Category Archives: Aging

Youthful Fitness Gives Midlife Brainpower


The evidence is stacking up to show maintaining good cardio fitness levels when young makes for better brain power and less chance of getting senile dementia in later life. At least three recent studies analysing data collected over more than 30 years supports the suggestion that the longer you can run when you’re young, the faster your mind is likely […]

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Middle Aged Men In Lycra


Suddenly they are everywhere you turn – the Rise of the MAMILS (middle aged men in lycra.) In the last ten days they’ve made the cover of Time magazine (Manopause: Aging, Insecurity, and the Ten Billion Testosterone Industry) and the pages of several of the big British newspapers. The Daily Mail blamed the phenomenon of men donning lycra and mounting […]

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Exercise Before Dieting To Keep Muscles Strong


Start exercising before you go on a diet if you want to prevent the common problem both younger and older women face of losing muscle tone and strength when they lose weight. A new study published by the Endocrine Society in the US has found getting involved in physical activity before you go on a diet helps preserve muscle and […]

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Turning Golden Years To Gold? It’s Never Too Late

Nest Egg with large bills

(Infographic from San Francisco-based start up organization Funders and Founders.) I never thought of starting a business in my 20s, 30s or even early 40s.  I was having too much fun being a journalist and then editor of a range of national publications, from Sunday newspapers to interior and cultural magazines. It was only when I’d exhausted those avenues and looked […]

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Why is Xero Boss Rod Drury – And High Achieving Kiwi Men Like Him – So Modest?


Had the pleasure of hearing EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Rod Drury speak at the American Chamber of Commerce a few days ago  . . . and came away asking myself what it is about New Zealand men that they seem so reluctant to own their own success. Serial entrepreneur Drury is doing a fantastic job being the tallest of […]

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The Heart Attack That Changed Everything

Heat attack

Three and a half years ago Tim McEown was a nearly 50-year-old with a 26-year-old girl friend named Sarah, a life he didn’t much care for, and no way out that he could see. Then he had a heart attack while he and Sarah were having sex. As the emergency medics were confirming he’d suffered a myocardial infarction and were […]

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How Going Apple-Shaped Will Devastate Your Sex Life and Other Stuff Your Doc Should Tell You.

Apple shaped body dangers

Ever thought that what you eat influences your sex life in ways you’ve never dreamed?  And we’re not talking about the so-called aphrodisiac foods like oysters, but rather the pie-and-mash you choose to eat every day. Changing what you serve up to yourself daily can bring your sexual health as well as general physical health back to tip top condition. […]

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Maya Angelou on Love Liberates. Farewell to a Wise Woman.


There are masses of YouTube video clips of Maya Angelou available for viewing –  the Iconoclasts Facebook series where she partners in conversation with stand up comedian Dave Chappelle is one of the most fascinating – but this clip of her recitation on “Love Liberates” is as poignant as anything else I’ve seen. A great reminder of how precious lives […]

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Happy 66th Birthday to fabulous Stevie. Plus Christine McVie on rejoining Fleetwood Mac at 70


Rock ‘n Roll aristos Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie have been best girl friends forever. As Stevie turns 66 and Christine returns to Fleetwood Mac aged 70, they reflect on how women in rock, and how they manage to stay “Forever Young.”

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Would You Marry The Same Dude Again? Unprecedented Numbers Are Choosing Just That Option.


If you had a chance to renew your wedding vows and choose all over again to ‘love and to cherish’ the same man or woman you settled for ten or 20 years ago, would you do it? That’s the choice that many gay couples are saying a whole hearted “Yes” to, as the right to wed across gender boundaries expands. […]

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