We've still got it going on...
When I first spotted 'Doris', who features in our lovely logo (above), I couldn't help but make her our poster girl for The Association of Retired Single Women... She's energetic, she's going places, she looks like she has a whole 'bucket-list' of things that she can't wait to be, do and have in life and she has a big smile on her face!
That's what I want for you too - whether you're an 'always single' woman or, like me, you're 'single again'. I want you to have the happiest, healthiest, most vital, productive, energetic, prosperous and fulfilling retirement you could possibly have! At the same time, I want you to get the resources you need to help you balance having the kind of retirement you want and deserve to have, with planning to meet your future needs. That's what The Association of Retired Single Women is all about -
A little planning goes a long way. And let’s face it; you rarely get surprised by a holiday party. You usually know when they’re going to happen and they’re on your calendar. So you have enough time to plan ahead.
For example, if you have a party after work, have a lighter calorie lunch so that you have a little more wiggle room at the party, where there will certainly be high calorie foods. This way you don’t starve yourself, you don’t…
Posted by Ann Harrison on November 29, 2015 at 6:30
Don’t Skip Meals
Anytime you let your body get too hungry, your blood sugar may drop, cravings may ensue and then you’re more likely to end up consuming junk foods – foods that are high in fat, calories, and sugar. Prevent this from happening.
First, don’t skip meals. Eat when you normally eat or, better yet, when you begin to feel signs of hunger. Sometimes those signs can be subtle. Stomach growling is usually a later sign of hunger. Start…
Posted by Ann Harrison on November 28, 2015 at 6:30
Don’t Eat It Unless You Love It
This rule really should apply to life in general. Don’t buy it unless you love it. Don’t do it unless you love it,and so on. However, we’re talking about food and weight management so the tip is simple – don’t eat the food unless it’s something that you truly enjoy.
So often we overeat, but half of the foods that we put into our body aren’t only not good for us, they don’t really taste that great. Evaluate your food. Is…
Posted by Ann Harrison on November 27, 2015 at 18:30
Socialize Away from The Buffet
Why do all parties end up in the kitchen or near the food table? Well, because that’s where the food is. Be a leader and move the crowd to a sitting room and away from the buffet. When you socialize away from the buffet or spread, you’re able to focus on conversations and festivities instead of the food. And if the food isn’t in your line of sight, then it’s less likely to be on your mind.
Posted by Ann Harrison on November 26, 2015 at 6:30
Gum chewing can keep your breath fresh. It can also keep your mouth busy and your taste buds happy so that you’re not tempted to eat more than you should. If you’re eyeing the pastry table at work, pop a piece of your favorite gum in your mouth instead and walk away. It really works. (Just don't forget to take it out if you find someone to kiss under the mistletoe!)
If you're not that keen on chewing gum, slip a toothbrush and a tiny tube of…
Posted by Ann Harrison on November 25, 2015 at 6:30
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Get snapping to clear clutter
You're either going to love or hate this idea, but... If you're short of storage space or you're having a clear-out, have you ever considered taking digital photos of items that have nostalgic or sentimental value for you? The photo will still evoke the memories but will take up…Continue
Warning signs for older drivers
Have you started to worry about an aging relative's safety as a driver? Although the majority of older drivers are safe drivers, the combination of medical conditions, use of medication and reduced physical function can increase the risk of accidents and injury among older…Continue
Release your inner entrepreneur
It wasn't until I left my job, seven years ago, that I realised that I had a hitherto hidden entrepreneurial streak that now makes me wonder how I could have ever been comfortable working for someone else. If retirement (or the gloom and doom surrounding the economy) is…Continue
Do you hate packing?
Here in the UK, the holiday season starts with a vengeance this weekend. From today the roads, motorways and airports will be packed with people desperately trying to escape the unseasonably wet weather that we are experiencing here at the moment.
Of course, people who are…