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The End of Retirement as We Know It

Baby Boomers face a retirement like no generation before them, and rather than being the 'beginning of the end,' it's the beginning of a new life phase.


What you can do every night to prevent irritable bowel syndrome

What you can do every night to prevent irritable bowel syndrome - Study finds leading healthy lifestyle strongly linked to lower chance of developing condition


Best plus size swimwear: bikinis and swimsuits from our favourite brands

Best plus size swimwear: bikinis and swimsuits from our favourite brands - Got a holiday on the horizon? Consider your poolside wardrobe in the bag


Burnt out at work? Become a tradie to reduce your stress levels

The least - and most stressful - jobs have been ranked.


The Best European Wellness Retreats For Some Much-Needed R&R

From Ibiza to Crete


Understanding anxiety: Behaviors not to take personally

Sometimes, people experience anxiety sporadically. Typically, worry due to specific events or everyday concerns lasts briefly, from a few minutes to a few days. It's important to understand situations where getting upset with someone isn't necessary, as there are specific reasons for this, according to the "How are you?" psychological community on ...


How did scientists discover new anti-ageing secrets from the world’s longest-living vertebrate?

The study found that higher ocean temperatures could threaten the unique species of shark. View on euronews


How many litres of water should you drink a day and does tea count?

Drink up!


‘After years of failed fad diets + workouts, I started lifting weights'

'At 43, it changed everything'


I went solo travelling in my 60s - here's what it taught me

Eager to discover the real Italy, Lorna Jackson, 72, went on a three-month solo exploration. Speaking to GH, she shares the life lessons that she returned home with.


Study links improved dietary fat quality to reduced cardiovascular and diabetes risk

By Vijay Kumar Malesu In a recent study published in Nature Medicine , a group of researchers used lipidomics data to develop a multilipid score (MLS). It reduced MLS (rMLS) to assess the impact of dietary fat quality on lipid metabolites and its association with reduced cardiometabolic disea...


Lifestyle changes can greatly reduce heart disease risk in people with high genetic risk

By Priyanjana Pramanik, MSc. A recent study published in the journal Nature Human Behavior explored the interactions between genetic risk and lifestyle factors on the onset and types of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The research revealed that individuals with unfavorable lifestyles and hi...


'I'd never felt at home until I moved here': Ashley James on living in Battersea

'I'd never felt at home until I moved here': Ashley James on living in Battersea - TV presenter and radio broadcaster Ashley James on why her patch of south-west London is the first place she has felt at home in the city


Nordic chronic kidney disease diet enhances health-related quality of life

By Dr. Liji Thomas, MD Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a debilitating condition that affects the emotional, physical, and social well-being of affected patients, thereby reducing their quality of life (QoL). A new study published in the journal Nutrients examines how health-related QoL (HRQoL)...


Have a home, or have a life? The brutal reality young adults face

Increasingly, Millennials and Gen Z are also being forced to make brutal choices about what they can and cannot afford to do


The health risks of being a skinny old person – and how to stay strong

Like so many fitness influencers, Rosemary Mallace runs strength-based classes on YouTube. Unlike so many fitness influencers, she is 73. She’s just starting to add fell running and tap dancing to her exercise regime. “I’m trying to think of something that I can’t do that I used to be able to do and I can’t think of anything.” It seems the Miss Mar...


23 backyard ideas and landscaping inspiration for a stunning outdoor space –in all seasons

From fire pits to vegetable gardens and hard landscaping tips, these backyard ideas will deliver year-round interest to create a cool, convivial spot.


These Are The 5 Summer Hair Trends You're About To See Everywhere, According To Experts

From French twists to cowgirl hair


Habit stacking promises to be one of the most effective ways to change your life - here's how

Ready for a hack that could revolutionise your year?


Rheumatoid arthritis forced me to change my diet – and now I’m pain free

I can’t remember a time in my life when there hasn’t been pain somewhere in my body. It came to dominate much of my adult life. If somebody hasn’t been in constant pain, it’s hard to describe it to them. You’re masking the whole time, and everything is so much more difficult. The mornings were the worst for me as the throbbing and aching sensations...


What to buy in Lidl – and what to avoid

When Lidl launched in the UK in 1994, a shopping trip was like going abroad. The unfamiliar brands, the Germanic styling, the multilingual labels. It was all so foreign. Then there was the unapologetic presentation – the pallets stacked with boxes, the lack of choice (one kind of tinned tomatoes, while Sainsburys might have six or more), the scant ...


As a Briton who spent years living in America, these are 10 things that are better across the pond

America is far from perfect. It’s laughably insular and has many chronic problems that feel virtually unfixable: broken political systems, a lack of free healthcare, rampant homelessness and drug abuse in cities, shootings and high rates of suicide and depression that belie its “have a nice day” image… But these are largely problems that affect res...


‘We live in the best house in the world’: five design experts on how to live better in small homes

Australia has some of the largest homes in the world. Many who do live small aspire to one day live big. But around the world, limited space is not always seen as a sacrifice. From Sweden, where the average size of an apartment is 68 sq metres, to Hong Kong’s micro flats as small as 18 sq metres, globally architects are used to getting creative with tight spaces – they must let as much light in and offer individuals and families the same...


'I think literacy can change lives'

Author Adele Parks explains why being a patron of the National Literacy Trust means so much to her.


I'm a qualified personal trainer: these are the most effective cardio exercises you can do at home if you're short on time

Cosy cardio coming your way...


I used to live on takeaways, now I’m a 51-year-old bodybuilder

Sarah Davies, 51, is not your average bodybuilder. The mother of one, who works full-time, picked up her intense training routine in midlife and “fell into it by accident”, she says. “I’d struggled with my weight from when I left school and discovered alcohol, boys and Chinese takeaways,” she says. “Throughout my 20s and 30s, I did all kinds of car...


Forget the Mediterranean diet - as a cynical Health Writer, even I'm impressed with the trending Atlantic diet

Food lovers, rejoice - this one's for you.


Best dining tables for entertaining in style

Best dining tables for entertaining in style - We’re serving up the best dining tables, from extendable to solid-oak and industrial designs


Eight Easy Ways to Save Money Without Compromising Your Lifestyle

Saving money can be as simple as a quick phone call.


Our favourite swimwear picks to wear this summer

Swimwear season is officially here


6 Summer Trends Italians Have Mastered That Channel "La Dolce Vita" Dressing

A taste of the good life.


The three classic stages of a midlife crisis – and how to get through them

My crisis didn’t crash calamitously into my life overnight nor was it linked to a big trauma. It was slow and insidious, creeping into my psyche like rainfall in a blocked gutter, taking months for the seep-seep pressure of water to build and the building to eventually crack. It was a steady erosion of self and status that centred mainly around my ...


Feeling lonely? Here are 31 tried and tested tips to combat loneliness

Loneliness can have serious consequences for our mental and physical health


Living on Lanzarote: advantages, cost of living and why choose it

The island of Lanzarote emerges from the Atlantic Ocean as a unique enclave, a land of contrasts where volcanic nature combines with serene beaches and an excellent climate. Deciding to live on Lanzarote is opting for a particular lifestyle, in which the environment's calm and beauty play a leading role.


Designer Amanda Wakeley’s 5 golden rules for a capsule wardrobe

Designer Amanda Wakeley’s 5 golden rules for a capsule wardrobe - The renowned British fashion designer discusses her tips for acquiring a timeless wardrobe.


Early death risk grows with just three ‘slightly unhealthy mid-life traits’

Just three “slightly unhealthy traits” in mid-life increase the risk of early death by a third, research suggests. The study found people carrying extra weight in their 40s and 50s who also had slightly raised blood pressure, cholesterol or blood sugar levels were also 35 per cent more likely to have a heart attack or stroke over the next three dec...


The ultimate guide to doing Barbados in style

The ultimate guide to doing Barbados in style - From the restaurant at the forefront of the island’s growing slow food movement, to the hotels that keep people coming back year after year, Alice Howarth has your guide to planning the perfect fly-and-flop break on the Platinum Coast


The DIY addicts creating their perfect home – and saving over £50,000

Some women buy their husbands watches or aftershave as presents. But knowing how much he loves DIY, Tim Mulhall’s wife bought him a dilapidated vintage train carriage, thinking it would be ideal to convert into a micro-Airbnb. “Clearly I was running out of projects, so my wife found a local farmer who had all of these old railway wagons in his fiel...


Tenerife's seedy underbelly, the dark side of its nightlife and the risks to young Brits

Ciara O'Loughlin worked in Tenerife when she was 20 and says the island's party reputation is deserved - but there is also a 'serious drug underworld', as the search to find missing teen Jay Slater continues


The intuitive self-care rituals that Bobbi Brown lives by

The make-up artist and entrepreneur on her personalised approach to wellness


Personality has more impact on satisfaction than circumstances, study suggests

Personality has more impact on satisfaction than circumstances, study suggests - Researchers spoke to 20,000 people and those close to them to assess their level of general happiness with life.


The Simple Steps That Cut This Man's Cholesterol in Half and Dropped His Body Fat

He thought he was living healthfully, but when he learned what to tweak, everything changed


I’ve ditched city life to live in a cave – I’ll never go back

Gisbert Lippelt has swapped city life for a simple life in a cave in Italy, but there is one modern convenience he cannot do without


What is the lion diet + is it safe? Nutritionists weigh in

Hint: You probably shouldn't hop on this trend


8 healthy habits to help you live longer – according to a new study

8 healthy habits to help you live longer – according to a new study - As researchers identify the key life-extending habits, Lisa Salmon takes a closer look.


CrossFit champion Sara Sigmundsdóttir on training, rehabbing, and expressing her creativity

'I train for between six and eight hours a day, with breaks in between'


The hidden ways alcohol impacts your health

The hidden ways alcohol impacts your health - Some of the risks associated with drinking are ‘invisible’ at first


London leavers: 'We left Ealing for a £785k Georgian house in the Wye Valley where we grow our own food'

London leavers: 'We left Ealing for a £785k Georgian house in the Wye Valley where we grow our own food' - Tina and Andy Worboys wanted to connect to nature, so they left to put down roots 130 miles from London


14 things Brits living in the US miss most about the UK


Makeup artist Bobbi Brown shares 4 easy tips for women over 40

Beauty tips for a busy life from a makeup pro.