Supposedly practicing self-care for wellness in our 50s and beyond consists of clean eating, getting plenty of rest (I definitely failed that one), regular exercise (ummmm depends on the time of the year), and keeping our minds active. I am trying to work on all of the above but in the meantime let’s check out Self Care Over 50. Spoiler alert this post is not very glamorous.
I ran across these articles that might interest you if you are trying to keep your mind and body intact. Aren’t we all? FYI (I know you will ask) My poncho can be found on Amazon here. It is by Barefoot Dreams and is super comfy.
I returned to weight watchers after the new year along with my pal Mary Ann. We are struggling and our husbands are dropping the pounds of course. The progress is slow because I am still drinking wine and I am not getting enough exercise (which will change soon once the yard work ensues). I do think it is a good program. There is nothing crazy about it and you don’t drop the pounds immediately but it stays off. Whenever I pick up a few pounds I go back on it and in about a month or two I am back to normal. I usually cheat on the weekends and stick to it during the week. I do the online version you can find here, which works better for me. They just had a recent article that might be of interest to you about the top ten myths about weight loss. I know many of you read Katy Clooney’s Preppy Empty Nester. Katy lost over 20 pounds and looks fabulous. You can read about that here or here At my age, if I lost 20 pounds my face would be sagging on the ground along with everything else if you know what I mean.
One of the perils of drinking red wine, ice tea, and coffee is the older you get the more discolored your teeth become.
Editors note. I should mention that we do use an electric toothbrush and have for years.
About a year ago I researched teeth bleaching and ordered this one.
The Whitening gel that comes with it is only 5% which wasn’t strong enough for my “brown” teeth. My dentist as a favor for a favor had prescribed the opalescence brand at 20% which I use with this instead. They also have 35% which I am going to try next. I don’t have sensitive teeth and gums but I know that some do including my husband. Try the 5% if your teeth aren’t that discolored it may work fine. In my case, I needed a higher percentage.
Our dentist suggested this rinse and it has worked wonders for both of us.
Floss no longer works for me so I use the above rinse with these little guys in between my teeth. My husband has seen a lot of improvement in his gum health and I am hoping I will find the same when I go in for my check-up.
One other gem I randomly discovered is this Crest Charcoal toothpaste. Anyone else taken in with those pictures on Pinterest of how charcoal has whitened their teeth? There may be some truth to it. This toothpaste has definitely helped the whitening process.
SHOP TEETH WHITENING PRODUCTS
I have been considering switching to a natural deodorant for various health concerns. Have any of you made the switch?
In my usual over researching style I read the articles below and many more.
From my research here are five that seem to be favorites. Many of the those picked from the above lists have coconut or vanilla, two fragrances I don’t favor on my body or wafting through my house.
SHOP NATURAL DEODORANTS
The Tom’s is the most reasonable and if you haven’t yet tried a natural deodorant it would be an inexpensive option to experiment with. According to the experts it takes about two weeks to make the switch. I have ordered the Mailin and Goetz. It is ranked highly on many of the lists and I prefer a fresh scent with eucalyptus and lemon. I was first introduced to their product line when we stayed at the Hotel Emma in San Antonio. You can read that post here Hotel Emma where Industrial Meets Luxury. They feature their products in their rooms.
I hope you enjoyed Self Care After 50. I plan to make this a regular series if this is an area of interest. Let me know in the comment area whatyou would be interested in learning more about. Please share any programs, products or general information you have. We love networking.
Stop back on Thursday for Ageless Style I am featuring a darling over 50 beauty that you will love! And you know the Contessa will have someone interesting up her sleeve.