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Foods That Fight Ageing #3 Oranges May 31, 2013

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3. Oranges, a wrinkle-free fruit for a wrinkle-free you
Besides being the most touted way to get your vitamin C, this juicy fruit is chock-full of skin-firming collagen. Add one to your breakfast to one-up those who choose injectables. “Cellular renewal takes place within deeper dermal layers, having many experts believe a nutritional approach will provide the best results for healthy skin aging,” .



Are You An Emotional Eater? May 30, 2013

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So, How Can I Tell The Difference Between Real Hunger And Emotional Hunger?

Whats the difference between emotional hunger and physical hunger:

1. Emotional hunger comes on suddenly; physical hunger occurs gradually.

2. When you are eating to fill a void that isn’t related to an empty stomach, you crave a specific food, usually something creamy or sweet or salty or crunchy or all of the above. And only that particular food will meet your need. Actual hunger usually doesn’t involve such specific cravings.

3. Emotional hunger feels like it needs to be satisfied instantly with the food you crave; physical hunger can wait.

4. Even when you are full, if you’re eating to satisfy an emotional need, you’re more likely to keep eating. When you’re eating because you’re hungry, you’re more likely to stop when you’re full.

5. Emotional eating can leave behind feelings of guilt; eating when you are physically hungry does not.

Keep a Food Diary for a few days- note your MOOD at each feeding time. You’ll quickly realise WHY you’re eating.

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Foods that Fight Ageing #2 Natural Cocoa May 29, 2013

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2. Sip cocoa for your heart
Another reason to enjoy this tasty treat: It helps to maintain healthy blood vessels, which support healthy circulation and a healthy heart. Opt for antioxidant-rich cocoa beans, which contain twice the amount dark chocolate does without much the added pro-aging fat and sugar, says Cheryl Forberg, RD, and author of Positively Ageless: A 28-Day Plan for a Younger, Slimmer, Sexier You.

Choose “natural” cocoa powder — when processed, added alkali reduces its antioxidant numbers.



Get Younger With Food #1 May 28, 2013

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10 Foods That Take Away 10 Years
Step away from the drugstore aisle of anti-aging beauty products and nutritional supplements. Now, open wide, and eat your way to optimal health and youthful good looks.
Thanks to Ava Feuer for these interesting mini- blogs.

Get glowy again with broccoli — really

When sleepless nights leave you feeling — or looking — a little blah, reach for this crunchy green. A half-cup serving contains more than two-thirds of your recommended intake of vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that helps protect the immune system. It’s also high in sulforaphane, which promotes liver detoxification. “Over 80 percent of toxins are neutralized through the liver, and a buildup of toxins in our bodies can cause dull and dry skin, hair and nails,” says beauty nutritionist Paula Simpson.

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Will Project Get Women Into Cardiac Rehab? May 26, 2013

Nurse Sarah will target women in heart health project

6:00am Thursday 16th May 2013 in News

Some of you will know that I have been proud to be the Fitness Instructor for Take Heart Support Group in Gloucester for over 15 years. We have a very social group, with many reasons to come along – meeting friends, raffles, socials, and trips.
Our sessions run Mondays and fridays at Elmscroft Community Centre, chosen for its, free parking, level site, good kitchen and storage space. The lounge is essential as meeting and making friends is THE way to ensure regular attendance and thereby get the health benefits I work to promote.

I wish Nurse Sarah well, but wonder how social these planned sessions will be. the ladies in our groups, and there are many, are enthusiastic, form friendships that continue beyond our exercise sessions. We encourage partners and carers to join in too – so many couples get healthy and fit together.

Support from family is essential to regain confidence and feel able to attend exercise sessions and fully enjoy life after a cardiac event…….

News about nurse Sarah…..
A Bradford nurse is leading one of ten projects across the UK awarded money to improve patients’ lives, after research showed too few women were taking up fitness classes after heart problems.

Bradford Teaching Hospitals has been given £3,000 by The Queen’s Nursing Institute charity for a project led by St Luke’s Hospital nurse Sarah Weller. She hopes to encourage more women to attend exercise sessions after heart problems.

The community cardiac rehabilitation nurse said: “The aim of cardiac rehabilitation is to improve patients’ health following a heart attack or heart surgery, and encourage patients to make positive changes in their lifestyle, for example through exercise.

“Historically women are under-represented in cardiac rehabilitation exercise classes, not just in Bradford, but across the UK as a whole.

“In Bradford, from April 2011 to April 2012, 60 men attended classes, compared to just six women, out of a total of 75 referrals.

“According to the British Heart Foundation (BHF) 2012 the national uptake is 42 per cent of all referrals so these figures fall below even the ‘unsatisfactory’ figures quoted by the BHF.”

One reason for women not participating appears to be cultural, specific to some ethnic minority groups, including avoidance of mixed sex activity and fear of travelling alone.

The project will address this by developing a cardiac rehabilitation walk group exclusively for women who have recently experienced a heart attack, have been referred for treatment or are currently being seen by the hospital team.

The Queen’s Nursing Institute’s Fund for Innovation and Leadership brings together a group of nurses each year from different regions and specialties.

The year-long programme aims to test new ideas and improve care delivered by nurses, allied health professionals and their teams in the community.

Each of the ten nurse-led projects, which stretch from the Isle of Man to Jersey, has received funding of up to £5,000.


our group had a very small grant from the BHF (British Heart Foundation) to help us pay upfront rent and establish and promote the group.
I have been a group exercise instructor for 30years and truly believe we need to get away from machine based circuit style exercise – cardio or resistance machines – based in health clubs and leisure centres and concentrate on COMMUNITY based and CONVENIENT sessions.

Showing cardiac patients they can regain an active, mobile and independent lifestyle is the real value of rehab sessions, improved health follows increased activity – not just from completing a 6 or 8 week course at a Leisure Centre. Ours has only3 Disabled parking spaces!

I will look forward to seeing reports of uptake of the women cardiac patients referred to these projects.


STOP Blaming Your Age May 7, 2013

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3 Beat Ageing
Step 3: Stop Blaming Everything On How Old You Are

Fat people are not fat because they are old—they’re fat because they eat, think, and move like a fat, old, dying person!
I’m well into my 50s—older than most of the clients I train—and I never use age as an excuse. I won’t accept that type of thinking. Its too convenient.
i believe its NEVER too late to transform into a slim, toned, and healthy body looking 10 years younger. Often 15 yrs!

Listen: Your body doesn’t own a clock. Studies have shown that men and women in their 90s were able to gain muscle tone in just a matter of weeks of simple weight training. I’ve seen men and women pf all ages improve their physiques – 25 to 95!

If you’re around those naysayers who are constantly talking about growing old, all their aches and pains, and how life is just down hill after 40—LEAVE! Surround yourself with positive thinkers who absolutely crave a challenge. A challenge is what keeps you YOUNG, and the best challenge there is happens to be taking control of your health and body.