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Mary’s sudden episodes of dizziness were disconcerting. They had only started a few weeks before, but she had nearly taken a tumble a couple of times.
She was used to just getting on with things and didn’t like to think about falling and breaking any bones. Nevertheless, she was more careful than usual when she was out.
If you aren’t taking any, you are certainly in the minority (according to research from 2017, only 1 in 13 over-65s do not take any regular medication). 
You might be taking one or two – perhaps a statin, something for your blood pressure, or an anti-inflammatory (like ibuprofen) to help your arthritis.Continue reading
Do you or someone you know love visiting sites of cultural interest (churches, stately homes or landscaped gardens)?
‘It’s a busy life we grandparents lead!’, one of our members told me recently. She was rushing from providing emotional support to a heartbroken teenage granddaughter to look after an active 3-year-old grandson while his mother was travelling for work. It was obvious how much she loved playing such a big part in her grandchildren’s lives and helping her children.
You want to stay active for longer. You know that exercising will help you to keep fit and remain healthy. However, it can be difficult to know what to do and how hard you should be working.
You may have some aches and pains, perhaps some health challenges (arthritis, high blood pressure) or have had a recent procedure (a new hip or knee). You know you need to do something, but you don’t want to do anything that will cause damage or injury.
There was a spin class where I couldn’t take the shouting.
Another time, the music was too loud (my hearing isn’t great but I am sensitive to loud noise).
Then a yoga class where the instructor didn’t want to believe my answers to his health questions. He basically accused me of lying to him. Then he proceeded to poke the participants with a wooden stick if he didn’t like their posture.