Archives for September 2009

Are you too old for cosmetic surgery?

cosmetic-surgery-age-riskAsking your doctor whether you’re too old for plastic surgery sounds like a silly question in some ways.

After all – it’s probably your age – or the changes your face goes through as you age – that’s got you thinking about cosmetic surgery in the first place.

Putting aside why you want cosmetic surgery – age could be a factor in whether your surgeon thinks you are a suitable candidate. Your age may greatly up the risk and make the outcome less successful.
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Be honest about your reasons for cosmetic surgery

cosmetic-surgery-reasonsIf you are considering cosmetic surgery one of the most important questions to ask yourself is: why?

A lot of women thinking about cosmetic surgery have a natural desire to look younger or better than they do currently. The same desire that motivates us to buy an anti aging cream or cover up our gray hair can lead us to wonder about a face lift.

But taking a decision to have elective cosmetic surgery – to cut into your healthy facial tissue – is not as simple as deciding which anti aging face cream to buy. [Read more…]

Finding a board certified plastic surgeon

board-certified-plastic-surgeonsHaving your cosmetic surgery or anti aging treatment carried out by a “board certified plastic surgeon” is a piece of advice you’ll see a lot on this site.

It seems to be a sentence I’m adding to most of my articles about facial cosmetic surgery or radical anti aging procedures.

The reasons are simple – it’s the advice given by anyone in the know about cosmetic surgery.  Go to any reputable site and you’ll see the same thing – but why does it matter and what are “board certified plastic surgeons”?
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Lifestyle Lift: don’t get scammed

lifestyle-face-lift-scamThe Lifestyle face lift has been extensively hyped as a low downtime mini face lift delivering a lifted, tightened face and neck without the pain of a full face lift.

Launched in 2001 and heavily sold on just about every network news and shopping chanel throughout the US – Lifestyle facelift was marketed as “a minor one hour procedure with major results”.

My mother always told me – if it sounds too good to be true it usually is – and on this occasion in my opinion it seems she was right. [Read more…]

Why being an apple shape is bad for healthy aging

Being an apple shape is bad for anti aging health

If you’re a pear shape – carrying excess weight on your hips and thighs – chances are you hate it.

But research now shows that as far as healthy aging goes – it’s better if your body is pear shaped rather than apple shaped.
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Go green with your daily cuppa

anti-aging-green-teaNot only is anti aging green tea an amazing superfood for your overall health – it’s also a natural active ingredient in anti aging skin care.

Some of the health benefits of green tea include: protection from cancer, heart disease and dementia, increased weight loss and greater physical stamina.

And it isn’t just myth – these findings are backed up by recent clinical research.  If you are looking for anti aging tea – green tea is the best by far. [Read more…]

Why anti aging nutrition matters

anti-aging-nutritionGreat anti aging nutrition is essential to aging gracefully.  To age well you need to eat well. Eating the right kind of food will make you look younger and make you feel so much better.

Energy, vitality and zest for life come from within – from a body and brain supplied with the essential nutrients needed for optimum performance.

Good anti aging nutrition is also vital for younger looking skin.    Eating the right things has a huge impact on the way your skin looks and how well it copes with the passing of time.
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How alcohol speeds up aging

alcohol-skin-agingMost of us enjoy a glass of something alcoholic now and then. The only problem is – alcohol and skin isn’t a good mix and as we grow older – the health effects of alcohol on the body become more obvious.

So, for those of us who are serious about looking younger and aging well – it’s important to understand just how alcohol accelerates the aging process.
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Best exercise for abdominal fat

woman pinching abdominal fatUnfortunately – you’ll probably get more abdominal fat as you get older.

It’s a sad fact that, as we age, many of us find ourselves carrying an increased amount of abdominal fat or belly fat and – even worse – this kind of fat gets in the way of healthy aging.

Unfortunately, there are lots of misconceptions surrounding abdominal fat, the major one probably being that you can lose it simply by doing abdominal exercise. The truth is, you can’t. [Read more…]

Is ’emotional’ hunger making you fat?


The average woman has a funny relationship with food.

We eat for so may different reasons and too often it can have very little to do with being hungry. Stress, tiredness, boredom, loneliness, sadness – all these can be triggers that send us reaching for the icecream tub.

If you need to lose weight this emotional link with food can be a disaster – especially in your middle years when metabolism slows and weight loss becomes much harder to achieve.

One of the most important things you need to do if you want to lose weight when your over 40 is be able to tell when you’re really hungry. [Read more…]