As you know I am on HRT, that wasn't an easy decision to make and I did a lot of research and soul searching first. But HRT isn't the end of the story, we still need to eat well, move more and look after our wellbeing and overall health during peri menopause and post menopause. So when Evie invited me along to her lunch 'n' learn workshop last week it seemed like an ideal opportunity to remind myself what I should be doing, to learn more about what i could do and to listen to the latest research on the best nutrition for this stage in my life.
And what a great way to learn, over a delicious and healthy lunch in a beautiful location. I've met Evie a few times now, she is a very friendly and very knowledgeable. Evie is a registered nutritional therapist specialising in gut health and with a particular interest in menopause (because she is approaching that age too so understands from a personal perspective).
You will have noticed that I am slowly, very slowly, looking for more eco-friendly and sustainable options in my life, it is a gradual process and one that won't happen overnight. Decluttering my house and my wardrobe in particular has been a recent project. Buying less, shopping my wardrobe and researching sustainable brands is all part of the process. My favourite shampoo can now be refilled if I save the bottles, all baby steps. So when I was contacted by 'Wild' recently about their Kickstarter campaign I decided it was one I should look at closer - an eco-friendly and natural deodorant that actually works!? And I really like supporting the smaller brands - especially with a focus on sustainability.
About eighteen months ago I was really struggling with quite severe stress and needed to find a way to take some time out and relax. Phone free time, me time, where I wasn't distracted by the constant to do list in my head or text notifications! So I started to get a regular massage or reiki treatment. Now I would love to be able to do this weekly but I do try very hard to do it at least monthly. Recently I was asked if I would like to go along and try out a massage at The Massage Company.
The Massage Company is a new concept in massage provision in the UK. Their mission is to make high quality, regular massage more accessible to everyone.
I'm home from two glorious weeks in Kalkan in Turkey and I will be writing a post about it soon. But first I wanted to fit this post in about Magnesium and the benefits of taking a supplement especially as we get a bit older.
I have been taking a Magnesium supplement on and off for a few years as well as adding magnesium salts to my evening bath from time to time. However, I am not always good at maintaining the habit and will often run out and then not take them for a while. When I was researching and learning as much as I could about how to be healthy and the best exercise to do, Magnesium was one of the supplements recommended again and again as essential and worth taking.
A few months ago I was contacted by Future You Health, a supplement company based in Cambridge and I agreed to try out some of their supplements.
Welcome to Fifty & Fab, a lifestyle blog celebrating women. I am a blogger with a passion for writing about style, beauty, health and fitness with a focus on the over 50's. I am based in Marlow but work across London and the South East.
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