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  • What is Keep Life Simple Lifestyle?
  • the Keep Life Simple women is …….       1. Energetic – wakes up feeling good and maintains that energy throughout her day.       2. She looks healthy with great shinny skin that might have a slightly sun kissed tan in the summer months. She has bright sparkling eyes and healthy hair.       3. She is often complimented that she looks younger than for years.       4. She has ‘happy hormones’ as she practices keeping her hormones balanced and this promotes good health.       5. She has a healthy appetite for healthy chemical free fresh food (organic) and has a regular digestive tract.     6. She practises gratitude and enjoys her life and home: When was the last time you said thank you for all the wonderful things that happen in your life? I try and do it every morning when I am driving to work.       7. She maintains a positive attitude and enjoys reading positive...

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    08 Dec
    08 Dec
  • It all depends on what you feed your body and if your body needs them.     Supplementation can be a great way of putting back into our bodies what is lost through the ageing process or inadequate nutrition. Today, we are more than ever exposed to air pollution, chemicals in our food and other instances that may put our body’s health at risk. Also as we age so does the bodies need for replacing vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other nutrients. Using supplements may improve your health only if you have a deficiency. If you feel that you need help, I recommend that you go to a doctor that is experienced in vitamin’s and nutrition . Here you will be asked to have a blood test that will reveal if you have any deficiencies and if supplementation is needed. This way you don’t have to spend money unnecessary on supplements that your body might not need.   For those of you who just would like to try supplementation without doing to see a doctor, I suggest that you...

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    03 Nov
    03 Nov
  •   “We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” -Joseph Campbell     The Life Waiting For Us …….when we let go of the one that didn’t happen..”     As children we all had dreams and visions of what our lives would look like when we grew up. We were fed stories of “happy ever after” and of princesses and princes and yet often the truth of our lives is far removed from these fairy-tale-happy-ever-after stories and it is precisely this distance between our dreams and our reality that creates much of our pain and suffering.     The truth is that today there are many challenges and disappointments facing all of us as we grow up in this world. From rising divorce rates, the disappearance of job security to the more global fears around climate change and terrorism. There is however one new theme arising that concerns only women- the growing tribe of Nomo’s –...

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    02 Nov
    02 Nov
  • Just about every girl I know has thought about buying a vibrator or some form of sex toy. Not to mention couples, even the hottest in bed at some point will need something new and exciting to reignite the spark in the bedroom. And a good way to do this? Sex toys of course. They are not called toys for nothing. Whether you’re considering using them with your main squeeze or a little toy for one, they’re designed to up the ante in orgasms, and add a little variety to your sexual prowess.   Check out these 10 naughty bedroom toys, guaranteed to ramp up your orgasmic intensity.   1. LELO Siri 2   I know what you’re thinking…it looks very similar to a Dove deodorant stick. Don’t be fooled by its size and discreet petite round shape. The Lelo Siri 2 is one of the most powerful vibrators on the market. This little pocket rocket is ergonomically designed for a deep, penetrating massage boasting a soft and silky touch that even gets warm as you glide it around your...

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    24 Oct
    24 Oct
  • I was raised in a home that served European meals, although very delicious, I now have learnt they were not very nutritious or healthy. Cooked either boiled or fried never steamed, using loads of oil or full cream butter and cream to create rich sauces that were loaded with sugar. Meals consisted of red meat basic , salad lettuce, onion tomatoes, some fruit and rarely any cooked vegetables. Little wonder I needed five sugared coffees daily, and constantly craved chocolate biscuits, soft drinks, energy drinks for short energy boosts throughout the day. My diet become even worse when mum became ill . I was on call 24/7 with mum and raising a son so I barely had enough time to eat properly, and when I did it was quickly shovelled it into my mouth. After months of eating this way my digestion system suffered along with my health and I also gained weight.   For those who have not read my first blog, after my mother died, I felt I truly needed to change my life. I needed a...

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    01 Oct
    01 Oct
  • At my age, not exercising and not eating a well-balanced diet is a set up for poor health and a flabby body. I have always loved having a flexible toned body, but I have had to work hard, to keep it that way. In my twenties, unlike today, having a huge bottom was not fashionable, so I ran and tried many diets to stay in shape. Admittedly, it’s taken until now at the age of 50, to be happy with my organic diet and body. Experience has also taught me what type of exercise works for my body (and my female clients) and which ones are a waste of time and effort.     I am fortunate to have a bestie, who is also my training partner, and we have both enjoyed keeping fit together since our twenties. It’s such a bonus to also have partner that is consistent and dedicated to working out as Sharon is, and she feels the same way about me.   Here are a few of our most memorable exercises and classes that we have tired throughout our years of working out...

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    29 Sep
    29 Sep
  • Keeping your hormones health and balanced is crucial to every single function in your body. At the age of around your mid-thirties they begin there slow drain from your body, NEVER to return.   Preventative or Integrative medicine believes that a woman should begin managing hormonal imbalances in her mid – thirties, and throughout her peri-menopausal and menopausal years.   The safest way to replace, and keep your hormones balanced and in good health is replacing your slow draining hormones with natural bio-identical hormones.   Bio-identical Hormones are an “exact replica” of the hormones that are naturally produced your body; matching the body’s natural hormones molecule by molecule.   Bio-identical Hormones are female hormones that are based on compounds found in plants (usually soy beans or wild yams).Once the plant-based hormone is processed, its structure is identical to the estrogen, progesterone, and androgen hormones that are produced...

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    09 Sep
    09 Sep
  • Image: Annette Spanski – 51 You sure can , you just have to love to lunge forever!   I enjoy lunging whenever time permits, its my favorite exercise, and for good reason. Not only does a few sets of lunges strengthen and firm your legs, it also shapes your backside (glutes), preventing that flat “pancake butt” that happens to most women with age. This single exercise also works your hips, quads, hamstrings, inner thigh, and your abs, all at once.   Here’s how you can learn to lunge in three easy steps, so you can do them correctly, and within a few months watch your butt transform into a firm booty!    Step One Begin with keeping your stomach held tight throughout this exercise, as this helps keep your lower back stable. Stand with your feet shoulder’s width apart, spine long and straight, shoulders back, and gaze forward.   Step Two Step forward with one leg into a wide stance (about one leg’s distance between feet) while...

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    26 Aug
    26 Aug
  • It’s a fact that women are innately inclined to focus more on taking care of their bodies. They go through various beauty regimes and products that help them maintain a youthful look and glow. It’s a good habit that helps every one of us ladies feel confident and happy. This process of self-care has been going since the ancient times. Women throughout the ages exerted extra effort and stuck with numerous daily rituals to stay beautiful. Learn more about the beauty secrets of ancient women, some of which are still in use up to this day.   Hair   The Mayans used avocado hair wraps to reinvigorate dry and lifeless hair. It was like their shampoo and true enough, they were known for their smooth and shiny hair! They had several other beauty secrets for the face and body, which will be mentioned later.   Other hair care solutions include the use of aloe vera and oils such as sapote, argan, castor and almond. All of these were prominent in ancient times, most...

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    24 Aug
    24 Aug
  • Hi I’m Sophia,   I live on the sunny Gold Coast where I shared my home with my beautiful son, and wonderful mother. We were blessed to have such an inspirational mother and caring grandmother in our lives. Yet life was to deal our family a cruel blow, when mum was diagnosed with not one but three diseases that were to ravage her body and soul. I became her carer for 12 months until she passed and this is my story.   Life as a single mother at times can be very challenging, can you imagine when you also become a full time carer to your terminally ill mother? OMG  my life became a 24/7 living nightmare. I lived on about four hours broken sleep per night, I didn’t eat right, and basically ran off my body’s nervous energy. My primary concern was that mum was happy, comfortable, and pain free. It was totally heart breaking watching her health deteriorate before my very eyes and stripping her of her independence. I helped with most day to day duties such as showering,...

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    23 Aug
    23 Aug
  • Although ageing is an unstoppable process, we sure can give the fight against winkles a good chance and control the way in which we visually age.  There has been countless, substantiated research that shows certain groups of ingredients can help skin produce better skin cells, reduce sun damage, build collagen, improve elasticity, and smooth wrinkles.   However, the hype surrounding anti-ageing skin care products can be so clever, that it’s usually more believable than the product is effective. So what does a mature age woman look for when buying anti-ageing or anti-wrinkle skin care products?   To help guide you through the maze of the over the top marketing hype of the anti-ageing skin care world, I urge you all too thoroughly research your options, and ask yourself, can the skin care product ingredients really do what it claims? If you would like to know the answer to this or more questions about an anti-ageing skin care product that you are thinking of buying, I...

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    12 Aug
    12 Aug
  •   My goal as I age is to have a strong, healthy, drug-free, body with a clear and sharp mind. I don’t want to sit in a home, in a drugged-up stupor; I intend on living an independent, healthy, life in my home and enjoying all of what life has to offer until my time on this earth is over. I have made it a priority to naturally replace what is deficient in my ageing body. I call this stage of life my ‘restorative years’, as it is preparing my body for mature age living, so that I can continue to enjoy a healthy life, and I practice my Keep Life Simple Lifestyle     My grandmother use to say that, “if you don’t have your health, you have nothing”. She was correct in saying this; if you don’t look after your health you cannot live a quality, full, life. However, like so many of us today, my grandmother only began to value her health when she lost it; for her, it was too late to regain it. She endured a painful, degrading, death from bowel cancer, and from that day...

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    02 Aug
    02 Aug
  • COVER PHOTO BLOCKOUT  GYM WEAR: AGILE PRINT JACKET AND MATCHING STIRRUP FOOT FULL LENGTH TIGHT    This subject is close to my heart because fatigue hit me like a ton of bricks at forty- nine, and it wasn’t because I was over training, stressed, or overworked. Lucky for me, I was prepared when it happened, and I knew what to do.   My body was telling me that something wasn’t right, so it was time to make an appointment with “super doc”. That’s what I call my integrative medicine doctor who helps keep my fluctuating peri-menopausal hormones in balance.   After the doctor reviewed the results of my hormone blood test, he made a few minor adjustments to my bio-identical hormone dosage, with in a week balance was restored,and my energy levels quickly returned; I was once again ready to take on life’s daily challenges.   “A girls best friend after thirty-five is her integrative medicine doctor” -Annette    Are you a woman that is...

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    23 Jul
    23 Jul
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