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Top Five Health Tips For Women Navigating Their Fifties

The days of 50-year-old women fading into the background are long over. Rather, we are embracing life and what it throws at us. Life is full and fantastic; we are climbing career ladders, joining gyms and eating healthier than we have ever eaten before.  Basically woman of my generation know what they want and how to go after it.

Generally speaking we no longer have to live with the fear of pregnancy, we have our menopausal hormones under control and the world of freedom is open to us. We are confident and comfortable in our own skin, smart and self-secure. Women over 50 know who they are, where they are going and frankly, they know that 50 is amazing.

Here are five tips to help you navigate 50 and the changes it brings, hopefully it will help you embrace your life at the age of 50, to age gracefully and beautifully.

#1. Find your fitness

50 is the new 40, so make time for you. Exercise is one of the keys to long-term health and vitality, and can contribute greatly to a healthy lifestyle. If you have put your fitness on the back-burner, now is the time to reengage with it. For me, the daily act of attaching a Fitbit to my arm, starting my own beautiful relationship with my body, being comfortable in my own skin, leads on to everything else.

Here is another reason that might just motivate you. Researchers in Sweden surveyed 793 women who had reached natural menopause, 5% of those who exercised more than 2 hours a week had severe hot flashes, compared with 14 to 16% of those who did few or no weekly workouts. That is a lot of women dodging hot flushes, naturally.

#2.  Focus on shifting your focus!

Boost your self-esteem by shifting the focus from your flaws to your attributes. After having babies, stretch marks, cellulite and other lumps and bumps become the normal - imperfections don't matter. The truth of the matter is men just don’t care! Show your confidence, we women over 50 know who we are; we know our own values and what it takes to be our best self.

#3.  Food-as-medicine

Add superfoods to your daily supplement regime.

Superfoods, if consumed regularly can have a wonderful rejuvenating effect on your skin - helping you look and feel younger. Besides this effect, they are vibrant, nutritionally dense foods packed with highly nourishing properties that can help slow down aging; not only of the skin but also of many vital organs in your body. The emphasis is on the regularity of the consumption - consider them beauty bombs.

#4 Accidental overload

The subject of sex is nothing new in the world of food-as-medicine. What goes on in the bedroom can sometimes be directly affected by what occurs in the kitchen - often in a detrimental way (who feels sexy after a meal of pizza?).  However, certain superfoods can boost your vitality in more ways than one, and can effectively put more sizzle between the sheets… so to speak!

After reading customer reviews about Zupafood ELITE, I decided to switch up my superfood intake to our flagship Zupafood ELITE. What I had not bargained on with Zupafood ELITE was the medicinal mushrooms included in this blend do have a libido-boosting effect on me. I did some research on the subject. Cordyceps mushrooms have long been used to boost libido and sex drive. A lift in energy and libido, and glowing skin… that is my kind of superfood!!

#5.  Balance those hormones.   

If I am honest, on more than one occasion I have blamed my hormones for something! They are largely responsible for keeping your energy up, your weight down, your hot flashes under control, your mood and how much sex we want.

However hormone imbalances go way beyond menopause and hot flushes.

Weight gain, fatigue, insomnia, depression and mood swings can all be associated with hormonal imbalance and left untreated, hormonal imbalances can lead to diseases like cancer and diabetes.

So what's a menopausal woman to do?

The bad news is the majority of woman across the world turn to synthetic treatments such as synthetic hormone replacement therapy, which can do three things:

  • Causes serious side effects by increasing your risk of stroke, osteoporosis and cancer.
  • Women can become dependent on prescription drugs - for the rest of their lives.
  • Masks the symptoms while you develop disease in other areas of the body.

That option was out for me. I have watched my best friend battle with HRT - she now has more facial hair than her husband and no sex drive. In her own words, the last five years have been a rollercoaster.

I am taking a natural approach and it is working for me. I have laced up my sneakers, I am doing light cardio, eating well and taking Hormone-Support for Her -without the side effects of hormones. All of these things are working together for me in a much more holistic way to the problems of menopause and aging.


Once you recover from the voice in your head that says you're too old, the whole ball game changes. To me this stage of life is the beginning of when life gets really interesting – in a good way.

Where to from here? Ladies my suggestion is make the rest of your lives, the best of your lives. If you are interested in taking a natural approach to managing or balancing your hormones safely, I suggest you drop our customer relation’s team an email at, outlining your concerns and health objectives. This team is totally dedicated to one-on-one customer support and recommendations. Their advice is free and they have a clear understanding on taking a holistic approach to help you look and feel your best - naturally. They sure have helped me.

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  • “Thanks for mentioning eating more superfoods to slow down aging and help your organs. My sister turns 50 this year and is freaking out about aging and staying as healthy as possible. I’ll share this with her so she knows what kind of supplements to take and what kind of specialists to see.”

    Taylor Hansen January 29 2021

  • “Dear Narniece and Muriel thank you ever so much for your kind comments on my blog. Such a tricky subject:)  But such a great time in our lives, I still have many adventures ahead of me, and I look forward to each and every one of them. In Good Health  Julie ”

    Xtend-Life Expert October 26 2016

  • “Hi Catherine Anne, A real 51-year-old and Anita  Julie here, author of this blog.I apologise if you do not feel the image reflects the blog, I agonised over the image selected for my blog, it is very hard to find an image that does reflect fifty and living life to the fullest which is the essence of my blog. I felt very strongly that I did not want to use an image of myself with my girlfriends, I really do not want my parents or grown children reading a blog about my hormones or my sex life!  Please ignore the image and read the blog, it has some great tips, and I will keep your comments in mind for the next blog.  In Good Health Julie.”

    Xtend-Life Expert October 26 2016

  • “Thank-you ..I havectried to stop Premarin  for natural products and seem to be not handling it well enough…start to feel terrible about a month after natural…and then go back to Premarin and then start to feel better…any suggestions please????”

    Dawn December 26 2016

  • “Hello Helen, Niki, Norizan and Betty,  First of all – thank you for reading my blog, and taking the time to leave your comments. I was talking to Warren Matthews our Founder and Chairman last week and he told me from 60+ life gets really exciting,  Warren leads a very big life, on observation of that I have to agree with him! However at 65 you need to start to consider your bone and joint health, we have a range of products specifically designed for exactly that.  I suggest that you take a look at this page on our website Ladies you have inspired us to write a blog about 65 plus, so stay tuned we will get that written as soon as possible. You can also contact our this team is totally dedicated to one-on-one customer support and recommendations. Finally Betty – I smiled all day about your tattoo, go you! Thank you again for your comments In Good Health  Julie”

    Xtend-Life Expert March 08 2016

  • “I am very comfortable in my skin and won’t care less what the whole thinks. Joining religious activities makes me relax and meeting many nice people.  Thank you for your article. Love it.”

    Sophia ling March 05 2016

  • “The Fit Bit is on the wishlist now. Great article Julie :)”

    Amanda March 04 2016

  • “Thank you. This is what I m doing and I feel great”

    Sue March 05 2016

  • “I am 56 and started my exercise about a few months ago and I feel energetic again.. doing exercises with my loving hubby and enjoyed doing it together.. eat well and have fun again. I feel like younger back ”

    Noorzila Norddin March 06 2016

  • “Enjoying my 50s ..hve my fitness club.. .looking good..very informative  article..”

    Sue March 05 2016

  • “I agree with Helen (Mar 04, 2016) – what about us senior citizens?”

    Niki March 06 2016

  • “I just clock 50 n amazingly i do not look my age..tremendous glow appear at this point of age . Youthful look, great body shape, healthy in both physicaly and intimacy..16 years of daily yoga, brisk walking n hill hike..most of people describe me i look in 30s then my real age..with 2 bachelor boys. Eat leafy green vege n keep balance diet. Beauty is an asset”

    Norizan Abd Rahman March 06 2016

  • “Where can I get this FITBIT magazine???”

    Mdm JC March 05 2016

  • “Hi Amanda I am delighted to hear you have a fitbit on your wishlist! Thank you for taking the time to comment on my blog. In good health  Julie”

    Xtend-Life Expert March 08 2016

  • “I totally agree with the points given here. I am 50 and feel my life is just getting interesting. Age is just a number, some light exercises and valuing oneself makes a lot of difference. Gratitude and good friends help a lot.”

    Poonam March 07 2016

  • “Hi Poonam, Amanda, Sophia, Elena, Parames, Sue, Norma and Norizan Thank you for your kind comments on my blog – and congratulations on being courageous women! In good health  Julie ”

    Xtend-Life Expert March 08 2016

  • “So true !! I’m 55, I eat healthy and I gym (I had put on weight a little) I also have a naturel approach to hormone replacement and it is great! The photo with younger women, I did not think anything of it until I read some of the comments but I guess they represent how we feel, at least for me anyway. I do not look as young as they do but not too much older either so I do not have a problem with the photo :) i liked the article as it is exactly how I think.”

    Muriel October 23 2016

  • “Thanks for such great blog , m also 47 diabetic since last 14 years but doing yoga, brisk walk, cardio n once or twice visit gym besides this teaching n helping poor  children n m feeling great , n look n feeling like m in 40. If vl help others those who are less fortunate , inner feeling is great. ”

    Lata akerkar March 13 2016

  • “Hello Mdm JC A FitBit is a physical activity tracker designed to help you become more active, eat a more well-rounded diet, sleep better and ultimately, motivate you into becoming a healthier human being.  You wear it on your arm, and enter food etc, into the app on your phone, the Fitbit tracks your steps and activity.   They are amazing! In good Health, and thank you for reading my blog. Julie ”

    Xtend-Life Expert March 08 2016

  • “Thank God i am doing all the above.  Great motovation.  Thank you ”

    Jayamery Paul March 14 2016

  • “ Hi, I am 57  what kind of excersize is recommended….especially for our mid section and of course overall body tone and fitness thank you.”

    Beriah Ali March 24 2016

  • “Hi Diana Dompok –  thank you for your kind comments. Psyllium is used by many to help encourage bowel health and prevent constipation.  It has been known to also contribute to healthy cholesterol levels for some people.  Like yourself I have used Psyllium (in times of desperation) however, I found the stomach ache or tenderness after taking Psyllium pretty tough going. Then I discovered the benefits that our Kiwi-Klenz offers.   Kiwi-Klenz contains not only the pulp and seeds of the kiwi fruit, but also the skin.  This means not only are you benefiting from the soluble fiber and digestive enzymes contained in Kiwi-Klenz, but also from the Phenolic compounds which offer fantastic prebiotic benefits.   Prebiotics encourage healthy growth of both good and bad bacteria throughout the entire digestive system. Additionally Kiwi-Klenz assists with the absorption of nutrients in the diet as well.  Diana talk to your nutritionist about the benefits of prebiotics for digestive health, skin, mood and health – in times of ‘desperation’ you can take up to three Kiwi-Klenz capsules each day.                                                                                                              Julie  ”

    Xtend-Life Expert March 14 2016

  • “hi what a great blog – very informative – what is your take on Physillium as daily source of fibre ? i m taking 2 tabspn daily with my breakfast but a nutritionist told me today that Physillium is not good because. it can csuse damage to the intestinal linings”

    diana dompok March 14 2016

  • “I love your blog. I  am in my early 50’s n the article is quite helpful. but i’m not so particular about the food. I do eat a lot, though  fruits n vegies is not a priority.It’s water that I take a lot. I still have my regular monthly period, but the volume is not as large as before. my concern is I want to gain a bit of weight but I find it difficult.”

    grace March 23 2016

  • “I’m 56 and think that the article is great anything to get people thinking and acting to make positive steps towards a healthy life style well done to the researchers. Just one thing though I do 7 to 10 hours of physical activity each week and still have many hot flushes and have had them for about 8 years now. Yes exercise can help but it’s not the full answer.”

    Xtend-Life Expert October 26 2016

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