Jane Thurnell-Read is in her 70s. She’s a vegan and loves the gym. She is the founder of a membership site https://www.upliness.net, which encourages healthy, happy ageing. You can also follow her on Instagram (@thrivingjane) or visit her blog https://www.janethurnellread.com/

Latest Posts By Jane Thurnell-Read

3 months ago

The Trauma After a Grandchild’s Death by Suicide

My 15-year-old grandson died by suicide six weeks ago. At 3pm, six weeks ago, I was wondering how many of the delicious cookies that I’d just baked I could eat. By 5pm, my whole world had changed for ever. To say life is now difficult is a complete…

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4 months ago

Instagram – The Most Surprising Place to Find Role Models

We all need role models throughout our lives. As we get older, role models can be even more important. Role models help us see our own potential. They can remind us that lots of older people are enjoying interesting, exciting, healthy lives…

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5 months ago

Is Pollen Allergy One of Your Woes?

I used to dread the hay fever season. If possible, I would sit in a darkened room with a large box of tissues, feeling exhausted from the continuous sneezing. My eyes would run and itch. The roof of my mouth would drive me mad with its itchiness…

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6 months ago

How Many Healthy Years Do You Have Left?

We don’t know the answer to how many years we have left, but have you asked yourself how many healthy years you have left? In 2018 it was estimated that a woman or man born in the EU that year would have around 64 healthy life years ahead of them…

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10 months ago

Red Lentil, Rice, and Coconut Soup Recipe

This soup ticks so many boxes. It’s easy to make even if you’re not really a cook. It’s cheap. It tastes delicious and it’s highly nutritious too. As well as the lentils, rice and coconut, the soup uses ginger, turmeric and garlic too…

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1 year ago

Exercise Snacking Is Fun!

We all know that food snacking is fun, but it does, of course, come with a downside of weight gain. Exercise snacking can also be fun, and it, of course, comes with numerous health benefits. If you read this and think, I can’t exercise because…

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1 year ago

6 Evidence-Based Ways to Boost Your Immune System – So Important Right Now!

As we get older, it is particularly important that we nurture our immune systems. They help to fight bugs of all sorts, including the current COVID-19 infection…

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2 years ago

3 Evidence-Based Ways for Seniors to Increase Their Happiness

Around a quarter of people over 65 suffer from depression. That’s a huge number of people who are not enjoying life. For some it’s because they are facing difficult medical treatment…

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2 years ago

Beauty Concerns for Women of Any Age and 4 Allergens to Avoid in Cosmetics and Skin Care Products

Most of us need various aids to help us feel good. From moisturisers and serums for our dry skin to hair dye to enhance our hair. We often only consider whether or not the products work…

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2 years ago

Gaining Height with Age – How Is That Possible?

A friend whom I hadn’t seen for a few weeks greeted me with these words: “Every time I see you, you’re taller.“ You maybe expect to be told that when you’re seven or 17…

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