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An over-50s guide to the top 5 must-see destinations in Europe

Who said you need to slow down in later life? If you’re nearing retirement or are already enjoying your work-free lifestyle, you may find you have more free time and cash to spend travelling. The world is your oyster, so why not get out there and enjoy it?  As a continent, Europe has something for everyone; it’s rich in history, has plenty of culture and is as hot or as cool as you’d like, depending on where you’ll be visiting. There are some real beauty spots and places of interest to visit, so which ones should make it to the top of your travel list?  In this guide, we take a look the Europe’s must-visit destinations, provided by Athens straight stairlift suppliers, for some inspiration ahead of your next trip.  Crete, Greece  Crete is Greece’s largest island. Renowned for its rich history and long sandy beaches, it is a perfect destination for a balance between culture, adventure and relaxation.    For history lovers there is the Heraklion Archaeological Museum which showcases artefacts between Neolithic to Roman …

Destinations You Need To Add To Your Bucket List

When it comes to travel, it can often be one of the best things that you do with your life. It is exciting, it gives you perspective and it can certainly help you to experience new things. However, when it comes to our travel plans we can all be stuck in a rut when it comes to the type of holiday and also the destinations that we travel to. We often just can’t help it. We want to feel comfortable and relaxed, and often going back to the same place can do that for you. However, life is toon short, and travel is one of the major benefits that we get in life, so why not step out of your comfort zone and travel somewhere new? It might be worth taking some time to look back at the destinations you may have added to your bucket list. Or if you haven’t made one before, there is no time like the present to start thinking about collating one. So where should you go and what should …

Top Products to Help Your Return to Fitness Following Back Surgery

Back problems are highly unpleasant and sadly very common. From general backache to more serious complaints, the road to recovery can be difficult. I don’t think you realise until your back starts to deteriorate just how much your body relies on its function. Previously simple tasks such as walking and driving can be difficult and painful with a back injury or problem. Here, we look at products that can offer assistance in the road to recovery and help sufferers live as normal a life as possible: SitnStand The SitnStand from Millercare is a smart device that works with any chair and is fully portable. It works by inflating the seat pad to gently elevate the user so that they are more easily able to stand from a seated position. My husband has suffered spinal problems for around 15 years now and has had surgery on his spine three times. Particularly after surgery, he has struggled immensely with getting up and down out of chairs and this product would definitely have made a big impact on …

Taking Care of Number One

As parents, it is so easy to let our own health and wellbeing slip in lieu of caring for our families.  Be honest, when was the last time you took a multivitamin?  Do you bother getting your ‘flu jab?  Are you sleeping well?  Have you checked out that nagging pain/ache/lump?  Or are you actually existing purely on wine and crisps at this point in the year?  No? Just me then… I jest, but genuinely it is so important to keep on top of any health concerns even during busy periods in your life.  Ignoring a nagging complaint will not make it go away!  And yes, it may be nothing serious, but there is always a chance that it could be and it really isn’t worth the risk of leaving it.  It takes a matter of minutes to book an appointment with your GP or with a specialist online using a site such as The Loc but it seriously could save your life. There are also lots of steps you can take as preventative measures, which are …

Five Self-Care Tips for Better Mental Health

Struggling with mental health can lead to feelings of loneliness, isolation and low self-esteem, which can in turn exacerbate poor mental health – the most vicious of cycles. I’d like to add here: if you are feeling very low, please speak out: contact your doctor, talk to a friend or relative, locate a therapist or ring the Samaritans. I promise you, there is always someone who will listen. Self-care is a massive trend right now and you’ve probably heard of it but may just think of it as a buzz word, platitude or marketing ploy so, as someone who suffers with extreme social anxiety and depression, let me tell you the self-care strategies I regularly use that actually improve my state of mind: Switching off from social media Three months ago, I took the decision to take a break from Facebook and haven’t looked back. I realised (and it took me 12 years to make the connection!) that it really was not good for my mental health, I was spending way too much time on …