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About Jane Thurnell-Read

Jane Thurnell-Read is in her 70s and loves to lift weights. She encourages people her age to see the benefits and joys of weight training and having an active, healthy lifestyle. She was vegetarian for over 40 years and but turned vegan 4 years ago. You can find her on Instagram @thrivingjane or visit her blog https://www.janethurnellread.com/
Latest Posts | By Jane Thurnell-Read
Exercise Snacking Is Fun!
3 days 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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Instagram – The Most Surprising Place to Find Role Models
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…
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6 Evidence-Based Ways to Boost Your Immune System – So Important Right Now!
6 months 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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3 Evidence-Based Ways for Seniors to Increase Their Happiness
7 months 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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Beauty Concerns for Women of Any Age and 4 Allergens to Avoid in Cosmetics and Skin Care Products
7 months 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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Gaining Height with Age – How Is That Possible?
8 months 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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5 Reasons Older Women Should Lift Weights
9 months ago

5 Reasons Older Women Should Lift Weights

Many older women think weightlifting is for men, or (at the very least) for younger women. However, the benefits of weightlifting for older women are striking…
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Have a Vegan Friend? Avoid Making These 10 Common Mistakes When Buying Gifts This Season
9 months ago

Have a Vegan Friend? Avoid Making These 10 Common Mistakes When Buying Gifts This Season

With the growth of the world’s vegan population, sooner or later you are going to be faced with the need to buy a gift for a vegan. If you are not a vegan yourself, this can be daunting…
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3 Reliable Ways to Reduce Stress and Guilt at Family Celebrations
10 months ago

3 Reliable Ways to Reduce Stress and Guilt at Family Celebrations

The Holidays are supposed to be a great time of happiness, love and good cheer, but often, it isn’t like that at all. It’s just stress, stress, stress. It’s also guilt, guilt, guilt, as we feel we should love our family unconditionally…
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