#proactiveageing

❤️❤️ ageing occurs on many levels in the skin from superficial surface too deep skeletal tissue! A multi layered approach is what is needed too gain best results and FILORGA provides just that! Please contact for further details and bookings #skin #skincare #skinpep #skinwoof #skinperfusion #filorga #proactiveageing #looklikeyoubutbetter #chemicalpeels #mesotherapy #microneedling #skinboosters #skinplumpers #biorevitalisation #injectables #aestheticskinspecialist #theskingeek #theskingeekaesthetics #theskingeekliverpool #wheresciencemeetsbeauty
❤️❤️ ageing occurs on many levels in the skin from superficial surface too deep skeletal tissue! A multi layered approach is what is needed too gain best results and FILORGA provides just that! Please contact for further details and bookings #skin #skincare #skinpep #skinwoof #skinperfusion #filorga #proactiveageing #looklikeyoubutbetter #chemicalpeels #mesotherapy #microneedling #skinboosters #skinplumpers #biorevitalisation #injectables #aestheticskinspecialist #theskingeek #theskingeekaesthetics #theskingeekliverpool #wheresciencemeetsbeauty
💉💉 Everyone has heard of microneedling, which is the fastest growing skincare modality worldwide and mesoneedling or fractional mesotherapy is a more treatment savvy version. 💉💉 everyone desires more beautiful, glowing, well hydrated skin, and fractional mesotherapy gives you exactly that 💉 to administer this treatment we use a mechanical pen device and highly concentrated solutions that are picked according to the skins needs and condition 💉 using only a small depth of penetration, causing less trauma and pain too the skin, we create micro channels too enhance the penetration of the active ingredients which boost the treatment results.💉 with the microscopic injury too the skin we also stimulate Epidermal Growth Factors, which play a role in attracting cells too a wound site in order too trigger the natural healing cascade of the skin. That release accelerates the process, promoting skin tissue repair and regeneration and stimulating collagen production. EGFs also help too repair the damaging effects of UV rays, by promoting the growth of new cells, which replace the damaged cells. 💉 it is outdated too now believe we need too go as deep as possible and draw as much blood as we can too stimulate this process, this kind of trauma has now been proven too cause the formation of granulomas in years too come 💉 so in simple English by stimulating the EGF we also stimulate the natural production of collagen providing a pro active ageing treatment 💉 for further details and bookings please contact #skin #skincare #skinpep #skinwoof #skinperfusion #microneedling #fractionalmesotherapy #genosys #fusionmeso #filorga #proactiveageing #healthyageing #lookinglikeyouonlybetter #aestheticskinspecialist #theskingeek #theskingeekliverpool #theskingeekaesthetics #wheresciencemeetsbeauty
💉💉 Everyone has heard of microneedling, which is the fastest growing skincare modality worldwide and mesoneedling or fractional mesotherapy is a more treatment savvy version. 💉💉 everyone desires more beautiful, glowing, well hydrated skin, and fractional mesotherapy gives you exactly that 💉 to administer this treatment we use a mechanical pen device and highly concentrated solutions that are picked according to the skins needs and condition 💉 using only a small depth of penetration, causing less trauma and pain too the skin, we create micro channels too enhance the penetration of the active ingredients which boost the treatment results.💉 with the microscopic injury too the skin we also stimulate Epidermal Growth Factors, which play a role in attracting cells too a wound site in order too trigger the natural healing cascade of the skin. That release accelerates the process, promoting skin tissue repair and regeneration and stimulating collagen production. EGFs also help too repair the damaging effects of UV rays, by promoting the growth of new cells, which replace the damaged cells. 💉 it is outdated too now believe we need too go as deep as possible and draw as much blood as we can too stimulate this process, this kind of trauma has now been proven too cause the formation of granulomas in years too come 💉 so in simple English by stimulating the EGF we also stimulate the natural production of collagen providing a pro active ageing treatment 💉 for further details and bookings please contact #skin #skincare #skinpep #skinwoof #skinperfusion #microneedling #fractionalmesotherapy #genosys #fusionmeso #filorga #proactiveageing #healthyageing #lookinglikeyouonlybetter #aestheticskinspecialist #theskingeek #theskingeekliverpool #theskingeekaesthetics #wheresciencemeetsbeauty
PROACTIVE ageing! We are all going to age so let’s learn to embrace it rather than resist it! (Anti- ageing sounds like we are resisting our natural flow of life). I have watched clients with their skins for years and one thing I have noticed are the ones that embrace life positively but also accept the flow of life often have a more radiant and youthful skin! By the time they hit their 50s and 60s these ladies are more vibrant and naturally beautiful as they have stuck to an easy, effective skin routine with monthly facial support - NOT over bearing their skins at all! 
Tackle skin concerns gently and you will see that the results may take a little longer to obtain but they hang around for far longer! 
#skinwellness #radiantskinfromwithin #easyeffectiveskincare #lovetheskinyouarein #glycolicpeels #friismithskincareline #proactiveageing
PROACTIVE ageing! We are all going to age so let’s learn to embrace it rather than resist it! (Anti- ageing sounds like we are resisting our natural flow of life). I have watched clients with their skins for years and one thing I have noticed are the ones that embrace life positively but also accept the flow of life often have a more radiant and youthful skin! By the time they hit their 50s and 60s these ladies are more vibrant and naturally beautiful as they have stuck to an easy, effective skin routine with monthly facial support - NOT over bearing their skins at all!
Tackle skin concerns gently and you will see that the results may take a little longer to obtain but they hang around for far longer!
#skinwellness #radiantskinfromwithin #easyeffectiveskincare #lovetheskinyouarein #glycolicpeels #friismithskincareline #proactiveageing
Most Australians over the age of 50 feel younger than they are (80%), while only 8% feel older. 💫
51% feel more than 10years younger.
29% feel up to 10 years younger.
12% feel the same age that they actually are.
5% feel up to 10years older 
3% feel more than 10 years older. 💫
The factors contributing to people feeling younger include:
Having good physical health 
Having a good quality of life 
Being financially secure.
💫
Stats via: 
State of the (Older) Nation 2018
A nationally representative survey prepared by the
Council on Ageing. (COTA) #australia
💫
Interesting, although I’m not really surprised by this, and 
I do think these stats would be very similar in many other nations across the world. 
What are your thoughts on the stats? How do you experience your own age? Do you feel valued by society? How do you define that? I’m genuinely interested. 🌻

#ageing #proactiveageing #positiveageing #demographics
Most Australians over the age of 50 feel younger than they are (80%), while only 8% feel older. 💫
51% feel more than 10years younger.
29% feel up to 10 years younger.
12% feel the same age that they actually are.
5% feel up to 10years older
3% feel more than 10 years older. 💫
The factors contributing to people feeling younger include:
Having good physical health
Having a good quality of life
Being financially secure.
💫
Stats via:
State of the (Older) Nation 2018
A nationally representative survey prepared by the
Council on Ageing. (COTA) #australia
💫
Interesting, although I’m not really surprised by this, and
I do think these stats would be very similar in many other nations across the world.
What are your thoughts on the stats? How do you experience your own age? Do you feel valued by society? How do you define that? I’m genuinely interested. 🌻

#ageing #proactiveageing #positiveageing #demographics
Pro active ageing takes commitment and getting yourself into good habits, follow these simple rules for happy healthy skin 😘 #skin #skincare #skinpep #skinwoof #skinperfusion #medicalgrade #proactiveageing #healthyageing #looklikeyoubutbetter #aestheticskinspecialist #theskingeekaesthetics #theskingeekliverpool #theskingeek #wheresciencemeetsbeauty
Pro active ageing takes commitment and getting yourself into good habits, follow these simple rules for happy healthy skin 😘 #skin #skincare #skinpep #skinwoof #skinperfusion #medicalgrade #proactiveageing #healthyageing #looklikeyoubutbetter #aestheticskinspecialist #theskingeekaesthetics #theskingeekliverpool #theskingeek #wheresciencemeetsbeauty
||• State of the (Older) Nation: Ageing across Australia•|| There are 7.9 million Australians over the age of 50. That’s almost 1/3 of the population.

4.3 million are aged between 50-64.

3.6 million are aged 65 and above. 
There has been a stack of recent research via COTA ~ Councils On The Ageing ~ (2018) & I want to help get the information out there to you all. 
Why? 
From very early adulthood I I have worked in the human services field, with people of all ages across the lifespan. Now, in the absolute middle of midlife myself,  I find my work in private practice as a psychologist and ongoing professional training, is increasingly focussed on older Australians. I am passionate about sharing information on the REAL state of our ageing nation (via COTA research) and my own professional experience of issues that consistently impact on the #healthandwellbeing of older adults in context of the themes of
PROACTIVE AGEING &
POSITIVE AGEING .

I have a lot to contribute to this community and I still have a lot to learn, so stay tuned. #alwayslearning #alwayssharing

Midlifers and Beyond ... Let’s do this ! #embraceageing
#positiveageing
#proactiveageing
||• State of the (Older) Nation: Ageing across Australia•|| There are 7.9 million Australians over the age of 50. That’s almost 1/3 of the population.

4.3 million are aged between 50-64.

3.6 million are aged 65 and above.
There has been a stack of recent research via COTA ~ Councils On The Ageing ~ (2018) & I want to help get the information out there to you all.
Why?
From very early adulthood I I have worked in the human services field, with people of all ages across the lifespan. Now, in the absolute middle of midlife myself, I find my work in private practice as a psychologist and ongoing professional training, is increasingly focussed on older Australians. I am passionate about sharing information on the REAL state of our ageing nation (via COTA research) and my own professional experience of issues that consistently impact on the #healthandwellbeing of older adults in context of the themes of
PROACTIVE AGEING &
POSITIVE AGEING .

I have a lot to contribute to this community and I still have a lot to learn, so stay tuned. #alwayslearning #alwayssharing

Midlifers and Beyond ... Let’s do this ! #embraceageing
#positiveageing
#proactiveageing
Starting the week with INTENTION.
🌞
Early morning strength training and spin class at the gym followed by a short beach frolic just after sunrise. 
Then I purchased flowers for the office (will post a pic of those later). I call this my Happy Brain Chemical Trifecta ~ •Dopamine
•Serotonin
•Oxytocin
🌞
Does every Monday start like this? Does every day start like this? Nah, of course not ... sometimes I bypass the beach, or the gym, or the flowers. I am most grateful when I can make it all flow as part of an external circadian rhythm to complement my internal circadian rhythm. 🌞
Do you have intentional rituals & patterns of behavior to increase your wellbeing? 🌞
Have a lovely week. 🌞
#nofilter
#mondaymotivation #midlifehealth #selfcare #happybrain #dopamine #serotonin #oxytocin
#dailyrituals #routines #rhythmoflife #lifehabits #intentional #proactiveageing
Starting the week with INTENTION.
🌞
Early morning strength training and spin class at the gym followed by a short beach frolic just after sunrise.
Then I purchased flowers for the office (will post a pic of those later). I call this my Happy Brain Chemical Trifecta ~ •Dopamine
•Serotonin
•Oxytocin
🌞
Does every Monday start like this? Does every day start like this? Nah, of course not ... sometimes I bypass the beach, or the gym, or the flowers. I am most grateful when I can make it all flow as part of an external circadian rhythm to complement my internal circadian rhythm. 🌞
Do you have intentional rituals & patterns of behavior to increase your wellbeing? 🌞
Have a lovely week. 🌞
#nofilter
#mondaymotivation #midlifehealth #selfcare #happybrain #dopamine #serotonin #oxytocin
#dailyrituals #routines #rhythmoflife #lifehabits #intentional #proactiveageing
Are you getting enough exposure to natural light through your skin AND eyes? 🌞
Sunlight assists the brain to produce serotonin for mood enhancement, melatonin for a healthy sleep pattern, and Vit D for maintaining bone health & activating genes that regulate your immune system. 🌞
The combined effect of sunlight & outdoor activity assists with reduction in oxidative stress produced by exposure to artificial light (including blue light emissions from screens), prolonged periods of sitting/inactivity, & toxic chemicals in the environment. 🌞
Even exposure to natural light on a cloudy day is effective - hence my pic  that I took at #normanville #fleurieupeninsula during the long weekend here in #southaustralia last week - but particularly so with your sunglasses off 😎. A reminder though to balance this with sun safe behaviors  that protect the skin & eyes from UV radiation damage. 🌞
Side note: A large number of people referred to me for depression/anxiety/sleep/stress disorders also have a diagnosed Vit D deficiency, or end up with one once I recommend they get a blood test to screen for it. It’s an epidemic here in Australia even though we have plenty of sunlight all year round. .
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#sunlight #vitd #melatonin #serotonin #dopamine #neuroscience #depression #anxiety #stress #sleepdysfunction #sleepdisorder #getoutdoors #gooutsideandplay
Are you getting enough exposure to natural light through your skin AND eyes? 🌞
Sunlight assists the brain to produce serotonin for mood enhancement, melatonin for a healthy sleep pattern, and Vit D for maintaining bone health & activating genes that regulate your immune system. 🌞
The combined effect of sunlight & outdoor activity assists with reduction in oxidative stress produced by exposure to artificial light (including blue light emissions from screens), prolonged periods of sitting/inactivity, & toxic chemicals in the environment. 🌞
Even exposure to natural light on a cloudy day is effective - hence my pic that I took at #normanville #fleurieupeninsula during the long weekend here in #southaustralia last week - but particularly so with your sunglasses off 😎. A reminder though to balance this with sun safe behaviors that protect the skin & eyes from UV radiation damage. 🌞
Side note: A large number of people referred to me for depression/anxiety/sleep/stress disorders also have a diagnosed Vit D deficiency, or end up with one once I recommend they get a blood test to screen for it. It’s an epidemic here in Australia even though we have plenty of sunlight all year round. .
.
#sunlight #vitd #melatonin #serotonin #dopamine #neuroscience #depression #anxiety #stress #sleepdysfunction #sleepdisorder #getoutdoors #gooutsideandplay
Live Skincare Full Range Skincare Kit 💕 
Thanks @taniadalton for sharing your honest review ❤️😍
Live Skincare Full Range Skincare Kit 💕
Thanks @taniadalton for sharing your honest review ❤️😍
Proactive ageing skincare...
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I’m not sure about you but one day I woke up and felt like I was looking at a different person.
*
I found the first 10 years of raising my children very intense and all encompassing.
I didn’t have any time for myself and it showed.
*
10 years flew by and when I finally had a chance to look in the mirror, it seemed like I had aged overnight.
To be honest, it was a bit of a shock 😉.
However I consider myself a very proactive person.
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Over the last couple of years I have educated myself about improving the appearance of my ageing, sun damaged skin.
There are several ingredients that the experts all seem to agree on - Retinol, Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C.
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I am contacted by quite a lot of skincare companies and after a couple of ‘learning experiences’ I now only agree to trialling products if the company is agreeable to me giving my honest opinion and allowing me time to really see how my skin reacts to using the products.
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I have been using @liveskincare skincare products (swipe to see what I have been trialling) for a while now and am really impressed.
Their products have been developed by dermatologists and contain all those ingredients that my research say make a difference - and, I think they actually do 😊.
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The Retinol Regenerate Serum is probably my favourite.
Used the right way, Retinol can actually reduce lines but it can also be irritating. 
Although I have sensitive skin, this product has caused no issues for me at all.
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@liveskincare also have a very informative blog which I really enjoy reading and it provides ideas on how best to utilise some of their products.
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#proactiveageing #liveskincare #collab #beautifulmidlife #beautyover50 #skincare
Proactive ageing skincare...
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I’m not sure about you but one day I woke up and felt like I was looking at a different person.
*
I found the first 10 years of raising my children very intense and all encompassing.
I didn’t have any time for myself and it showed.
*
10 years flew by and when I finally had a chance to look in the mirror, it seemed like I had aged overnight.
To be honest, it was a bit of a shock 😉.
However I consider myself a very proactive person.
*
Over the last couple of years I have educated myself about improving the appearance of my ageing, sun damaged skin.
There are several ingredients that the experts all seem to agree on - Retinol, Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C.
*
I am contacted by quite a lot of skincare companies and after a couple of ‘learning experiences’ I now only agree to trialling products if the company is agreeable to me giving my honest opinion and allowing me time to really see how my skin reacts to using the products.
*
I have been using @liveskincare skincare products (swipe to see what I have been trialling) for a while now and am really impressed.
Their products have been developed by dermatologists and contain all those ingredients that my research say make a difference - and, I think they actually do 😊.
*
The Retinol Regenerate Serum is probably my favourite.
Used the right way, Retinol can actually reduce lines but it can also be irritating.
Although I have sensitive skin, this product has caused no issues for me at all.
*
@liveskincare also have a very informative blog which I really enjoy reading and it provides ideas on how best to utilise some of their products.
*
#proactiveageing #liveskincare #collab #beautifulmidlife #beautyover50 #skincare
|| Positive Ageing Series: Embracing The Journey ||
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There is a lot to be said for confronting our own mortality and truly valuing every remaining day that we have here on the planet. ⚫️➿⚫️➿⚫️
You might observe other people either lamenting the loss of youth, the changes in their circumstances & functioning ... OR ... fully embracing each subsequent life stage & its unique positives, whilst practising the fine art of gratitude. ⚫️➿⚫️➿⚫️
I say we need to do both in this ageing journey. Let’s not view it as a rigid either/or dichotomy. Instead, allow ourselves to experience the two opposites co-existing in harmony, and at times flowing into one another.
⚫️➿⚫️➿⚫️
Our truth is our truth and to pretend otherwise, would be denial. To be fully conscious within ourselves we need to know & FEEL all of our truths, including our own mortality. However, we can also shift into psychological flexibility and embrace the very life stage that we are currently in with total acceptance. .
Yes, simultaneously!
⚫️➿⚫️➿⚫️
And with that, I hope you
 breathe a sigh of relief as you let go of your self-judgement and mindfully step into self-compassion for being exactly where you are in life ~ RIGHT NOW!. ⚫️➿⚫️➿⚫️
For the record I am constantly journeying my way through this stuff too. Knowing how to do it doesn’t mean it’s always going to be easy. 
Nup! No way!
.
That’s the legacy of being human. 😉 #hellyeah
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#myfavouriteageisnow #loveyourage
#positiveageing #embraceyourage #embracethejourney
|| Positive Ageing Series: Embracing The Journey ||
⬇️⬇️⬇️
There is a lot to be said for confronting our own mortality and truly valuing every remaining day that we have here on the planet. ⚫️➿⚫️➿⚫️
You might observe other people either lamenting the loss of youth, the changes in their circumstances & functioning ... OR ... fully embracing each subsequent life stage & its unique positives, whilst practising the fine art of gratitude. ⚫️➿⚫️➿⚫️
I say we need to do both in this ageing journey. Let’s not view it as a rigid either/or dichotomy. Instead, allow ourselves to experience the two opposites co-existing in harmony, and at times flowing into one another.
⚫️➿⚫️➿⚫️
Our truth is our truth and to pretend otherwise, would be denial. To be fully conscious within ourselves we need to know & FEEL all of our truths, including our own mortality. However, we can also shift into psychological flexibility and embrace the very life stage that we are currently in with total acceptance. .
Yes, simultaneously!
⚫️➿⚫️➿⚫️
And with that, I hope you
breathe a sigh of relief as you let go of your self-judgement and mindfully step into self-compassion for being exactly where you are in life ~ RIGHT NOW!. ⚫️➿⚫️➿⚫️
For the record I am constantly journeying my way through this stuff too. Knowing how to do it doesn’t mean it’s always going to be easy.
Nup! No way!
.
That’s the legacy of being human. 😉 #hellyeah
.
#myfavouriteageisnow #loveyourage
#positiveageing #embraceyourage #embracethejourney
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|| Ageing Series: Brain Health ||
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The root of all health is in the brain. The trunk of it is in emotion. The branches and leaves are the body. The flower of health blooms when all parts work together. 
Kurdish Saying.
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I’ve previously posted on brain health, as it tends to be a passion of mine. It’s also part of my daily conversations in the work that I do & I will continue to keep raising awareness of the importance of #brainhealth #brainbody #brainandbody #brainbodyconnection .
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By the way, the best #evidencedbased Instagram accounts specifically regarding brain health (that I know of), worth following are: @womensbrains @memorymorsels @millennialbrains .
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If you know of other great accounts or information hubs regarding brain health to follow (particularly those that relate to ageing) please share in a comment below.
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|| Ageing Series: Brain Health ||

The root of all health is in the brain. The trunk of it is in emotion. The branches and leaves are the body. The flower of health blooms when all parts work together.
Kurdish Saying.
.

I’ve previously posted on brain health, as it tends to be a passion of mine. It’s also part of my daily conversations in the work that I do & I will continue to keep raising awareness of the importance of #brainhealth #brainbody #brainandbody #brainbodyconnection .
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By the way, the best #evidencedbased Instagram accounts specifically regarding brain health (that I know of), worth following are: @womensbrains @memorymorsels @millennialbrains .

If you know of other great accounts or information hubs regarding brain health to follow (particularly those that relate to ageing) please share in a comment below.
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🙌👣🙌
In minds crammed with thoughts, organs clogged with toxins, and bodies stiffened with neglect, there is just no space for anything else. (Alison Rose Levy).
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🙌👣🙌
The capacity to change all this is in your hands. 
No magic potions ... No fairy dust ... No one to push you ... No one to do it for you. Just one determined foot in front of the other. .
🙌👣🙌
Wellbeing resides in your own hands AND feet ... even if you have neglected yourself for quite some time. 
You’ve got this!
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🙌👣🙌
#mindbodyhealth
#healthandwellbeing #itsallinyourhands #onefootinfrontoftheother #selfempowerment
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🙌👣🙌
In minds crammed with thoughts, organs clogged with toxins, and bodies stiffened with neglect, there is just no space for anything else. (Alison Rose Levy).
.
🙌👣🙌
The capacity to change all this is in your hands.
No magic potions ... No fairy dust ... No one to push you ... No one to do it for you. Just one determined foot in front of the other. .
🙌👣🙌
Wellbeing resides in your own hands AND feet ... even if you have neglected yourself for quite some time.
You’ve got this!
.
🙌👣🙌
#mindbodyhealth
#healthandwellbeing #itsallinyourhands #onefootinfrontoftheother #selfempowerment
|| Ageing Series: Osteoporosis & Fractures ||
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Osteoporosis was one of the main topics up for discussion at the 2018 Australasian Menopause Society Congress. ➰
Recent stats across the globe indicate an osteoporosis crisis with less than 20% of people actually receiving any treatment. It is a silent & chronic condition that weakens bones over time, making them more likely to break. Risk then doubles after the first fracture, and  each subsequent fracture becomes a stronger indicator for more serious fractures plus imminent death within a few years. Why? Because people in midlife who fracture generally have poorer health, less functional capacity, less social connection with others, and each subsequent fracture then significantly exacerbates this scenario. This is known as the FRACTURE CASCADE effect.
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Did you know that the stats for hip fracture patients (M & F) over the age of 50 indicate that 1 in 4 will die in the year following the fracture? Confronting, right?
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It’s very common for people in the fracture cascade cycle to develop depression and to then get referred to a psychologist for support to manage the chronic health condition/s & accompanying mental health issues (in conjunction with a myriad of other treatment strategies). Hence the reason for my post. ➰
If this is you, or someone you know, don’t despair! 
There are a range of primary prevention/treatment options and secondary treatment/management options (once manifested) to mitigate these outcomes and that particularly includes all women regardless of age & menopausal status (where the risk of osteoporosis is highly correlated with hormonal decline). Bottom line:
Please reach out for appropriate support via knowledgeable and skilled practitioners in this area of health in order to maintain your (or your loved one’s) quality of life and to protect your (their) future health. ➰
#midlife #midlifehealth #fractures #osteoporosis #chronichealthissues #midlifementalhealth #depression #psychologist #registeredpsychologist
|| Ageing Series: Osteoporosis & Fractures ||
⬇️⬇️⬇️
Osteoporosis was one of the main topics up for discussion at the 2018 Australasian Menopause Society Congress. ➰
Recent stats across the globe indicate an osteoporosis crisis with less than 20% of people actually receiving any treatment. It is a silent & chronic condition that weakens bones over time, making them more likely to break. Risk then doubles after the first fracture, and each subsequent fracture becomes a stronger indicator for more serious fractures plus imminent death within a few years. Why? Because people in midlife who fracture generally have poorer health, less functional capacity, less social connection with others, and each subsequent fracture then significantly exacerbates this scenario. This is known as the FRACTURE CASCADE effect.

Did you know that the stats for hip fracture patients (M & F) over the age of 50 indicate that 1 in 4 will die in the year following the fracture? Confronting, right?

It’s very common for people in the fracture cascade cycle to develop depression and to then get referred to a psychologist for support to manage the chronic health condition/s & accompanying mental health issues (in conjunction with a myriad of other treatment strategies). Hence the reason for my post. ➰
If this is you, or someone you know, don’t despair!
There are a range of primary prevention/treatment options and secondary treatment/management options (once manifested) to mitigate these outcomes and that particularly includes all women regardless of age & menopausal status (where the risk of osteoporosis is highly correlated with hormonal decline). Bottom line:
Please reach out for appropriate support via knowledgeable and skilled practitioners in this area of health in order to maintain your (or your loved one’s) quality of life and to protect your (their) future health. ➰
#midlife #midlifehealth #fractures #osteoporosis #chronichealthissues #midlifementalhealth #depression #psychologist #registeredpsychologist
Hey Midlifer’s and Beyond, 
As it’s the early hours (here in Aust🇦🇺 ) of World Mental Health Day, I thought I would jump in with a contribution before I head off to the office for the day. .

The World Health Organisation defines mental health as a state of wellbeing in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community. 
How do you define your own mental health? 
What do the people orbiting around in your life witness when you are functioning with good mental health? 
What areas can you focus on to better manage your own mental health? 
In most instances we are able to steer our own ship when it comes to mental health, even during times of crisis. 
One of the key goals for my own mental health in midlife  is to simplify things in most areas of my life (sometimes with a bit of resistance, I admit it). We owe that to ourselves for the sake of wellbeing. I’ve explored lots of ways to do this but a very relevant example is, this year at work I have steadily focussed on a smaller niche of psychology that commonly relates to the  mental health & wellbeing of people in their midlife and senior years because it’s become my absolute passion (although I do still very much enjoy working with my long-term younger clients of course, no doubt about it 🙂). I hope that you can create some personal meaning for yourself out of today’s theme of World Mental Health, as well as perhaps finding a way to support others in their mental health. .
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#worldmentalhealthday 
#worldmentalhealthday2018 #mentalhealthawareness #healthandwellbeing #midlife #midlifers #ageing #positiveageing #positiveaging #proactiveageing #proactiveaging #over40 #over50 #over60 #over70 #over 80 #over90 #mentalhealth #psychology #psychologists
Hey Midlifer’s and Beyond,
As it’s the early hours (here in Aust🇦🇺 ) of World Mental Health Day, I thought I would jump in with a contribution before I head off to the office for the day. .

The World Health Organisation defines mental health as a state of wellbeing in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.
How do you define your own mental health?
What do the people orbiting around in your life witness when you are functioning with good mental health?
What areas can you focus on to better manage your own mental health?
In most instances we are able to steer our own ship when it comes to mental health, even during times of crisis.
One of the key goals for my own mental health in midlife is to simplify things in most areas of my life (sometimes with a bit of resistance, I admit it). We owe that to ourselves for the sake of wellbeing. I’ve explored lots of ways to do this but a very relevant example is, this year at work I have steadily focussed on a smaller niche of psychology that commonly relates to the mental health & wellbeing of people in their midlife and senior years because it’s become my absolute passion (although I do still very much enjoy working with my long-term younger clients of course, no doubt about it 🙂). I hope that you can create some personal meaning for yourself out of today’s theme of World Mental Health, as well as perhaps finding a way to support others in their mental health. .
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#worldmentalhealthday
#worldmentalhealthday2018 #mentalhealthawareness #healthandwellbeing #midlife #midlifers #ageing #positiveageing #positiveaging #proactiveageing #proactiveaging #over40 #over50 #over60 #over70 #over 80 #over90 #mentalhealth #psychology #psychologists
2 months post procedure and look at the beautiful shape of Kellie’s neck! Dr Feiner is back in our skin clinic 13th October performing Facial Liposculpture. For more info or to make an appointment give our skin clinic a call on 6331 9163 #bathurst #bathurstnsw #acskin #liposculpture #facialliposculpture #neck #chin #cheeks #blephroplasty #upperarm #selfconfidence #loveyourself #loveyourappearance #proactiveageing
2 months post procedure and look at the beautiful shape of Kellie’s neck! Dr Feiner is back in our skin clinic 13th October performing Facial Liposculpture. For more info or to make an appointment give our skin clinic a call on 6331 9163 #bathurst #bathurstnsw #acskin #liposculpture #facialliposculpture #neck #chin #cheeks #blephroplasty #upperarm #selfconfidence #loveyourself #loveyourappearance #proactiveageing
Proactive ageing...
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My goal isn’t only to live a long life but also to live a vibrant and active life.
Ageing is inevitable but how we age is so much in our control.
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Having lost my dad to a sudden heart attack when he was 47 was one of most devastating events that may ever happen to me.
However, my dad’s death prompted me to enrol in my first fitness instructor course (25 years ago now) and find my passion (and now I realise) my purpose in life.
[side note - I did also complete the aerobic instructor course and I must say I rocked a gstring fluro leotard 🤣].
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Since then, I have continued to study and read extensively about how healthy living can help us age well.
More and more I believe that extremes are not the answer and that wellness, longevity and happiness can be achieved with simple but consistent movement, nutrition and mindfulness practices.
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Now that I’m almost 50, I feel privileged to have the opportunity to put all my learning and research into practice, while I continue to develop my philosophies and ideas further.
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It’s also great that here on Instagram we have a fabulous midlife community to help inspire each other to live the second half of our lives to the fullest.
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Just love sharing this journey with you all ❤️.
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#proactiveageing #neverstoplearning #cottononbody #beautifulmidlife #investinhealth #almost50
Proactive ageing...
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My goal isn’t only to live a long life but also to live a vibrant and active life.
Ageing is inevitable but how we age is so much in our control.
*
Having lost my dad to a sudden heart attack when he was 47 was one of most devastating events that may ever happen to me.
However, my dad’s death prompted me to enrol in my first fitness instructor course (25 years ago now) and find my passion (and now I realise) my purpose in life.
[side note - I did also complete the aerobic instructor course and I must say I rocked a gstring fluro leotard 🤣].
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Since then, I have continued to study and read extensively about how healthy living can help us age well.
More and more I believe that extremes are not the answer and that wellness, longevity and happiness can be achieved with simple but consistent movement, nutrition and mindfulness practices.
*
Now that I’m almost 50, I feel privileged to have the opportunity to put all my learning and research into practice, while I continue to develop my philosophies and ideas further.
*
It’s also great that here on Instagram we have a fabulous midlife community to help inspire each other to live the second half of our lives to the fullest.
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Just love sharing this journey with you all ❤️.
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#proactiveageing #neverstoplearning #cottononbody #beautifulmidlife #investinhealth #almost50
Today I celebrated my birthday. I’m that vintage that when I was really young we had black and white photos that you actually printed and placed in a photo album. They were reminders of loved ones, good times, happy days, so many wonderful memories kept in a book on the shelf but now I carry the photos with me on my phone, a daily reminder to appreciate, give thanks for and to be present as time truly does fly by. #liveauthentic #liveyourlife#happybirthdaytoyou #gratefulheart #gratitude #memoriesneverdie #proactiveageing #50plusandfabulous #lovemylife
Today I celebrated my birthday. I’m that vintage that when I was really young we had black and white photos that you actually printed and placed in a photo album. They were reminders of loved ones, good times, happy days, so many wonderful memories kept in a book on the shelf but now I carry the photos with me on my phone, a daily reminder to appreciate, give thanks for and to be present as time truly does fly by. #liveauthentic #liveyourlife#happybirthdaytoyou #gratefulheart #gratitude #memoriesneverdie #proactiveageing #50plusandfabulous #lovemylife

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