ONE SIZE DOESN’T FIT ALL
Collect different handbags for different occasions in your life – one all-purpose black leather handbag stuffed full will wreck your outfit and your posture. For evenings, look for smaller-sized bags made from unusual fabrics and colours that are softer and less structured than your day bag, and do not be tempted to overstuff them and ruin the shape.
MAINTAINING GOOD HEALTH
It’s a sad fact that with every decade that passes, metabolic rate drops and fat-burning muscles reduce. If you find it easy to put on weight, look seriously at your food and exercise regime. To maintain the same body weight and shape, you will have to exercise more and eat slightly smaller portions. It’s worth remembering that 500 g (1 lb) of fat is the equivalent of 3500 calories.
TIGHTEN UP ‘DOWNSTAIRS’
After childbirth or the menopause, you may find your pelvic floor muscles are not quite up to the job, and that you sometimes experience an embarrassing little leakage when you cough, laugh or go jogging. You can tighten the muscles, either by sucking in and tensing up, as if you were trying to hold a stream of urine, or with a clever device called the Pelvic Toner.