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Feeling challenged by life? Here’s 5 tips to help!

Life is full of its ups and downs. One day, we feel like we have it all figured out. Then, in a moment's notice, a curve ball has been thrown our way. 2020 seems to exemplify this!Everyone has challenges and learning how to overcome challenges helps us to remain calm under pressure.We all have our own way of facing challenges in life. However, there are a few good tips and tricks to follow when the going gets tough.I'm going to share five my favorite.Be Well,Anisa 1. Make A Plan… While we can't know what is going to happen in the future, we can always plan ahead. Looking at the patterns in our life to see what challenges we've struggled with can allow us to assess the optimal outcomes and make a plan for how you can achieve them. 2. Ask For and Accept Help… We are not alone! Help is all around us and there's we should never feel ashamed for asking for help. It could be a loved one, a stranger, a mentor, or a friend, in general people want to help! Asking for help is only one side of the coin. We have to be open and willing...

5 Reasons Why You Should Use A Skin Conditioner

As we age it is important to change our skin care regimen. Our skin's texture and moisture changes.A moisturizer you once used could actually have an adverse affect on your skin tone and elasticity. Plus as we age our skin naturally gets thinner.Have you ever tried a Skin Conditioner? It's a way to give your skin some extra loving through nutrients.Below is a guide to why a Skin Conditioner is better for your skin, especially for those of us over the age of 50.Be Well,Anisa 1. Skin Conditioner Hydrates and Softens Skin… Like regular moisturizer, Skin Conditioner has a specific function to hydrate and soften skin. Unlike regular moisturizer it is light-weight and features little or no water. A little can go a long way. Products like NR8 AM/PM Skin Conditioner has no water. A couple of drops can moisturize your whole face. Margo Marrone, co-founder of The Organic Pharmacy says, 'Most of us have been taught to use a heavy cream at night. This in fact is not great as an emollient on the skin overnight can force oils back into the skin leading to puffiness.' A skin conditioner is super light, non-sticky that penetrates easily into areas of...

5 Ways To Embrace Your Body

For most of us looking in the mirror isn't fun. We tend to see ALL the negative parts of our face body instead of the beautiful women we REALLY are!It is especially harder on us women in our 50's, 60's and beyond. We are much more critical of the subtle signs of aging we see.What if I told you it is time to start remembering how many memories and experiences are behind those fascinating changes in your face?See a face that you love and appreciate because of what it's done for you!At Third Age Skin Care we believe age is something to embrace! That includes celebrating your body and everything it does.Today we're going to give you some fast and easy ways to start celebrating and embracing your body no matter what age you happen to be.Be Well,Anisa 1. Switch From Fear to Gratitude… Our bodies are an amazing machine that have done a lot for us. Every day your body produces 300 billion new cells. Your liver can regenerate itself. You may have given birth, survived an illness and worked tens of thousands of hours. You have even endured decades of fun, sun and more. What's not to love?...

Got Arthritis? Try This!

"Arthritis" we all know about it and many of us have it.There are many different types of arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and psoriatic arthritis.Old treatment mostly relies on medication however suggests including anti-inflammatory foods in your diet and limiting foods that can cause inflammation may help tremendously in managing arthritis.Below is a list of foods to eat and to avoid to try this method of therapy.Be Well,Anisa Fried and Processed Foods… Researchers at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine examined disease prevention through diet. In their 2009 study, they found that decreasing the amount of fried and processed foods eaten can "reduce inflammation and actually help restore the body's natural defenses." Try This: Cut down on the amount of fried and processed foods you eat, such as fried meats and prepared frozen meals. Include more fresh vegetables and fruits in your diet. Lower Your AGEs… AGE doesn't refer to how many birthdays you've celebrated. An advanced glycation end product (AGE) is a toxin that appears when foods are heated, grilled, fried, or pasteurized. AGEs damage certain proteins in your body. Your body tries to break these AGEs apart by using cytokines, which are inflammatory messengers. Depending on where the...

Best Workouts to Slow the Effects of Aging…

We all know it… exercise is important for our body and mind. It is key to living an active, healthy and fun senior life.Unfortnately there's no magic pill that can get that exercise done for us. There's some work involved if you want to slow down the aging process at the cellular level.The New York Times explains there are exercises that are appropriate for "aging muscles," noting that older cells don't regenerate as quickly as young ones, and their mitochondria, which produces their energy, starts to drop off in advanced years.There's some evidence, however, that "certain sorts of workouts may undo some of what the years can do to our mitochondria," especially if it's intense exercise, notes the source.So let's take a look at 10 exercises from a variety of sources that have been known to slow down aging.Be Well,Anisa 1. Weight Training KindredHealthcare.com says you can add some weight to your workouts, as long as your physician approves. Whether you use your own body weight for resistance or try free weights, you can work up a good burn in your muscles, it adds. The source says the benefits of weight lifting include fighting fat, reducing the effects of osteoporosis...

Things You Can Throw Out, Trust Me You Won’t Miss Them!

First many thanks for all the emails. Many asked if this was my sister Jamie and yes it is.I was surprised how many of you were subscribers of her newsletter "Anything Goes".Currently we are with her at her home in Arizona. I read her the emails from subscribers and she remembered so many of you. Thanks for making her smile and have fond memories.Since I am away, I am rerunning a previous issue. It was a popular one so let's look at stuff you can throw away right now and you won't miss.This is a great way to declutter too!Be Well,Anisa To Start… When going through items I found it best to have piles. Donate, Toss Out and Keep. This is for you to determine, but here are my suggestions: DictionaryThis might get some people upset especially the school teachers out there but ask yourself, when was the last time you opened it? If you're like me you go straight to the computer, iPad or smartphone. Wrinkled Wrapping Paper and Crushed BowsGet rid of it! You won't ever use it and you probably just keep adding to it. Latex PaintIf it’s more than a year old ditch it. If you...

Dealing With The Death Of A Sibling…

September 08, 2020When your parents die, it is said you lose your past;when your spouse dies, you lose your present;and when your child dies, you lose your future;However, when your sibling dies, you lose a part ofyour past, your present and your future; As I put this week's edition together I am trying to prepare for my sister's death. She's in hospice and failing fast. How does one prepare for this? Losing my mom last year was hard, but to lose my sister so soon is almost unbearable. She's always been a second mom to me. I decided to read a few articles about the death of a sibling and I found some info through various articles that I have assembled below. To my sister… Even in the end, you love to laugh and love with all your heart. I love you so much! Be Well,Anisa As always please reply with your thoughts and comments.Missed an issue? Visit Here The Loss of History… Your family has its own special history and shared bonds. Now that your sibling has died, the bonds are changed, and the family history has a void that cannot be filled. As you grew up together, you...

Join Me In A Pantry Challenge

Every year about this time I like to do a Pantry Challenge.It not only saves me money but helps me clean out my Pantry with foods I've bought that I was going to "get around" to making.If you've never heard of a pantry challenge, join me for your first one. It is simple. Just make an effort to use up the foods/items you already have.I choose this time of year because, for me, it is a bit slower time of the year at work and allows me to get into the kitchen more. Plus this is the time I need to start saving for all the holiday spending coming up in a few months.It is fun, almost like my own version of the TV series "Chopped".The pantry challenge can last as long as you want. Me, I'm in for a month, sometimes I go a little longer!I'm sure you have some questions on how to proceed, so below I share with you the four I asked when I first started.I have to admit I kind of went on a forced pantry challenge in March when the pandemic started!Be Well,Anisa 1. What… I Can't Spend Any Money?… This really depends on...

RVing for the first time? Some Tips for Newbies

The pandemic has changed the way we travel.Travel overseas has been put on hold for most of us. We are still getting the itch to vacation but how can we remain safe while traveling our beautiful country?RVing is one of the hottest new trend in travel. And it's no wonder, you can really take control of your environment while exploring. From cooking your own meals, to sleeping in the vehicle that only you and your family will inhabit.If you are thinking about taking a trip in an RV, here are some tips from an article published in USA Today by Carly Mallenbaum.Be Well,Anisa 1. Don't Get Poop On Yourself… Sounds strange doesn't it? But Carly writes to trust her on this one! If there's a toilet in your rig, you're going to need to dump the waste. When you go to open the storage compartment on the side of the vehicle to remove the cap and connect the sewer hose in order to dump, remember this: Make sure the dump valves are closed! You may not know exactly what she's talking about now, but she urges us to watch videos about dumping the holding tanks. Read the page in your...

Does Your Mood Affect Your Skin?

It might sound really strange but your mood can and does create change in your skin.I experienced this during the very beginning of the pandemic. I think it was an overall feeling of doom and disbelief and I visibly saw more wrinkles on my face.Turns out there is scientific proof about this. There is often a chemical response in your body when it comes to emotions. Bad or uneasy moods can reduce the skin's ability to heal, increase cortisol levels in the bloodstream, weaken skin cells, interrupt collagen production, etc.These changes to your body will naturally result in a physical change to your skin.We will look at the various emotions and how they effect your skin.Be Well,Anisa Clinical Perspectives Of Mood-Related Skin Issues… Most people do not realize just how much mood can affect the skin. In fact, it's not uncommon for people to seek assistance from a dermatologist, not realizing that a psychological issue may be the source of the problem. Resolving some mood-related skin issues may require both a dermatological and psychological approach. Smile For Good Skin … The saying "laughter is the best medicine" actually has some medical validity. Studies show that our emotions can have positive...