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Posted May 25, 2009
In writing Looking good, Feeling great, Ladies 50 and over, Nina Bagnall has provided women with a powerful resource for staying healthy, looking good, and feeling good about themselves as they grow older. I especially appreciated the fact that Nina is speaking from personal experience, offering advice that she has practiced and obviously researched.
The first chapter on menopause discusses hormonal changes that take place and the dangers of Hormone Replacement Therapy. The author suggests natural remedies that will help with hot flashes, controlling weight, mood swings, vaginal dryness and loss of bone strength. I have successfully used some of these remedies.
As far as diet is concerned, Ms. Bagnall devotes much information to the subject of eating properly. In one chapter, she tells us to stop eating our meals in front of the television; instead we need to gather around the table and sit in a chair that will help our posture and digestion. I had to plead guilty when reading this as my own family does this way too often. Nina discusses the basics of good nutrition, including the nutrients that we get from carbohydrates, fats, protein, vitamins, and minerals.
It is my belief that one of the most important contributions to this book are the fruit, vegetable, nut and seed charts which show mineral and vitamin content. I plan to have this book with me the next time I go grocery shopping. In addition to the subjects I have mentioned, the author discusses metabolism, exercise and why it is so important to drink lots of water. The pages of this book influenced me to the point that I am going to begin a new procedure for starting my mornings as well as living my days which should help in my transformation to a healthier person who will be able to ignore age and enjoy life. Learning to relax and to take care of my lungs are both very important-the author has asthma and points out the well-known dangers of smoking
Toward the end of the book, Nina Bagnall teaches us how to take care of the body from the outside, dealing with topics that will interest all readers. She doesn't wear makeup; perhaps she doesn't need it because of the healthy lifestyle she is living. There are additional tips to help us on this transformation journey.
This is an all-encompassing self-help book that I hope readers will purchase for themselves and others who are fifty years of age or older. Although many subjects apply to a particular age group of women, I believe men-also younger women-will find much valuable information to help them maintain better health. I highly recommend this book and suggest that you buy several copies and give them as gifts.
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Posted August 30, 2013
Author offers commo senseadvice that you can use everyday for the rest of your life. Stay healthy mind and body.
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