I am thrilled to be the first rotating editor at TheBoldAge. As a fledgling community we are trying to find our feet, our heartbeat, our voice and as one bright spark in today’s virtual office said, our soul.

For me, I wanted to feature our DNA, the life force from which we build, the force that defines us. Whilst ageing is most definitely inevitable, how we age is not, and we want our DNA to focus on the ‘positivity of ageing’.

As committed Boldies we see this time in our lives as a period of opportunity, reinvention, and most certainly relevance. A period where we can add value and still change the world.

I’m fascinated by how we approach the world and each other. I hope the stories we feature this month resonate with you, even with life’s challenges. Let’s lead with: WE ARE! Not we were and I AM! not I was.

Nigel Pritchard | Monthly Editor

WE ARE, not we were!

Encouraging people approaching, and in, later years to live a longer, healthier, more active and fulfilling life.

As BOLDIES we see later life as an exciting journey. A period of opportunity, relevance and joy; a time for exploration and re-invention where we continue to add value to society.

This does not mean that we will shy away from difficult and challenging subjects, but as BOLDIES we want to show a positive attitude and spirit.

Simply put BOLDIES say WE ARE! not we were.

ON THIS DAY 6 AUGUSTTheBoldAge - 2020-08-06
In Matthew Parker (allegedly of nosy parker fame) was born; in 1806 the Holy Roman Empire formally came to an end; in 1943 the "god of the internet" was born; in 1962 Jamaica became independent from the UK and in 1991 the paper was released describing the WWW. In 1945 the first atomic bomb was used on Hiroshima.
AEROBIC EXERCISE COULD IMPROVE MEMORY IN OLDER AGE, STUDY SAYSPrudence Wade - 2020-08-06
TheBoldAge looks at new research shows the brain-boosting potential of cardio.
HOW TO MAKE TOM KITCHIN’S HALIBUT, RED PEPPER AND CHORIZOElla Walker - 2020-08-06
Fish several times a week is good for you and its a simple but tasty fish supper to boot.
DEMENTIA 24/7 SURVEYTheBoldAge - 2020-08-05
TheBoldPulse Survey - the need for a 24 hour 7 day a week national dementia helpline
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DREAD GROWING OLD? HERE’S HOW TO AGE HAPPILY AND SEE GETTING OLDER IN A WHOLE NEW LIGHTLiz Connor - 2020-08-05
Embracing the ageing process can be a positive experience – if you choose to see it that way. Psychotherapist Thomas Moore talks to TheBoldAge about the richness that can come with getting older.
DREAD GROWING OLD? HERE’S HOW TO AGE HAPPILY AND SEE GETTING OLDER IN A WHOLE NEW LIGHTLiz Connor - 2020-08-05
Embracing the ageing process can be a positive experience – if you choose to see it that way. Psychotherapist Thomas Moore talks to TheBoldAge about the richness that can come with getting older.
AGE IS JUST A NUMBER!Steve Foreman - 2020-08-03
Following the popularity our ‘Age is no barrier article’, here are more instances of people performing amazing feats in later life.
WHY WE NEED GOALS: 4 TIPS TO GOAL SETTINGSteve Foreman - 2020-08-01
In this strange Covid-19 world we all have time to think about what we REALLY want out of life going forwards
SIZZLING HOT OR SUPER MILD? HERE’S HOW TO GROW CHILLIES – AND MATCH THE RIGHT CHILLI TO THE RIGHT DISHHannah Stephenson - 2020-07-24
Arundel Castle’s head gardener Martin Duncan shares his top tips with Hannah Stephenson.
DEMENTIA AND THE POWER OF MUSIC TheBoldAge - 2020-08-04
TheBoldAge talks to Grace Meadows, Programme Director for Music for Dementia about why she believes so passionately in the power of music for people living with dementia, how you can help others to enjoy music and why their new radio station is hitting the right notes.
6 WARNING SIGNS THAT YOU MIGHT BE DEFICIENT IN VITAMIN DLiz Connor - 2020-08-02
With the improved weather and increasing levels of sunshine we discuss the importance of Vitamin D and recognising whether you have a deficiency
7 OF THE BEST FOODS TO HELP BOOST YOUR HEART HEALTHAbi Jackson - 2020-08-02
Eating your way to a healthier ticker might be a lot easier – and tastier – than you think
THESE ARE THE 6 LIFESTYLE CHOICES A TOP CANCER PREVENTION PROFESSOR SAYS WE SHOULD ALL EMBRACELisa Salmon - 2020-07-30
As Dr Lorenzo Cohen explains the cancer-fighting ‘Mix of Six’ in his book, Lisa Salmon finds out more.
HOW TO MAKE TOM KITCHIN’S HALIBUT, RED PEPPER AND CHORIZOElla Walker - 2020-08-06
Fish several times a week is good for you and its a simple but tasty fish supper to boot.
5 OF THE MOST AMAZING HEALTH BENEFITS OF EATING PEARSMiles Rowland - 2020-08-05
Miles Rowland explains what regularly tucking into these tasty fruits can do for you.
AN EGG A DAY CAN REDUCE HEART DISEASE AND STROKE RISK – HERE ARE 5 WAYS TO GET MORE INTO YOUR DIETLiz Connor - 2020-08-01
Packed with protein and vitamins B2 and B12, new research has found there’s good reason to get inventive with eggs in the kitchen.
DITCH THE LOW OR NO FAT HABITNigel Pritchard - 2020-07-31
TheBoldAge challenges the low, no fat fad and de-codes some of nutritional jargon.
AEROBIC EXERCISE COULD IMPROVE MEMORY IN OLDER AGE, STUDY SAYSPrudence Wade - 2020-08-06
TheBoldAge looks at new research shows the brain-boosting potential of cardio.
DEMENTIA 24/7 SURVEYTheBoldAge - 2020-08-05
TheBoldPulse Survey - the need for a 24 hour 7 day a week national dementia helpline
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THIS IS WHY YOU SHOULD DRINK MILK INSTEAD OF WATER AFTER YOUR NEXT BOLDIE WORKOUTLiz Connor - 2020-07-29
Chugging a glass of the white stuff post-gym sesh could boost your fitness gains.
RUNNER? GOT HIP PAIN? HERE’S HOW TO DEAL WITH IT ACCORDING TO A PHYSIOTHERAPISTEdd Dracott - 2020-07-23
Beate Stindt gives the answers to all your hip related questions.
FROM FASTER RECOVERY TIMES TO NEW MATERIALS: 7 WAYS HIP REPLACEMENT SURGERY HAS ADVANCEDLisa Salmon - 2020-07-30
Andy Murray and a large number of 60-80 year olds have something in common - a hip replacement
LIFELONG LEARNING HAS NEVER BEEN EASIERTheBoldAge - 2020-06-15
With the explosion in online learning we look at 7 platforms that can be used to facilitate lifelong learning across a variety of subjects.
SMART HOMES: DEMYSTIFYING THE FUTURISTIC GIZMOS MAKING OUR HOMES HANDS-FREELuke Rix-Standing - 2020-04-20
Voice-activated cookers, remote controlled loos and a fridge that can tell you the weather.
4 GENUINELY HELPFUL TOOLS YOU CAN USE WHILE YOU’RE WAITING FOR THERAPYLiz Connor - 2020-04-18
Technologies and support groups are opening up a new frontier in mental health support and treatment