Dating Tips for Women in Their 40s, Starting a New Relationship.

 

 

Dating Tips for Women in Their 40s.

By April Braswell

 

If you’re a single woman in her 40s and you’ve recently started dating. A great guy who you think might be the man for you, congratulations!

You’ve successfully navigated meeting him and going on the first date plus a few more. Perhaps you two have gotten past.

The initial small talk and have started discussing a relationship together. Now what?

First, now that you’re in your 40s, remember, you have all the time in the world. There is no need to race to exclusivity.

Before you commit yourself to a relationship with this great guy, ask yourself, “Am I ready to take myself out of the dating pool?”

Before you remove yourself from the “after 40” dating scene, you want to make sure. You’ve done a few things to be certain about what you’re doing.

 

 

How Many Mature Men Have You Considered?

 

Have you met and dated at least 10 men in the past year or so? If you’re close to that number, that’s OK. 10 is just a guideline. It is not a strict requirement.

 

 

What Types of Men Over 40 Have You Dated?

 

Also, have you allowed yourself to consider some very different men? That you’ve dated when you were in your 20s and early 30s? Now that you’re in your 40s, some of your husband’s requirements.

It might still be the same as they were when you were younger. However, their order of priority might be different.

Let me give you an example. If now you’re a divorced and single mom, then you are not looking for great potential father material. Your children, hopefully, still have their father.

What you’re looking for now is a man who would be a good stepdad. A good stepdad is typically more of a part-time job than a full-time job.

Unless your children’s dad is no longer around. This is just to illustrate how your life is different now than in your 20s.

 

 

Does Your Man Have Time to Share with You?

 

Also, by now that you’re in your 40s, you have an established career. You might not be looking for a man with massive earning potential. Because now you have that financial security and status yourself!

What does that mean for you now for your after 40 mate selection? Naturally, you want a man who is financially stable.

You also want a man who has enough time and outside interests. To share himself with you and be an interesting life companion, right?

Now that you’ve considered what you want in a relationship. And if you are saying yes to most of these questions, then, yes agree to become exclusive!

As the two of you start a relationship, remember to share both fun date nights going out. As well as the daily activities of life, like grocery shopping together. Have fun and let me know how it’s going.

 

 

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How to Be Attractive in Your 50s.

By April Braswell

 

 

 

Did you just celebrate your 50th birthday? Congratulations! You are now in your 50s. A whole different world of dating and internet dating sites have opened to you.

When you’re “single and looking” in your 50s. Several the same dating etiquette rules and guidelines.

Apply to senior love as they did when you were younger. One of those is that whether you are a mature man or lady, you want to look your best.

The problem is when you’re 25 years old. All you need to do is roll out of bed, shower, brush your teeth and comb your hair, and you look terrific.

Now that you’re single and in your 50s, you can still look great and be attractive. It’s just that now in your 50s to be attractive, you need to apply a little more concerted effort.

First, good basic grooming still applies. Yes, that means showering and shaving.

 

 

For the Gentlemen in their 50s:

 

Several men in their 50s often want to skip shaving at least a few days a week. A little beard stubble can be attractive to a man in his 50s.

However, gentlemen, do talk to your barber and be sure to groom your stubble. It might grow unevenly. You can sport a modern stubble look, just do keep it trimmed and tidy.

Secondarily, do try some aftershaves to discover what you like. Some men can use just a touch of a masculine scent by simply using a scented deodorant. When it comes to scent, just do remember, less is more. Keep it light.

Lastly, do spiff up a bit when you’re going on a date. Ladies still love it when a man wears a navy blazer. Sure, you can be casual in the modern age of digital dating and just pair it with an open collar shirt.

If the occasion is a little dressier, then do plan to wear a tie, also. She will love it. If the situation is more casual, a nice and clean tropical print shirt. That is not too colorful can be just fine. It depends on where you live in the country.

 

 

For the Ladies in Their 50s:

 

Ladies, you want to keep some of the same ideas in mind. Do keep your personal grooming standards up.

Some of you may have attracted a first husband in your 20s without having worn any make-up. However, now that you over 50 years old, you likely would benefit from using some light make-up.

Before you head over to the make-up area department, keep it simple and light. First swing by the local drug store.

Try out a light powder foundation paired with a little mascara to enhance your eyes. Do add a little lip color whether it is in a tinted lip gloss or sheer lipstick.

When it comes to how you dress. A cute pair of jeans paired with heels is a fun feminine look. Men still love seeing women wearing a skirt or a dress, so wear those when you can.

Once you’re looking great, you’ll be flirting. With the mature men showing up at the coffee shops and the bagel store for lunch.

Once you’re flirting, go ahead and ask for the date! Now that you’re being attractive after 50, the dates are sure to line up.

What are the mature dating challenges you’re finding? Where do want some help? Chime in the comment section here, and I’ll be sure to address them in future articles.

 

 

 

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Tips for Staying Attractive in Your 50s

By April Braswell

 

 

 

Boomers and Gen X generations are both known for their great love of being physically fit. These are the generations who made jogging, aerobics, and gym membership popular!

Now that you’re in your 50s, it’s no time to stop being active. Most midlife singles like you want a mature mate who’s physically active to feel attraction.

However, now in your 50s, you want to be sure to pursue physical exercise. Activities that won’t stress your joints.

What are some of your options? Maybe it’s time to do low-impact aerobics or join a yoga class. Check with your doctor about the condition of your joints getting stressed. If you still want to keep jogging.

Staying active in your fifties is not just about your look attractive. For mature singles, it’s about your being attractive. They are attracted to mature singles who enjoy and seek to share.

Their active lifestyles with a potential mate. You might be a jogger, but your senior date might bicycle or enjoy moderate hikes.

 

 

Mature Midlife Mate.

 

In order to find and attract a physically active mature midlife mate. You’ll want to look in a few different places.

In addition to online dating, you’ll want to go to venues and activities. Where you’re likely to meet mature singles with an active lifestyle.

Seek out for local activity groups. Engage in activities that are not exactly the ones that you regularly pursue. To stretch yourself and meet active singles with complementary interests to yours.

In addition to going to the gym when mature singles might be there. It means you want to attend things like dance classes.

Sure, there’s ballroom dancing. They’re great fun. But many of them cannot provide you with a regular dance partner. Plus, it’s at least a 6-week commitment which might not yield any potential dates.

 

 

Dances with Mixers.

 

Instead, aim for dances with mixers. Like English Folk Dances and Contra Dances. Unlike some other dance types, both folk-dance styles. Often start their dance nights with a mini class.

So, if you’re new to the dance style, show up early. Now, of course, if you’re a smart single in your 50s. Even, if you’re already skilled in the dance style, show up early, so you can meet the new dancers that night!

Also, they’re getting to partner with someone like you who is more skilled. Really helps and supports them as a new dancer.

While not every dance did that evening will be a mixer. Not all the dances will be with one partner either. Invariably, you’ll have the opportunity to dance briefly. With many of the other dancers there and meet them all.

Then during the breaks, hang out by the food and water area. Why? Because after dancing, everyone will be drinking lots of water. You can easily chat up with the other dancers!

 

 

Stay attractive.

 

Do keep active to stay attractive in your 50s, and while you’re doing so, who knows who’ll you meet? Maybe your next midlife mate!

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Acid Reflux.

By Li Zheng 

 

Acid reflux, also known as heartburn. Is the result of the lower esophageal sphincter either not closing at all? Or closing inadequately and allowing the acid produced; by the stomach to go up into the esophagus.

Common causes of acid reflux include. The presence of a hiatal hernia, being overweight and having unhealthy eating habits.

The common symptoms experienced during acid reflux include. A sensation of bloating, burping, nausea, and dysphagia or narrowing of the esophagus.

Acid reflux can be treated with lifestyle changes; such as adopting a healthier style of eating. As well as a healthy choice of foods. This acupuncture is also known to provide relief and target at the root cause of acid reflux.

 

 

Treatment of the Root Cause.

 

People suffering from GERD often have indigestion along with symptoms. Such as acid regurgitation and frequent burping.

Medications offer some symptomatic relief, but over a period, it may worsen symptoms. Or the patient may suffer side effects such as headaches and muscle cramps.

Treating the root cause is the only way to rid the patient of this problem. Failure to treat it can lead to an increased risk of esophageal cancer, Barrett’s esophagus, or chronic coughing.

The increasing presence of this disease in the population. Has led to intensive research to find definite causes for its appearance. As well as possible alternative treatments including acid reflux acupuncture.

 

 

Conditions That Cause.

 

The presence of a hiatal hernia causes acid to escape into the esophagus. As a result of the upper part of the stomach protruding over the diaphragm.

Additionally, malabsorption of food is also known to be a factor of acid reflux. As a result of this, there is a build-up of stomach pressure. Which causes the opening of the sphincter between the esophagus and stomach.

Aging is another factor that causes acid reflux. Aging also causes a decrease in the production of stomach acid which leads to less efficient digestion.

Unhealthy food habits such as snacking or eating big or spicy meals close to bedtime. It does not allow the food to digest adequately and exerts pressure on the diaphragm.

While medications help to relieve the immediate effects of acid reflux. They can also cause malabsorption of vitamins and minerals.

Furthermore, long term use of antacids can cause anxiety, panic attack, heart problems, and neuropathy.

 

 

Treating with Acupuncture.

 

Acupuncture focuses on the roles of the pancreas, gallbladder, spleen, and liver in the digestion of food.

A disruption in the function of any of these organs can cause acid reflux and other digestive problems.

Acupuncture uses fine needles to stimulate these acupuncture points. To help restore the normal function of the digestive system.

Acupuncture can also help tone the sphincter muscles between the stomach and the esophagus. As a result of treatment, you will be able to digest food; with normal movements of the stomach and intestine.

Since emotional distress can also upset the digestive pattern. The acupuncturist also formulates a therapy program. That helps the patient reduce stress and strengthen their digestive function.

Dr. Li Zheng, Ph.D. is a licensed acupuncturist & herbalist with a Ph.D. in medical science. A graduate of the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. Who practiced as a physician in China, she has 26 years of experience?

In addition, she is also a professor. And clinical supervisor of the New England School of Acupuncture; a consultant for Health Grid Inc. And the author of two books, “Acupuncture and Hormone Balance” and “Chinese Acupuncture, and, Herbs for Common Diseases”.

Her website is http://bostonchineseacupuncture.org/treatable-disorders-autoimmune/digestive-disorders/

 

 

 

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How Stress Is Causing Your Digestive Problems.

By Nick Kowalski

 

Most of us have direct experience of how chronic. Or intense psychological stress can affect the digestive system.

Ancient practitioners of Chinese Medicine. It also theorized that the gut (particularly the Liver) was the seat of emotions.

Modern science explains this phenomenon, discovering that up to 90%. Of our neurotransmitters and hormone are produced in the gut.

 

 

What Happens to Digestion When We’re Stressed?

 

Something not many of us knows, at least logically, is that the digestive system. Is in fact governed by the Central Nervous System. Namely, a sub-branch of the nervous system referred to as the “parasympathetic nervous system”.

The parasympathetic system is our “rest and digest” state. Only when we are relaxed and free of stress. Do the parasympathetic system and therefore digestion, activate?

When we enter a state of stress, the counterpart to the parasympathetic system; the sympathetic system, activates.

This stress state or the “flight or fight” response shuts down digestion by reducing blood flow. To the digestive organs, it inhibits digestive fluid secretion. And instead sends the blood and biological energy to the muscular-skeletal system, to prepare for battle.

When the sympathetic system is chronically stimulated by prolonged stress. It can lead to gastrointestinal disorders, inflammation and weaken the immune system.

 

 

One example of how stress can cause common digestive issues.

 

Is by causing the esophagus to spasm and altering stomach acid secretion.

This leads to heartburn, acid reflux and can make you feel nauseous. Another example is the effects stress has on the colon. Intense stress increases the secretion of stress hormones cortisol, prolactin and serotonin. Which can cause the colon to become hyperactive or tense, which leads to diarrhea or constipation?

When any of these conditions become persistent. The inflammation and overall poor functioning of the digestive system can eventually lead to stomach ulcers, IBS, and inflammatory bowel disease.

 

 

How to Manage Stress for Better Digestion.

 

Reducing total stress is not a quick-fix job, it requires a holistic, multi-factorial approach. However, psychological stress is one of the primary, dominant stressors; that negatively affect the digestive system.

While getting a handle on the causes of psychological stress can take time. There are some simple things you can do to mitigate their effects.

One simple way to de-stress is to engage in fun, moderate exercise. Physical exercise relieves tension, gets us out of our heads. It improves our mood by releasing endorphins but also helps with the elimination of stress hormones.

Some of the healthiest forms of exercise include. Walking, hiking, biking, swimming, dancing, yoga, Thai qi, and weightlifting.

 

 

Other great ways to reduce stress include:

 

Relaxation – People with digestive issues are often overly stressed and do not relax enough. Getting authentic, deep relaxation is more challenging in today’s world. But can be achieved through yoga, meditation, progressive muscle relaxation. Visualization, cognitive therapy, biofeedback, good music, spending time in nature, camping, lovemaking. And working on an enjoyable project or hobby.

 

 

Communication therapy – A major source of psychological stress dwells in the world of communication.

 

In fact, most stress and problems in life have their roots in communication trouble. If you’ve ever been in a situation where you didn’t know what to say. Someone wasn’t talking to you; you know the stress associated with poor communication.

Taking courses or reading books communications can be helpful for improving. Our quality of life, relationships and reducing a great source of stress.

However, simply having a good friend or loved the one you can talk to freely about your stress. It can be a major stress reliever. Personally, I have found cognitive therapy to be a major help in relieving chronic stress in my life.

There are even studies that have demos rated a 70 percent improvement. In stress symptoms after 12 weeks of cognitive therapy.

 

Nutrition –

 

A bad diet can ruin a good digestive system. Poor nutrition can be a source of biological stress, but also, eating the right foods can help curb the effects of stress.

In general, it is helpful to eat more protein and salt when stressed. In fact, soldiers in the army are required to eat a higher protein diet to mitigate the catabolic effects of combat.

So, it is best to take a two-sided approached nutritionally, where you avoid junk foods. That adds to your stress and eat nutrient-dense, wholesome foods that help replenish a stressed body.

 

Choose your battles –

 

An interesting thing about life is that problems seem to be valuable. If we had no problems at all, we’d be existentially bored.

So, the goal is not to eliminate all problems and stress form our lives. Instead, we need to pick our problems wisely.

For example, starting a new fulfilling relationship will have its challenges. But in the end, the problems are usually worth it.

The same goes for starting a new project or goal. A good rule of thumb is that any given condition in life would ideally be 80% pleasure with 20% pain.

The pain is the optimal amount of stress that just makes like interesting and helps us grow.

 

 

In Conclusion

 

Mental and emotional stress can cause a lot of problems for an otherwise healthy digestive system.

Stress all together is unavoidable, it seems to be a natural part of the game of life.

What’s important is how we react to our stress and problems. And that we ultimately avoid it from becoming chronic.

If you know you are under too much stress and/or have symptoms of digestive stress. Then, these tips will help.

If stress management is the problem, there are cognitive therapists. Yoga, and meditation instructors who can provide verified help.

For solutions to a wide variety of digestive problems and tips for effectively reducing stress.

Be sure to check out my online digestive course Perfect Digestion. You can find the course here: http://thewellnessacademy.thinkific.com/courses/perfect-digestion