want To Be In!

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With the harsh winter months on the way, your skin will change. It can become dry, flaky, and brittle – and when your skin dries out, the signs of ageing become much more noticeable. You need to give your skin some extra attention. Here are 5 HOT TIPS to protect and rejuvenate your skin from the inside AND the outside during the next few cold winter months.

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The World Cup Runneth Over

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I’m told that the countdown to the World Cup begins. This means that from June 12th and for the ensuing month or so… the sport-loving men, women and children in your life will be bleary eyed from staying up late, hoarse from all that spectator participation, and probably stressed out from unsatisfactory game results.

Those World Cup fans who live in Germany are lucky, because German employers are understanding and sympathetic towards soccer fanatics. It’s been reported that they’re allowing their employees to turn up late for work next day if they’ve stayed up too late to watch the games. For the rest of the world, it’s business as usual, and you’ll just have to suffer for your sport.

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5 Mistakes Women Make In Middle Age

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No-one would argue that getting older is not much fun. Especially the way it seems to creep up on us. One moment we’re flaunting our style in sexy clothes, hair and makeup, carrying ourselves with self assurance and able to keep up life’s busy pace – with energy left over. The next moment, we’re wondering why our style no longer seems so sexy, we’re doubting our role in life – and sneaking nanna-naps in the afternoon.

For many of us, middle age can be fraught with mental tension and stress, not to mention physical aches and pains.

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Enhance fertility with Royal Jelly, Bee Pollen & Bee Propolis

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Any woman who has had to face the prospect of infertility will go through a huge emotional roller coaster ride. It can be heartbreaking for you, or a loved one to have to go through the trauma of discovering that having a child may never be a reality.

According to the The Fertility Society of Australia, one in 6 Australian and New Zealand couples are unable to conceive.

Infertility is defined as bring unable to conceive after a year of unprotected intercourse. The problem of infertility is of course not just limited to women, but shared equally among men and women. Reasons are many and varied, but in the vast majority of cases the problem is physical.

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6 Tips To Keep Your Energy Up, Immune System Strong And Body Healthy All Winter Long

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In winter, the sun sets earlier, a chill fills the air, and we spend less time outside being active and more time inside eating starchy and sugary foods. Our hibernating instinct doesn’t keep us healthy. Rather, our immune system takes a hit, allowing winter colds and flus to grab hold.

Luckily, there are certain things you can do to keep your energy up, your immune system strong and your body healthy all winter long.

1. Drink healthy fluids
Drinking six to eight glasses a day of water or herbal tea can keep your digestive system healthy, your weight down and your energy up.

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How Bee Pollen Can Make Your Sex Life Sparkle

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The Greeks certainly knew their stuff when it came to all aspects of health and wellbeing. The ancient Greek philosopher Hippocrates once said, ‘Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food’. Another wise old Greek, Aristotle, made countless observations of nature, especially plants and their value in nourishing and healing. And Plato once said ‘The Gods created certain kinds of beings to replenish our bodies; they are the trees and the plants and the seeds.’

One of the most revered of nature’s foods was bee pollen. It was called ambrosia, or the life giving dust and was used, amongst other things, as a tonic to boost energy and enhance libido.

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