5 reasons why YOGA is perfect for the 50+ body

I was over 50 before I walked into my first yoga studio.

I had weight issues, sore knees, stiff joints, hot flushes and a busy mind that had trouble keeping still.

I also sensed that aerobics, pump class and pounding it out hard at a gym circuit didn’t seem to address any issues other than giving me a little more muscle tone.   Don’t get me wrong, muscle tone is great especially when you feel you never had any.   But it still didn’t address my adrenal fatigue, weightgain, sore knees and other menopausal issues.   I employed a Personal Trainer who worked me hard.    She noticed my body shape wasn’t changing.    I was still stressed, seemed to be worsening my knee pain and the busy mind revved up with the elliptical machine speed.

Then Yoga came into my life at the suggestion of a friend.    What could it hurt?

60 is the new 40 so make sure you rock those later years!

I believe every woman over 50 has the ability to kick some serious butt in business, in life by sharing their wisdom to a greater audience.

You have life experience, education, years of street smarts, traumas, celebrations and heartaches that have taught you lessons that our younger sisters have not yet learned.

Whether you’re not quite at your midlife mark yet, walked past it or even looking toward your twilight years, I believe 50 today is more of a ‘prime’ stage of life than it was for our previous generations.   In our parents era, it might have been 40 when a woman hit her prime and oddly enough 50 and beyond was considered aged.

Not today.

5 Ways to Kick Adrenal Fatigue Forever!

What is Adrenal Fatigue?

How do you know if you have it?

What do you do about it?

I decided to create this blog post because I was diagnosed a good while back with Adrenal Fatigue and Chronic Insomnia.   This is how I’ve managed to get on top of it.    Am I now 100%?   Not totally.    But in a much better place than where I started.    My years of study in the menopausal field has included Adrenal Fatigue, so this is my personal experience and culmination of how I interpret the medical information.   I must mention, one of my favourite books and authors is ‘Adrenal Fatigue’ – The 21st century stress syndrome.   By James L. Wilson N.D. PhD.    Much of what I present here is an interpretation of this fabulous work combined with my own experience with AF.

MAGNESIUM – Nature’s perfect chill pill!

The one mineral we absolutely need but typically most of us are deficient.

You can read health blogs, talk to nutritionists and soak up medical info, but I’ve found over the years that many experts will call Magnesium the most significant healing mineral we have.    Because it works like stabilizer for the cells, it seems to completely relax the body as well.    Whether you find magnesium in your food, take it as a supplement or soak in it in magnesium salts in your bath, the body needs it.    It’s the perfect soother and relaxer after any kind of tension, be it muscular with overexercising or be it emotional stress related pain.   But beware, stress, as dangerous as it is, will deplete the body of lots of minerals including magnesium.   So grab those salts and soak as often as you can.

CoQ10 – The forgotten little Anti Ageing Secret

If there were one nutrient, that in my experience is the true elixir of youthful skin, a nimble body and energy levels that we recall from our 30’s – it’s this one!

In my study with Food and Nutrition Coaching and my years of working with women and understanding the midlife needs, I’ve read the works of some wonderful doctors, authors, papers and books about cellular health.   There’s a common thread amongst all of them.

There’s one favourite little vitamin that all of these texts elude to as being the anti ageing, energy giving youthful vitamin that needs to be in everyone’s cabinet – especially if you’re over 30.   It’s a powerhouse of energy that is known as the mitochondria’s ‘spark plug’. 

It improves everything from heart, liver, kidney and pancreatic health to boosting the look of the skin.    And thankfully I’ve been taking it for 10 years.