BOLDWellbeing

    Wellbeing
    BoldWellbeing looks positively and holistically at the issues facing us as we enter later-life as well as those of our ageing relatives. We decipher the jargon and provide relevant, unvarnished and un-biased inspiration, practical advice and support to help you navigate through the wellbeing maze.

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    ALZHEIMERS: A GOLFING JOURNEY
    Nigel Pritchard - 2021-03-01

    A group of special golfing friends helped Terry through his difficult journey

    DRINK YOUR MILK
    Steve Foreman - 2021-07-15

    Boldies, pick up a pinta!

    CHRONIC INFLAMMATION CAN BE DEBILITATING
    Catrin Thomas - 2021-07-06

    TheBoldAge investigates how diet can be the ying and yang

    HEALTHY HOMES
    Catrin Thomas - 2021-06-21

    TheBoldAge asks: Are our homes a healthy haven?

    THE NHS IS AMAZING
    Steve Foreman - 2021-05-07

    TheBoldage's very own Steve Foreman reflects on a very personal journey

    A GOOD APPETITE COULD MEAN A HEALTHIER GUT AND IMPROVED MUSCLE STRENGTH
    Steve Foreman - 2021-04-20

    A good appetite leads to improved muscle strength

    I’M SORRY...
    Anne Scott - 2021-04-13

    Author of Sizzling Bacon, Anne Scott, discuses the power of words from a very personal perspective

    RESPONDING TO DEMENTIA – THE MOST IMPORTANT THING
    Robin Thomson - 2021-04-08

    Author Robin Thomson talks about a seminar he has been involved in

    HOW DO YOU MAKE EDUCATED GUESSES?
    Andrew Stark - 2021-03-23

    Research shows that rest is a key element of being able to make educated guesses as our brain cells are forming those links during periods of rest.

    EATING YOUR 5 A DAY OF FRUIT AND VEG COULD LOWER STROKE RISK
    Catrin Thomas - 2021-03-01

    Further support for following the European recommended guidelines

    DRINK WINE INSTEAD OF BEER OR SPIRITS AND BETTER WITH FOOD
    Steve Foreman - 2021-03-01

    TheBoldAge looks at the latest research from Glasgow University

    OVERWEIGHT AND HEALTHY
    TheBoldAge - 2021-02-26

    TheBoldAge’s asks can you really be overweight and healthy?

    WHY WE SHOULD BE GETTING 7-8 HOURS OF SLEEP A DAY
    Steve Foreman - 2021-02-10

    1 in 3 adults fail to get 7-9 hours a night, that’s a significant risk for many people.

    WORLD CANCER DAY: 9 SUBTLE SIGNS OF CANCER YOU SHOULD NEVER IGNORE
    Liz Connor - 2021-02-04

    It’s not just lumps and bumps that need to be checked TheBoldAge asks the experts about the less obvious warning signs to look out for

    KIDNEY CANCER AWARENESS WEEK: 5 SYMPTOMS OF KIDNEY CANCER EVERYONE SHOULD BE AWARE OF
    Lisa Salmon - 2021-02-02

    With kidney cancer rates rising, an oncologist outlines the warning signs never to ignore

    HERE’S WHY YOU NEED ZINC – AND HOW TO MAKE SURE YOU’RE GETTING ENOUGH
    Liz Connor - 2021-02-02

    This crucial mineral plays a vital role in overall health. TheBoldAge finds out some of the best dietary sources.

    THEBOLDAGE LOOKS AT BLOOD CANCER SYMPTOMS EVERYBODY NEEDS TO KNOW
    Lisa Salmon - 2021-02-01

    Despite being relatively common, blood cancer warning signs can be easy to miss

    THEBOLDAGE LOOKS AT THE CANCER SYMPTOMS YOU SHOULD NEVER IGNORE, ACCORDING TO SPECIALISTS
    Lisa Salmon - 2021-02-01

    The pandemic has disrupted cancer screenings and referrals – but it’s still vital to get warning signs checked early

    7 REASONS YOU’RE NOT LOSING WEIGHT
    Lauren Taylor - 2021-01-31

    From mindless eating to not getting enough rest, TheBoldAge speaks to experts about the common mistakes.

    EATING A BIG BREAKFAST WILL ‘BURN MORE CALORIES’
    prudence wade - 2021-01-30

    Bring on the eggs.

    HOW DO DIFFERENT PAINKILLERS WORK, AND WHICH ONES ARE BEST FOR YOUR PAIN?
    Abi Jackson - 2021-01-29

    Pharmacists explain to TheBoldAge why different painkillers can sometimes be more suitable than others.

    HERE’S WHY DRINKING ENOUGH WATER MIGHT BE EVEN MORE IMPORTANT FOR OLDER PEOPLE
    Luke Rix-Standing - 2021-01-26

    Good hydration is crucial for health and happiness in later years.

    BORED IN THE HOUSE, IN THE HOUSE BORED!
    Steve Foreman - 2021-01-22

    TheBoldAge has some suggestions on how to make the best of things

    THEBOLDAGE ASKS COULD YOU SAVE THE WORLD WITH THE ‘PLANETARY HEALTH DIET’ – BUT WHAT CAN YOU ACTUALLY EAT?
    Prudence Wade - 2021-01-19

    You’ll have to cut down on meat and focus a whole lot more on vegetables.

    A POSITIVE APPROACH TO LIFE IMPROVES YOUR LIFESPAN
    Nigel Pritchard - 2021-01-01

    TheBoldAge looks at a recent study that links having an optimistic outlook to a healthier, longer life

    DOES YOUR ASTHMA GET WORSE IN WINTER? HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
    Liz Connor - 2020-12-30

    Being prepared for triggers during the colder months can help keep flare-ups and asthma attacks at bay. TheBoldAge finds out more.

    HOW NOT TO OVEREAT ON CHRISTMAS DAY - AS TOLD BY A DIETITIAN
    Laura Dennison - 2020-12-24

    Worried about piling on the weight over the festive season? Read this.

    A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE REDUCES YOUR DEMENTIA RISK
    Steve Foreman - 2020-12-22

    A Study from Finland looks at the linkage between cardiovascular health and dementia

    DOES WINTER MAKE YOUR ARTHRITIS WORSE? HERE’S HOW TO PREVENT JOINT PAIN FLARE-UPS FROM COLD WEATHER
    Liz Connor - 2020-12-21

    You can’t stop the cold and rain, but you can take steps to prevent winter wreaking havoc with your joints.

    THEBOLDAGE LOOKS AT 5 TIPS FOR MAKING HEALTHY EATING MORE AFFORDABLE
    Liz Connor - 2020-12-21

    Eat well for less with these budget-friendly food tips.

    HOW TO KNOW IF SOMEONE HAS HYPOTHERMIA, AND WHAT YOU SHOULD DO ABOUT IT
    Luke Rix-Standing - 2020-12-17

    Domestic winters can be dangerous for the unprepared – here’s how you can stay one step ahead of the cold

    IT’S NOT JUST FLU: 5 LESSER-KNOWN WINTER HEALTH PROBLEMS AND HOW TO TACKLE THEM
    Liz Connor - 2020-12-16

    Cold weather can make some health problems worse and even lead to serious complications. TheBoldAge hears how to live well this winter.

    A PERSONAL AND HEARTFELT STORY: MUSIC & MY MAM
    Clare Louise Childs - 2020-12-15

    ‘How Music has helped me cope…by helping others‘

    DIFFICULTY SLEEPING AT CHRISTMAS. THEBOLDAGE LOOKS AT 4 WAYS THAT CHRISTMAS CAN WREAK HAVOC WITH YOUR SLEEP
    Liz Connor - 2020-12-11

    Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but the worst for your sleep cycle

    RUTH LANGSFORD: 8 TIPS FOR FAMILIES LIVING WITH DEMENTIA THIS CHRISTMAS
    Liz Connor - 2020-12-10

    The TV host knows it can be a challenging time of year. She tells TheBoldAge what helped make it easier for her family.

    THE GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO HONOUR ITS COMMITMENTS
    Nigel Pritchard - 2020-12-05

    One of the government’s election promises was to double the investment in research into dementia. Now more than ever they need to honour it

    THEBOLDAGE TAKES A LOOK AT 5 SIMPLE STEPS TO HELP REJUVENATE YOUR HEALTH IN WINTER
    Liz Connor - 2020-12-04

    As winter draws in now is the time to reset your habits, don't wait for that new year resolution

    THESE 5 COMMON SLEEP MYTHS COULD BE SERIOUSLY HARMFUL TO YOUR HEALTH
    Liz Connor - 2020-11-30

    Forget everything you thought you knew about sleeping.

    WHAT IS INSULIN RESISTANCE AND COULD IT BE CAUSING YOUR CHRONIC HEALTH PROBLEMS?
    Lisa Salmon - 2020-11-27

    Insulin resistance is very common and is about far more than just diabetes.

    VEGANS ARE MORE THAN TWICE AS LIKELY TO BREAK BONES!
    Steve Foreman - 2020-11-27

    TheBoldAge takes a look at a recent research study

    WATCHING YOUR WEIGHT AND VITAMIN D INTAKE REDUCES CANCER RISK BY A THIRD
    Nigel Pritchard - 2020-11-26

    TheBoldAge looks at some of the latest research

    5 TIPS FOR LOSING BELLY WEIGHT, AS EXCESS WAIST FAT IS LINKED TO EARLY DEATH
    Liz Connor - 2020-11-25

    Unfortunately, there’s no ‘quick fix’ to losing weight

    PARKINSON’S: DRUG THAT COULD CALM THE DEBILITATING TWITCHES, GETS THE GO-AHEAD TO ENTER HUMAN TRIALS
    Nigel Pritchard - 2020-11-24

    Parkinson’s UK is a key collaborator in this ground-breaking development

    ITS INTERNATIONAL MEN'S DAY: 5 WAYS TO LOWER YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE
    Lisa Salmon - 2020-11-19

    TheBoldAge is hoping to raise men’s awareness of numbers like 120/80 – normal blood pressure.

    IS IT BAD TO ALWAYS HAVE TIGHT HAMSTRINGS?
    David Craig - 2020-11-19

    An expert explains why those hamstring muscles can get tense – and what you can do about it.

    6 THINGS THAT SITTING AT A DESK ALL DAY IS DOING TO YOUR HEALTH
    Lauren Taylor - 2020-11-18

    Research finds that standing, not sitting at a desk all day, could help you lose weight, TheBoldAge looks into just how bad excessive sitting is for our health.

    ‘MILLIONS OF PEOPLE’ OVER 45 ARE UNKNOWINGLY LIVING WITH HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE – 6 SIMPLE WAYS TO REDUCE YOURS
    Lisa Salmon - 2020-11-17

    The British Heart Foundation say it’s a “ticking time bomb”.

    WORLD DIABETES DAY: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE LINK BETWEEN THE DISEASE AND MENTAL HEALTH
    Lauren Taylor - 2020-11-14

    TheBoldAge takes a look at mental health issues that can arise from living with the disease

    THEBOLDAGE TAKES A LOOK AT WHETHER WE SHOULD TAKE VITAMIN D? 4 REASONS TO ENSURE YOU’RE GETTING ENOUGH OF THE ‘SUNSHINE VITAMIN’
    Lisa Salmon - 2020-11-10

    As researchers look at whether vitamin D can help guard against Covid-19, here’s four more reasons to top up on the sunshine vitamin

    SUFFER WITH WINTER BLUES OR SAD? THESE SIMPLE STEPS COULD MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE
    Abi Jackson - 2020-11-09

    From treatment options to simple diet and lifestyle tweaks, TheBoldAge talks to leading experts about managing seasonal affective disorder.

    5 STRANGE THINGS THAT HAPPEN TO YOUR BODY DURING EXERCISE
    Luke Rix-Standing - 2020-11-07

    TheBoldAge rounds up some of the less discussed side effects of working out.

    6 REASONS WHY WALKING IS THE MOST UNDERRATED FORM OF EXERCISE
    Liz Connor - 2020-11-03

    It may be simple, but walking really is one of the best – and cheapest – ways to boost mental and physical health. TheBoldAge finds out why.

    STRUGGLING TO SLEEP? 6 WAYS TO RELIEVE INSOMNIA NATURALLY
    Liz Connor - 2020-10-28

    Poor sleep is bad news for our moods and health. Liz Connor asks experts for their top tips – without having to reach for sleeping pills.

    WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT? WORKOUT WITH A FRIEND
    Steve Foreman - 2020-10-28

    Losing weight is even more important during the very strange times

    COULD AN ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DIET TRANSFORM YOUR HEALTH?
    Lisa Salmon - 2020-10-27

    Louise Blanchfield, aka ‘the food physio’, tells Lisa Salmon about the diet that helped her husband overcome inflammatory arthritis and bowel disease.

    6 WAYS TO PREVENT CONDENSATION IN YOUR HOME
    Lisa Salmon - 2020-10-26

    TheBoldAge speaks to a property expert to find out the best ways to avoid the moisture menace which can lead to damp.

    5 THINGS TO CUT OUT OF YOUR DIET IF YOU WANT A BETTER NIGHT’S SLEEP
    florrie Andrew - 2020-10-22

    Can’t remember the last time you slept through the night? The solution could lie in what you consume

    WHY ADDING A LITTLE SPICE TO YOUR FOOD MIGHT BE THE KEY TO AUTUMN AND WINTER WELLNESS
    Liz Connor - 2020-10-16

    Food with a kick could help keep you feeling on top form this season

    TOGETHER WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS
    Nigel Pritchard - 2020-10-15

    TheBoldAge looks at 5 ways to support elderly relatives that are self-isolating.

    HEART HEALTH: 6 KEY QUESTIONS ABOUT HEART ATTACKS THAT BOLDIES SHOULD KNOW
    Nigel Pritchard - 2020-10-15

    Do you know what the differences are between a heart attack and indigestion? More importantly do you know what to do if you or a loved one has a suspected heart attack?

    WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY: THEBOLDAGE LOOKS AT 5 WAYS TO GIVE YOUR MENTAL WELLBEING SOME TLC
    Abi Jackson - 2020-10-10

    Feeling a little run-down mentally? TheBoldAge shares 5 tips for under-the-weather minds.

    BOLDIES: BHF HOPEFUL THAT A NEW RESEARCH PROJECT WILL HELP DOCTORS IDENTIFY THOSE AT RISK OF A HEART ATTACK OR STROKE
    Nigel Pritchard - 2020-10-09

    The BHF funded research will hopefully allow doctors treating patients with undiagnosed chest pain, to identify the warning signs of a future stroke or heart attack

    TURMERIC - PUFFING, PRINTING, EGG LAYING, RAT ARTHRITIS AND AYUREVDA
    Andrew Stark - 2020-10-05

    Turmeric, once known as Indian Saffron, has been getting a lot of notice recently. It's used in both Indian and Southeast Asian cooking, but did you also know that it has been used to determine the efficacy of ink-jet printing, or increasing the production of chicken eggs? We looked at some of the unique research that has been done recently into turmeric and its uses.

    MANY STUDIES SHOW THAT OUR DIETS ARE FAR TOO LOW IN NUTS – HERE’S HOW TO GET MORE INTO YOUR DIET
    Liz Connor - 2020-10-02

    According to research, poor diet accounts for a fifth of all deaths globally.

    EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SPOTTING THE SIGNS OF STROKE, AND HOW TO REDUCE YOUR RISK
    Liz Connor - 2020-10-02

    As figures reveal more and more middle-aged people are being affected, TheBoldAge finds out how we can all improve our stroke awareness.

    ENSURE YOU ARE GETTING ENOUGH VITAMIN D TO REDUCE THE IMPACT OF COVID-19
    Steve Foreman - 2020-10-01

    Are you getting enough vitamin D?

    5 SURPRISING HEALTH BENEFITS OF BLACKBERRIES
    Liz Connor - 2020-09-30

    These juicy fruits are bursting with nutritional goodness.

    TOMORROW IS WORLD HEART DAY: 8 SUBTLE SIGNS OF HEART DISEASE YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT
    Lisa Salmon - 2020-09-28

    Not all heart disease warning signs are as obvious as severe chest pain. Two leading cardiologists outline some of the more subtle symptoms.

    IN LOCKDOWN: A MEDITERRANEAN DIET ‘COULD HELP REDUCE DEPRESSION’ – HERE ARE 6 MOOD-BOOSTING MEALS TO TRY
    Liz Connor - 2020-09-27

    Research has found that eating a coastal diet cuts the risk of depression by reducing inflammation in the body

    THE ONE SYMPTOM OF DEPRESSION NO ONE TALKS ABOUT: WHAT IS THE ‘IMPOSSIBLE TASK’?
    Prudence Wade - 2020-09-27

    A Twitter user has shared what happens when mundane tasks become utterly overwhelming.

    TURMERIC: HEALTH FAD OR HEALTH FACT?
    Taylor Heyman - 2020-09-25

    It may not actually be a miracle spice.

    7 THINGS TO EAT AND DRINK TO HELP BEAT DISEASE – ACCORDING TO A HARVARD-TRAINED DOCTOR
    Lisa Salmon - 2020-09-25

    In his book, Dr William Li explores how certain food stuffs can influence our health.

    INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE LINKED TO DEMENTIA – WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?
    Lisa Salmon - 2020-09-25

    New research says people with IBD have double the risk of developing dementia.

    MY DAD DIDN’T HAVE DEMENTIA, BUT THE POWER OF MUSIC STILL SPOKE TO HIM
    Grace Meadows - 2020-09-23

    Grace Meadows is Programme Director for Music for Dementia, a national campaign leading the call to make music freely available for everyone living with dementia

    I JUST CAN'T DO THIS AGAIN - NHS IN THE SECOND WAVE OF COVID-19
    TheBoldAge - 2020-09-23

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Dave Carr, a senior critical care nurse at St Thomas' Hospital in London, yesterday and there is a genuine fear about the impact a second wave will have on the staff of the NHS

    COGNITIVE DECLINE - WE JUST HAVE TOO MUCH INFORMATION TO PROCESS
    Andrew Stark - 2020-09-22

    Cognitive decline as we get older is a load of old boll... Our brains don't slow down due to age but rather due to the amount of information they hold and process

    DRUGS HAILED AS A REAL BREAKTHROUGH IN THE FIGHT AGAINST PROSTATE CANCER
    Nigel Pritchard - 2020-09-22

    And, a big step forward for those at an advanced stage of the condition

    DEMENTIA AND WORLD MUSIC
    TheBoldAge - 2020-09-21

    On World Alzheimer's Day we take a quick look at the impact of music on dementia and alzheimer's disease

    RBG - DIVERSITY IN JUSTICE
    Andrew Stark - 2020-09-21

    We've come a long way in the UK in terms of diversity in the justice system, but we still have a long way to go. When asked about an all female Supreme Court RBG responded "there's been nine men, and nobody's ever raised a question about that".

    NATIONAL HIV/AIDS AND AGING AWARENESS DAY 2020
    TheBoldAge - 2020-09-18

    "Still Got It" - The Terrence Higgins Trust campaign echoes our mantra of "We ARE not we WERE". The UK achieved the 2020 UNAIDS targets but there's still much more to do.

    THEBOLDOPINION: ADULT CARE SERVICES - OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMPROVEMENT
    Andrew Stark - 2020-09-17

    The adult social care sector continues to see systemic problems as evidenced through the ombudsman's latest complaints report. We need less government rhetoric and more BOLD action to be taken to support those who are supporting us.

    THEBOLDAGE EXPLORES: THINGS THAT HAPPEN WHEN YOU DON’T DRINK ENOUGH
    Liz Connor - 2020-09-11

    Plain ol’ H20 is pretty important for a healthy lifestyle. Here’s why…

    MENTAL HEALTH: THINGS SOMEONE WITH DEPRESSION ACTUALLY WANTS TO BE ASKED
    Prudence Wade - 2020-09-10

    It’s tough when a loved one is experiencing a mental health crisis, here are some ideas for what you can say to help.

    HERE’S WHAT ONE PORTION OF YOUR FIVE-A-DAY ACTUALLY LOOKS LIKE
    Georgia Humphreys - 2020-09-09

    These nifty colour charts show how different fruit and veg compare.

    HOW TO LOOK AFTER YOUR BODY AND MIND BEFORE AN OPERATION
    Abi Jackson - 2020-09-08

    There may be a team of professionals taking care of the main event, but how can we help ourselves when waiting for surgery?

    ULTRA-PROCESSED FOOD COULD RAISE CANCER RISK – 5 OF THE WORST TO AVOID
    Ella Walker - 2020-09-06

    We look at some of the worst processed foods and what you can swap them for.

    3 SURPRISING VITAMIN C SOURCES FOR IMMUNE SUPPORT – BEYOND ORANGES
    Liz Connor - 2020-09-04

    Think beyond your favourite citrus food - Vitamin C is found in a large variety of fruit and vegetables

    STI’S ARE RISING IN OLDER PEOPLE’
    Marion Foreman - 2020-09-03

    Why highlight Boldies surely its a societal issue

    5 TELLTALE SIGNS THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE A MAGNESIUM DEFICIENCY
    Lisa Salmon - 2020-08-31

    From muscle cramps and migraines to chocolate cravings, these could all be signs you’re lacking in this important mineral

    4 SURPRISING HEALTH BENEFITS OF DRINKING MORE THAN ONE CUP OF COFFEE EVERY DAY
    Liz Connor - 2020-08-31

    Buying takeaway lattes might not be great for your wallet, but there may be a silver lining to your coffee habit…

    THE CONSTANT BAKER
    Chris Young - 2020-08-29

    Chris Young spoke to Rory Cellan-Jones, the BBC's Technology Correspondent, about his passion for Real Bread making.

    SUPPLEMENTS TO SUPPORT A BOLD LIFESTYLE
    Steve Foreman - 2020-08-26

    Supplements are big business these days but are they beneficial?

    TERESA BERRY'S JOURNEY WITH FOOD AND BATTLING THE SUGAR MONSTER
    Deb Bunt and Teresa Berry - 2020-08-26

    Healthier, fitter and happier, how food and exercise has helped bring a new balance

    7 SURPRISING THINGS YOU PROBABLY DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT GLAUCOMA
    Liz Connor - 2020-08-25

    TheBoldAge explores the common eye disease, glaucoma, with optometrist Dr Josie Forte

    STATINS: WE ASK WHAT’S THE DEBATE ALL ABOUT?
    Lisa Salmon - 2020-08-24

    As well as being the most commonly prescribed medication in the UK, statins are among the most controversial.

    NUTRITION AND DEMENTIA: 5 FOODIE THOUGHTS
    Marion Foreman - 2020-08-22

    Research shows a healthy lifestyle lessens your chances of developing dementia or helps in slowing it's progression if you do get it.

    AS BOLDIES THIS IS WHY IT’S SO IMPORTANT TO DRINK WATER DURING THE DAY
    Liz Connor - 2020-08-22

    Plus some top tips for making sure you stay hydrated in hot weather

    7 WAYS TO KEEP FIT AND WELL IN YOUR 50'S AND BEYOND
    Lisa Salmon - 2020-08-14

    Exercise and healthy living can make a big difference at any time of life including your 50s, 60's and beyond

    IS IT OK TO TAKE OUT-OF-DATE MEDICATION?
    Abi Jackson - 2020-08-13

    How many times have you got to the cabinet and wondered whether you can still take out of date tablets?

    CORONAVIRUS CRISIS: 52% EXCESS DEATHS IN WALES AND ENGLAND OF THOSE LIVING WITH DEMENTIA.
    Nigel Pritchard - 2020-08-13

    The statistics lay bare the urgent and critical need for additional support, including a national 24-hour 7 day a week helpline and support platform. We don’t have to see the same number of excess deaths in future.

    BRITAIN IS BEING ADVISED TO GO ON A DIET: 6 EASY WAYS TO CUT CALORIES WITHOUT COMPLETELY OVERHAULING YOUR DIET
    Lauren Taylor - 2020-08-12

    We are being urged to cut our calories to help in the battle against Covid – here’s what you can do at home.

    SOYA, OAT OR ALMOND? 4 OF THE MOST POPULAR MILK ALTERNATIVES EXPLAINED
    Liz Connor - 2020-08-11

    Know your soy latte from your almond flat white, with Liz Connor’s guide to dairy-free ‘milks’.

    TRIAL DRUG OFFERS POTENTIAL DELAY IN THE MARCH OF ALZHEIMER’S
    TheBoldAge - 2020-08-11

    FDA looking to make a decision early next year

    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 D
    Liz 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 HEALTH
    Abi 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 EMBRACE
    Lisa Salmon - 2020-07-30

    As Dr Lorenzo Cohen explains the cancer-fighting ‘Mix of Six’ in his book, Lisa Salmon finds out more.

    WHICH DIET IS FOR ME?
    Steve Foreman - 2020-07-27

    There are so many diets to choose from, which is the right one for me?

    THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO KEEP YOUR BONES HEALTHY, WHATEVER YOUR AGE
    Abi Jackson - 2020-07-27

    You’re never too young – or old – to care for your bones.

    BLIGHTED BY LOWER BACK PAIN? EXPERTS EXPLAIN THE KEY SIGNS, SYMPTOMS AND TREATMENTS TO KNOW ABOUT
    Liz Connor - 2020-07-24

    Although rarely serious, back pain is extremely common and can be a real bane. Liz Connor talks to the experts.

    LIVING WITH ARTHRITIS? 7 TIPS FOR MANAGING MORNING STIFFNESS
    Lisa Salmon - 2020-07-23

    Stiff, painful joints can be a waking nightmare for millions of people living with arthritis. Lisa Salmon finds out what Versus Arthritis suggests.

    7 SIMPLE WAYS TO AVOID BACK PAIN
    Lisa Salmon - 2020-07-22

    Millions of Brits suffer from back pain, yet simple precautions can help avoid it. A spinal surgeon tells Lisa Salmon how to look after your spine.

    WHAT IS HORTICULTURAL THERAPY – AND WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM IT?
    Hannah Stephenson - 2020-07-21

    Studies have found that gardening and garden environments can offer a host of physical and mental health benefits. TheBoldAge finds out more.

    5 OF THE MOST BALANCED FOODS YOU CAN FIND, ACCORDING TO A NUTRITIONIST
    Prudence Wade - 2020-07-20

    These foods really pack a punch in the healthiness stakes.

    INTRODUCING PETE BERRY, A TRUE CYCLING BOLDIE WHO REFUSES TO BE DEFINED BY EARLY ONSET DEMENTIA
    Deb Bunt and Pete Berry - 2020-07-17

    “When I cycle, I leave my dementia at home. I become who I was, not who I am.”

    5 WAYS TO LOWER YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE
    Liz Connor - 2020-07-14

    Simple lifestyle changes can make a big difference.

    WHAT IS CHRONIC PAIN AND HOW CAN YOU MANAGE IT?
    Lisa Salmon - 2020-07-13

    As singer Annie Lennox calls for the reopening of pain services, TheBoldAge talks to a doctor about what chronic pain means.

    10 WAYS FOR BOLDIES TO LIVE A LONGER AND HEALTHIER LIFE
    Lisa Salmon - 2020-07-08

    After years poring over studies, two authors have sorted the shortcuts to living long healthy lives. Lisa Salmon finds out about the Age-Well Project.

    WHAT IS HEALTH ANXIETY AND HOW CAN YOU OVERCOME IT?
    Lisa Salmon - 2020-07-08

    If you think every ache or pain is a sign of something serious, you could have an overwhelming fear of illness

    ITS WORLD CHOCOLATE DAY: DARK CHOCOLATE CAN HELP STRESS LEVELS: 6 UNUSUAL WAYS TO GET MORE INTO YOUR DIET
    Prudence Wade - 2020-07-07

    As if we needed a Boldie excuse to eat more?

    5 FOODS TO REDUCE YOUR RISK OF STROKE
    Lisa Salmon - 2020-07-02

    TheBoldAge reveals the diet changes that could help slash your stroke risk.

    FOLLOWING A MEDITERRANEAN DIET COULD REDUCE THE RISK OF HEARING LOSS – SO WHAT SHOULD YOU BE EATING?
    Prudence Wade - 2020-06-30

    It’s all about fresh foods, and nothing processed.

    HERE’S WHAT YOU REALLY NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PROTEIN, ACCORDING TO NUTRITION EXPERTS
    Liz Connor - 2020-06-26

    How much do you really need, and is meat protein always better? TheBoldAge finds out.

    MORE THAN JUST A FEAR OF OPEN SPACES: WHAT IS AGORAPHOBIA AND HOW IS IT TREATED?
    Liz Connor - 2020-06-25

    This complex panic disorder often results in avoiding certain situations – or not leaving the house at all. TheBoldAge finds out more.

    5 SIGNS YOUR BODY IS NOT GETTING ENOUGH PROTEIN
    Nilma Marshall - 2020-06-24

    Hair loss could be one of them…

    THEBOLDAGE INVESTIGATES: THE BENEFITS OF MEDITATION
    Steve Foreman - 2020-06-23

    The world has turned into a somewhat crazy place, we have social distancing, limited access to schools for our children and many people are worried about their finances.

    HOW TO OUT-SMART HAY FEVER THIS SUMMER
    Liz Connor - 2020-06-22

    Nobody wants to sniffle their way through lunch, dinner and that socially distanced Bar B Q. TheBoldAge finds key hay fever triggers – and their solutions.

    MEN’S HEALTH WEEK: 5 WAYS TO LOWER YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE
    Lisa Salmon - 2020-06-18

    Men’s Health Week TheBoldAge is aiming to raise men’s awareness of numbers like 120/80 – normal blood pressure.

    MEN’S HEALTH WEEK: THEBOLDAGE LOOKS AT 5 OFTEN OVERLOOKED HEALTH ISSUES MEN SHOULD NEVER IGNORE
    Liz Connor - 2020-06-17

    Keep an eye out for any of these changes.

    TROUBLE SLEEPING IN HOT WEATHER? HERE ARE 7 EXPERT-BACKED TIPS TO TRY
    Liz Connor - 2020-06-11

    TheBoldAge investigates: Prepare yourself for the warmer nights ahead with these essential hot weather hacks,

    5 OF THE MOST COMMON HEALTH QUESTIONS PHARMACISTS ARE ASKED
    Lisa Salmon - 2020-06-10

    From ‘What’s this rash?’ to ‘Can I drink on this medication?’, we quizzed pharmacists on the UK’s top health concerns.

    WHAT ARE CAROTENOIDS AND HOW CAN YOU GET MORE INTO YOUR DIET?
    Lisa Salmon - 2020-05-31

    As research shows eating carotenoids can give you a golden glow and improve your health, we explain what they are and how to get more of them.

    CYCLE TO WORK DAY: 8 THINGS SWITCHING TO A BIKE DID FOR MY WELLBEING
    Ella Walker - 2020-05-29

    As we are asked to avoid public transport if we can, TheBoldAge looks at the benefits of cycling to work

    HERE’S WHY DRINKING ENOUGH WATER MIGHT BE EVEN MORE IMPORTANT FOR OLDER PEOPLE
    Luke Rix-Standing - 2020-05-28

    Good hydration is crucial for health and happiness in later years.

    HOW MUCH EXTRA WATER SHOULD YOU DRINK ON A HOT DAY?
    Liz Connor - 2020-05-27

    If you’re feeling light-headed, tired or you have a headache today, you probably haven’t drunk enough…

    5 HEALTH BENEFITS OF SWITCHING TO RYE BREAD
    Max Freeman-Mills - 2020-05-25

    If your morning toast’s getting old, or you’re in the mood for a health kick, rye bread could be the answer

    MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK: WHY KINDNESS IS GOOD FOR THE MIND
    Liz Connor - 2020-05-22

    Everyone wins.

    THESE ARE THE 3 SUPPLEMENTS MOST WORTH CONSIDERING – ACCORDING TO A DOCTOR
    Prudence Wade - 2020-05-18

    Practically everything comes in pill form these days, but which ones are actually important? TheBoldAge asks a doctor for their key advice.

    MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK: 5 WAYS TO GIVE YOUR MENTAL WELLBEING SOME TLC
    Abi Jackson - 2020-05-18

    Feeling a little run-down mentally? Abi Jackson shares 5 tips for under-the-weather minds.

    WANT TO CUT DOWN ON SUGAR? EXPERTS REVEAL HOW TO BE A BOLDIE AND SLASH YOUR INTAKE IN 6 SIMPLE STEPS
    Liz Connor - 2020-05-14

    As boldies we all know too much sugar is bad for us – but quitting the habit is hard. TheBoldAge asks the experts for their top handy hints.

    5 OF THE MOST BALANCED FOODS YOU CAN FIND, ACCORDING TO A NUTRITIONIST
    Prudence Wade - 2020-05-12

    These foods really pack a punch in the healthiness stakes.

    NATIONAL VEGETARIAN WEEK: 7 WAYS THAT GOING VEGETARIAN COULD BOOST YOUR HEALTH
    Lisa Salmon - 2020-05-12

    From a longer life expectancy to glowing skin, TheBoldAge explores some of the advantages of going green this year.

    DEMENTIA AWARENESS: 6 EARLY SIGNS OF DEMENTIA TO LOOK OUT FOR
    Liz C - 2020-05-11

    Dementia Awareness Week has moved to later in the year due to the current lockdown. Here TheBoldAge looks at the early symptoms of dementia that can creep up slowly on families

    5 THINGS A SLEEP EXPERT DOESN’T WANT YOU TO DO BEFORE BEDTIME
    Lisa Salmon - 2020-05-09

    TheBoldAge talks to sleep expert Professor Jason Ellis, who outlines what you should avoid before bedtime to help you get a good night’s kip.

    BOLDIES: 5 REGISTERED DIETITIANS TO FOLLOW ON INSTAGRAM FOR SAFE ADVICE AROUND FOOD
    Liz Connor - 2020-05-08

    Behind the pretty pictures of spelt bread and rainbow smoothies, how reliable is the nutrition advice you’re getting?

    LOSE WEIGHT IN LOCKDOWN
    Steve Foreman - 2020-05-07

    TheBoldAge's Steve Foreman explores how the lockdown provides an opportunity to lose weight

    HORSEFLY BITES: HOW TO TELL WHEN YOU’VE BEEN BITTEN AND WHAT YOU SHOULD DO TO TREAT ONE
    Liz Connor - 2020-05-05

    As we head towards that time of year when horseflies abound TheBoldAge explains all you need to know about dealing with these blood-sucking insects.

    AN OPEN LETTER TO ALL WIDOWERS EVERYWHERE
    Claire Spreadbury - 2020-05-04

    When you’re suddenly left behind, it can make you feel lonelier than ever – but it doesn’t have to be that way, says Claire Spreadbury.

    4 TYPES OF HEADACHES AND WHAT THEY’RE TRYING TO TELL YOU
    Liz Connor - 2020-05-02

    Dull persistent pain behind the temples, or burning pressure around the eyes? Liz Connor breaks down four different types of headache.

    5 REASONS WHY WE BOLDIES SHOULD BE EATING MORE MANUKA HONEY
    Liz Connor - 2020-04-30

    TheBoldAge finds a few ways we can tap into the healing power of nature’s golden goodness.

    7 OF THE BEST FOODS TO HELP BOOST YOUR HEART HEALTH
    Abi Jackson - 2020-04-27

    Eating your way to a healthier ticker might be a lot easier – and tastier – than you think

    NOT JUST A TREMOR: 10 EARLY SYMPTOMS OF PARKINSON’S DISEASE EVERYBODY SHOULD KNOW ABOUT
    Liz Connor - 2020-04-25

    You may know the condition can cause shakes, but would you recognise any other telltale symptoms? TheBoldAge asks an expert to explain.

    AS FIBRE IS HAILED AS LIFE-SAVING – 6 EASY WAYS TO HIT YOUR RECOMMENDED INTAKE
    Prudence Wade - 2020-04-24

    It’s such an essential part of our diet, but chances are you’re not eating enough of it.

    5 REASONS WHY BAKING IS GOOD FOR YOUR MENTAL HEALTH
    Jenny Stallard - 2020-04-22

    With plenty of time on your hands why not try some relaxing baking with virtual friends

    ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE – THE MYTHS AND FACTS EVERYBODY NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT
    Liz Connor - 2020-04-21

    It’s the most common form of dementia and rates are rising, but how much do you really know about this complex neurological disease?

    5 SURPRISING HEALTH BENEFITS OF SNACKING ON ALMONDS
    Liz Connor - 2020-04-20

    Whether eaten at your desk or sprinkled on your porridge, these nutrient-loaded seeds should be your go-to healthy snack

    THE 5 LIFESTYLE HABITS THAT COULD ADD A DECADE TO YOUR LIFE
    Liz Connor - 2020-04-17

    Scientists say that living a long life could be as simple as making a few changes to your daily routine.

    DREAD GROWING OLD? HERE’S HOW TO AGE HAPPILY AND SEE GETTING BOLDER IN A WHOLE NEW LIGHT
    Liz Connor - 2020-04-15

    As Boldies 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.

    6 SIMPLE LIFESTYLE MEASURES TO HELP LOWER CHOLESTEROL LEVELS
    Liz Connor - 2020-04-15

    Regular exercise and some healthy food swaps can make a big difference to long-term heart health, a nutritionist tells TheBoldAge

    BOLD WOMEN: A PERSONAL BLOG ABOUT THREAD VEINS
    Marion Foreman - 2020-04-14

    I’m really pleased with them – imagine us older woman saying that

    7 INDOOR PLANTS TO BOOST YOUR HOME-OFFICE ENVIRONMENT AND PRODUCTIVITY
    Hannah Stephenson - 2020-04-07

    As research suggests plants can bolster workplace wellbeing in more ways than one, here are some low-maintenance options to consider.

    8 TIPS FOR MAKING YOUR HOME A POLLEN-FREE ZONE
    Abi Jackson - 2020-03-25

    Is your house hay fever-friendly? Abi Jackson reveals the practical steps sufferers can take.

    A HEARTFELT PLEA FROM DANCING FOR WELL-BEING
    Jackie Terry-Schuhmann - 2020-03-24

    Jackie Terry-Schuhmann, the founder of Dancing for Well-Being, got in touch with TheBoldAge to see if we could help get the community tapping again. Here are her words.

    HOW TO REDUCE YOUR RISK OF DEMENTIA – OVER HALF THE POPULATION DON’T REALISE THAT THEY CAN
    Liz Connor - 2020-03-18

    Only one in three adults in the UK believe it’s possible to influence their risk of the disease.

    MEDICATION THAT POTENTIALLY SUPPORTS PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA
    Marion Foreman - 2020-03-17

    In this article we explore the medications that could potentially help with the symptoms of the condition.

    THEBOLDAGE LOOKS AT 5 EASY WAYS TO GET MORE PROTEIN INTO YOUR DIET (WITHOUT EATING MEAT)
    Liz Connor - 2020-03-16

    Keep your hunger under control and repair muscle damage with these top tips for boosting your intake

    LIVING WITH DEMENTIA – A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO YOUR HOME ENVIRONMENT
    Marion Foreman - 2020-03-15

    From the 16th-22nd of March it is Brain Awareness Week:

    SOMEBODY I USED TO KNOW
    Marion Foreman - 2020-03-11

    A conversation with the acclaimed author Wendy Mitchell

    CORONAVIRUS: WHAT IS THE LATEST ADVICE
    TheBoldAge - 2020-03-08

    TheBoldAge explores 5 frequently asked questions about the illness

    LIVING WITH DEMENTIA – WHAT CAN HELP?
    Marion Foreman - 2020-02-21

    3 proactive tips to help those diagnosed with dementia

    SPOTTING DEMENTIA – IN YOURSELF AND IN OTHERS
    Marion Foreman - 2020-02-09

    Diagnosing dementia early means that proactive support can be put in place to ensure loved ones are able to lead a fuller more independent life for longer

    I AM NOT INDESTRUCTIBLE
    Marion Foreman - 2020-02-07

    Marion Foreman discusses her recent serious illness and how it has changed the way she thinks

    LEN GOODMAN: ‘I DANCE THE CHA-CHA-CHA NAKED FOR MY WIFE IN THE MORNING!’
    Gabrielle Fagan - 2020-02-07

    The former Strictly favourite talks to Gabrielle Fagan about his enduring love for work, and why looking after his joints has been life-changing.

    WHAT IS DEMENTIA?
    Marion Foreman - 2020-01-27

    What is dementia? Let's demystify this cluster of diseases, and help ourselves and those around us as we strive to make sense of new realities.

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