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.
Back in January I wrote about taking a break from any formal exercise, I'd had a very busy time and been struggling to get my hormones balanced with perimenopause so I was feeling rather overwhelmed and decided I needed to be a bit kinder to myself. It was just what I needed. It gave me time to catch up with other projects, time to allow the new HRT regime to start working and time to just relax a bit.
About eight weeks ago the time felt right to get back to some sort of structure with exercise and eating. We'd had a fun but full on alcohol and eating weekend away in Krakow. I looked in the diary and knew I had early holidays coming up - South of France and Turkey in June. I felt back to my normal self, I had more energy and more enthusiasm (see my HRT post here).
If you are a regular reader of my blog then you will know that I have been on a mission to improve my health, sleep better and overcome the challenges that menopause and being over 50 have bought me. I often share my thoughts and what has worked for me. Indeed one of the main motivators for starting my blog was for some accountability! I was contacted recently by Serious Readers and asked if I would like to try, and write about, one of their specialist reading lights. One of my goals has been to reduce screen time and therefore blue light and read more at bedtime to help improve my sleep quality - so I was really interested in finding out more.
I chose the Serious Readers Alex Floor Light with a lightweight base so I can move it easily and a brass finish to complement the decor in my house. I had two places I wanted to try the light. In my bedroom for bedtime reading and in my lounge for close-up tasks like sewing and reading.
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.
Hi, I’m Michelle and my blog Fifty & Fab is all about my journey into and through my fifties. I share style tips, health and fitness inspiration, I talk about my holidays and days out and I tell you about my beauty regime and my lifestyle. I hope you might pick up a tip or two and get some inspiration!
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