There comes a time for us all when we need care. Peter McGahan takes a look at the importance of talking openly about and preparing for long term care.
Hair loss in women is neither serious, nor life threatening – according to doctors. For the sufferer, though, it is stress inducing and a real confidence killer. Here are some tips to help you overcome any concerns about wearing a wig.
Can you give a gift in your Will so that no one has to face death or bereavement alone?
Over 60s more confident than ever about sex. New study by Replens finds that intimacy never gets old.
Understand why increasing your fibre intake can help lower cholesterol, reduce risk of developing type 2 diabetes and even help with IBS. Rob Hobson explains.
Understand your exposure to the cost of social care writes Sharon Bonfield
Give yourself the best chance to be fit, active and happy in later life with these 10 healthy tips for men over 50.
Cross party group calls for £3 billion intervention fund to build back better health
Dr Sarah Brewer examines libido in later life, while Robert Hobson asks whether Vitamin D supplements are all they’re cracked up to be.
10 reasons why you should follow medical advice regarding vaccination and help protect others in the fight to control Covid.
No one likes having leaks or wearing pads. Treat incontinence with INNOVO® the only non-invasive pelvic floor exerciser that you can do at home with zero effort. Slip on the shorts and relax. 87% of women were defined as dry or nearly dry after three months.
Health-wise lockdown does not mean shutdown. Here are six simple tips from A Vogel to help maintain mental and physical health, and also keep your immune system in tip top condition.
Dr Sarah Brewer, Medical Director of Healthspan, looks at how to keep your digestive system in tip top condition.
Rob Hobson, Healthspan Head of Nutrition has created a series of recipes to help support bone and joint health in the months ahead.
To fight off winter tiredness getting enough undisturbed sleep is vital. Here, Rob Hobson explains ways you can tune your body for restful nights.
Rob Hobson registered nutritionist at Healthspan shows how we can reduce our cholesterol by eating the right kind of foods.
New research reveals people are shying away from discussing gut health
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is estimated to affect up to 20 per cent of the UK population with its often debilitating (and potentially embarrassing) symptoms. A range of experts explain how it can be soothed and improved to help live daily life more comfortably.
Working out may seem more like torture than fun, but there’s a new “home gym” in town that makes getting fit the best fun you can have standing up – or lying down. Best of all, it’s perfect for the 40 per cent of women who suffer from some degree of incontinence.
Separating HRT fact from fiction. What you need to know about Hormone Replacement Therapy.
Manuka Honey has become famous in recent years due to its health properties and a host of celebrity fans, making it one of the best selling products in health store Holland and Barrett. But why is it so special? And does it work? 50 Connect explores here.
Low mood can be short-term but over a longer period can manifest as depression, anxiety and insomnia all of which reduce your ability to deliver care for your loved one. Rob Hobson, head of nutrition at Healthspan, offers tips on how proactively manage your mood.
Focusing only on your role as a carer is great for the person you care for but can have a detrimental effect on your long-term health and wellness. Rob Hobson tells how you can make the most of mealtimes.
Rob Hobson, Healthspan Head of Nutrition over Carer’s Week will be working with 50 Connect providing practical dietary advice for carer’s to help support their nutritional needs, so that they can stay well and look after themselves and continue to deal with the responsibility of caring.
A new global study by Ipsos MORI* reveals just 30% of British adults say they are ‘looking forward to getting old’ which obviously means that the majority of us are not.
As people continue to live longer, governments will need to rethink similar policies around health care, employment and more, write Warren Sanderson and Sergei Scherbov.
If you or a loved one are affected by dementia, you may have questions about legal issues surrounding writing a Will or Lasting Powers of Attorney. Alzheimer’s Research UK can help you plan for the future by outlining some things to think about.
Rob Hobson, Healthspan Head of Nutrition takes a look at some simple food changes men can make to help them live longer and healthier lives.
Stress can compromise nutrient intake by influencing appetite, food choice and depleting the body of micronutrients. Here are some tips to help make the right food choices.
Back pain affects 21.9 million people in the UK, but the list of what isn’t recommended is now longer than what is…
Rob Hobson, registered nutritionist and Head of Nutrition at Healthspan explains why we have fallen back in love with eggs and why they are so good for you.
We all want a healthy later life but sometimes old habits get in the way. Here are 10 tips that are easy to follow but could have a lasting, positive imapact on over 50s health.
New research shows that up to 50% of the UK population is taking some form of medication every day. The question is, is this level of mass medicalisation ultimately solving our health problems? And if not, what can we do to help ourselves become healthier and happier?