One of the plus points about being an Empty Nester is having more time for yourself, and if you’re lucky a bit more money with which to indulge your body with some TLC.
We are told that 50 is the new 40, and 60 the new 50 etc. which is great, but it does mean that there’s an element of pressure nowadays to “look good for your age”. And lets face it, who doesn’t want to look a little bit younger – to banish grey hairs, smooth out the wrinkles, inject some new life into a stagnant bag of make up, revamp a wardrobe of clothes and invariably shed a few pounds along the way?
That’s not to say we shouldn’t learn to embrace our changing bodies as the years pass, and indeed 50% of how we look and age is in our genes, and is therefore largely out of our hands. But looking your best does do wonders for confidence and self-esteem, and certainly makes you feel better about yourself.
We are bombarded with articles about crash diets and how to rapidly lose weight – which can become an unhealthy obsession. Stalked by the promises of miracle beauty products and cosmetic surgery, we are told to try everything from pumping collagen in, to sucking fat out, and all at great expense.
Here we aim to sort the wood from the trees and give you some realistic and achievable suggestions (that won’t blow your budget) all aimed at giving you a general sense of wellbeing.