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10 secrets to banish stress

Do you find it difficult to cope with the demands of everyday life? Here are 10 expert tips to banish stress.

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5th Nov 2015
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Beating the summertime blues

Feeling down in the dumps and low in energy? There’s a chance you could be suffering from summer SAD. Dr Roger Henderson looks at the symptoms and solutions.

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10th Jul 2015
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Mental preparation for retirement

50connect talks to Dr Lynda Shaw about the steps you can take to reduce the stress of dealing with retirement

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27th May 2015
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Can turmeric help candida and IBS?

Dr Sarah Brewer says turmeric can counter uncomfortable recurrent conditions such as irritable bowel sydrome (IBS) and candida

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15th May 2015
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Spring clean your mind

Dr Lynda Shaw cautions that stress is a fact of life, but these top tips for dealing with the 'thought clutter' that comes with it could be your saving grace!

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14th May 2015
Lynda Shaw
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Walk your way to a healthy spine

Don't allow poor posture and sedentary lifestyle to develop into back and spinal pain. Read our top tips.

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8th May 2015
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The importance of sleep as we age

Dr Lynda Shaw says getting enough quality sleep can help protect your mental and physical health as you age.

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20th Apr 2015
Lynda Shaw
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Stay active for longer

Dr Lynda Shaw challenges you to rediscover your adventurous side and feel younger!

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31st Mar 2015
Lynda Shaw
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Bounce back from those winter bugs

At this time of year it often feels like we'll never get to the end of the winter season, a time for many that has meant coming down with niggling colds, coughs or flu.

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11th Mar 2015
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Coping with the transition to Menopause

Dr Lynda Shaw offers some positive tips to combat the physical and mental challenges of menopause

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9th Feb 2015
Lynda Shaw
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Smart ways to avoid the winter blues

Read our expert tips to ensure you wake up bright and breezy and free of the winter blues.

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20th Jan 2015
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10 things to ask your pharmacist before seeing your doctor

Dr Sarah Brewer says your pharmacist can offer a speedier solution to common health complaints - but only if you ask!

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15th Dec 2014
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Smart ways to pre-empt those winter blues

Does your mood get lower as the days get shorter? Take a look at these expert ways to beat the winter blues...

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5th Nov 2014
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Inflamation: the root of all ills?

Inflammation can be seen as a positive force, but if it gets out of hand can lead to a host of problems.

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22nd Oct 2014
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Why dieting doesn't work - and what to do about it

Joanna Henson author of What’s Your Excuse For Not Eating Healthily? questions the value of dieting and says lifestyle has more impact on weight gain.

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9th Oct 2014
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Mistreatment in care homes

Legal expert Susan Brown questions why in the 21st century we still see mistreatment of the vulnerable elderly in residential care homes

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26th Sep 2014
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Skin and foot care

A quick and easy guide on how to avoid dry, rough and cracked skin especially on your heels.

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13th Aug 2014
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Keeping tabs on your pill count

Faced with a pile of pills to take each morning? Dr Trisha Macnair suggests it might be time to streamline your intake.

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11th Aug 2014
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Weeding, bending and backpain

Summer gardening can put in positions you'd rather not be in and the after effects can leave you feeling as stiff as a board.

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14th Jul 2014
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How to boost your energy

Dr Lynda Shaw shares some non-diet tips that will have you feeling refreshed- both mentally and physically.

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25th Jun 2014
Lynda Shaw
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Sunshine: friend or foe?

How do you get the health benefits of the sun (Vitamin D) without exposing your skin to damage? 50connect asked Dr Sarah Brewer's for her advice.

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17th Jun 2014
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Be aware of skin cancer

Sun-worshipping Brits ignoring risks and symptoms of skin cancer

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28th May 2014
Gareth Hargreaves
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Digital Hearing Aids explained

Age related hearing loss (presbycusis), affects 40% of people over 50. Also known as Sensorineural Hearing Loss, it is a condition often ignored in its early stages. This easy to follow guide explains the many options available if you are concerned about your hearing.

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28th May 2014
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Top 10 tips to rediscover your joie de vivre

50connect experts reveal their tips for revitalising your life.

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27th May 2014
Gareth Hargreaves
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Keeping your brain fit in later life

Dr Lynda Shaw says challenge your mental accuity and keep your brain healthy in retirement with these quick tips.

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29th Apr 2014
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Psychology of losing weight

Dr Lynda Shaw looks at comfort eating and offers some common sense reasons to lose weight.

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19th Mar 2014
Lynda Shaw
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Are we in denial about our health?

Skipping regular check ups can have serious implications for healthy ageing.

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20th Jan 2014
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January detox in four easy steps

Detox your body after the December excesses and be at your healthy best in 2014.

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6th Jan 2014
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Libido after 50 and Vitamin D pros and cons

Health news round up - Dr Sarah Brewer examines libido in later life, while Robert Hobson asks whether Vitamin D supplements are all they're cracked up to be.

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16th Dec 2013
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Health news - A nation of pill-poppers?

The rise of the antidepressant and simple heart health. 50connect looks behind the headlines looking at the news stories that impact YOU.

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2nd Dec 2013
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