Whoever you are, whatever your age the fact is that we are all getting a little bit older every day and one day may think about “retiring”. Rules of retirement changed in October 2011 when the UK’s default retirement age of 65 was finally abolished stopping employers from compulsorily retiring workers once they reached the age 65. Great news for many 65 year olds, who as a result can now continue in most forms of employment should they so chose.
Do you have to stand for hours a day in your job (like these ladies in “Are you being served”)? Have you noticed that when your legs and feet feel tired, your whole body tends to feel tired, achy and you slow down? It’s as though your total well being is dependent on the fitness of your limbs and if your legs ache and ankles swell you may well have a tendency to varicose veins. About half the population suffers from some kind of leg problems such as tired, aching legs and about a quarter seek treatment for such conditions as varicose veins or in extreme cases a venous leg ulcer.
February is the second and shortest month in the Gregorian calendar with only 28 days in common years, and 29 days in leap years. The birthstone for February is the beautiful amethyst, which symbolizes piety, humility, spiritual wisdom and sincerity.
Summer 2014 was just fabulous here in the UK but all too soon the inclement weather is once again upon us, so it’s time to prepare our bodies for the onslaught! Caring for our skin, particularly facial skin is vital during the winter, both men and women need protection from the extreme temperatures and over exposure to cold winds and rain. Indoors the heat and dryness of fires and central heating during the winter months are hard on our skin.
Watch your diet – Swap biscuits and treats for nuts, pulses and seeds, all of which are high protein, minerals and vitamins. Also eat bananas, which have natural sugars which are released slowly into the body, and is a great substitute for other sweet snacks.