Top Health Tips for the Elderly to Start You Off in the Right Direction

1. Don’t begrudge spending money on your own comfort, health and quality of life. You deserve it!

AND FOR THE OVER-60’S –

The government’s annual fuel allowance of £200 is meant to be used for our warmth and comfort, and to ease the worry of the increased heating bill.

The Winter Fuel Payments Help line is 0845 9 151515
If you are receiving a disability or income-related benefit, you may be able to claim a grant of up to £2,500 for insulation and heating improvements. Call Home Energy Efficiency Scheme 0800 952 0600.
If you receive disability and income-related benefits you can claim Cold Weather Payments if the temperature falls below 00 C for 7 consecutive days.

There is also the Staywarm scheme. For a fixed charge you can use as much gas or electricity as you need. 0800 1 694 694
Finally, if you are unable to pay your winter fuel bill, in the first instance contact your supplier explaining your problem and informing them that you are a pensioner. Good news worth remembering, is that electricity companies and British Gas have a policy of not disconnecting pensioners between 1 October and 31 March – so keep warm and don’t panic.

AND DO YOU NEED REMINDING – DON’T WASTE YOUR MONEY AND HEALTH ON CIGARETTES.
RESEARCHERS TELL US THAT THE AVERAGE BRITISH SMOKER WILL SPEND £91,832.43 ON CIGARETTES IN A LIFETIME.
(Now, I’ve never smoked so I wonder what happened to my £91,OOO?)

2. Keep your mind active, crosswords, sudoka, hobbies, etc. NEVER STOP LEARNING. If you have an interested mind, people are more likely to enjoy your company and be interested in you.

3. Keep your body active. As the saying goes, if you don’t use it, you’ll lose it
Walk in the fresh air if possible. If you enjoy company while you are walking then join a rambling group. (Often ‘rambling clubs’ for the retired are more socially inclined ‘ambling clubs’). Gardening combines the benefits of fresh air, exercise and the results can give you immeasurable pleasure. Dancing; particularly formation or line dancing exercises the memory also. Swimming, is a particularly good exercise for all parts of the body with the added advantage that the water is supporting you and therefore there is no weight on the joints.

4. Feed your body with the correct foods. You wouldn’t expect your car to work efficiently if you fed it the incorrect fuel. So feed your body with nutritious foods that contain the necessary vitamins and minerals in order for it to return optimum performance. With winter approaching we need to build up our immune system, so in addition to a well balanced diet of fresh fruit, fresh vegetables and nourishing protein (laced with the benefits of virgin olive oil and garlic), we should add a few supplements to help us on our way. In addition to a good multi-vitamin tablet, you’ll probably benefit from extra Vitamin C, Echinacea, EPA fish oils, selenium, ginko biloba to aid circulation, particularly to the extremities, and glucosomine to help with those aching joints.

Don’t forget your flu jab and the jab against pneumonia for the over 70’s.
There is also really excellent news on the common cold front. At long last there appears to be something that stops a cold developing. Vicks First Defence is a spray that you use at the first sign of a cold and it stops the cold virus in its tracks. This miracle goes on sale during October 05.

5. Socialise. Possibly I don’t have to remind you about this as the majority of retired folk I meet complain that they are busier now than ever they were, that there are not enough hours in the day, and they wonder how they ever found time to go to work.
There are so many clubs and groups to join. To name a few popular ones, U3A (University of the Third Age) for both sexes and with interesting speakers, and offering numerous sub sections for specific group interests and hobbies, Women’s Institute, (has gained a new image after the film Calendar Girls), Townswomen’s Guild, Gardening Clubs, Art Clubs, etc., and many clubs aimed specifically at the retired.

If transport is a problem, remember most local authorities offer free or reduced bus fares for senior citizens and travel tokens for the disabled. There is a Senior Railcard for reduced train fares for the over 60’s. National Express have a Routesixty Scheme which enables over 60’s to travel nationwide very cheaply (Tel 08705 808080). Also, occasionally, National Express offer their ‘go anywhere for £5 scheme’.

If you have difficulty in getting around the town, then there is Shopmobility where you can hire mobility scooters (various models and sizes available) and electric and manual wheelchairs. Shopmobility is usually manned by helpers who will be only too pleased to instruct and allow you to practice before you are let loose on the town. Also there is the added advantage that there is usually a free car park attached to Shopmobility for clients’ convenience. If you have difficulty in using public transport, often local authorities provide a ‘dial-a-ride’ service from your home to the shopping centre.

Well, whatever you do – ENJOY IT! We were always told that laughter is the best medicine and now we know it to be true – it raises the serotonin levels in the brain and gives you that ‘feel good’ factor.

Sex Tips for Chubby Lovers

Passionate lovers come in all shapes and sizes, but sometimes men of a larger frame may be in need of a few minor sex tips in order to make their sexual escapades a bit more satisfying. Naturally, proper penis health is important for chubby lotharios, just as it is for men of any size and weight. Beyond that, however, there are a few things that the man with something extra needs to remember.

With that in mind, the ample man might want to consider the following.

– The penis may appear a bit smaller. In terms of function and quality, it’s absolutely true that penis size is far overrated; unless a man possesses a member that is truly a micropenis, most men have a tool that is of sufficient size to provide great satisfaction to both him and his partners. However, it is true that penis size often has a psychological effect on both the owner of the tool and the recipient of its largesse. It’s also true that in some overweight men, the penis appears smaller due to excess poundage that hides a small portion of the shaft where it meets the body. If a man is in this situation and is bothered by the fact that his organ is not of the length he desires, he may wish to try shaving his crotch. Denuding the groin of hair often has the effect of making the member appear larger, even though its true size remains unchanged.

– The man should work on upper body strength. If a man and his partner tend to favor sex positions in which the man is on top, the man needs to make sure he can support his weight; the partner will be much more comfortable if s/he does not have to bear too much pressure from above. Although a gym has several machines that can work on upper body strength, there are plenty of simple at-home exercises, such as push-ups, that a man can employ instead.

– Think about pillows. The missionary position may also be more easily accomplished if a pillow (or two) is added beneath the partner’s buttocks. This will raise the vagina and create an angle at which ample lovers may achieve penetration more easily.

– Consider positions. Sex tips often come down to simply, “What is the best position for this situation?” For many larger men, placing the woman on top is a better option. This may become an issue when the male’s stomach droops down a bit too far into the crotch, covering part of the tool. In these cases, again, a pillow may be a good idea. By raising his own crotch higher, the excess poundage around the middle moves back, allowing greater ease of access to the rod. Doggie style is also a very popular position for plus size men, and there are numerous others to consider (e.g., the flying V, which is basically the missionary position but with the woman’s legs lifted up and her feet or calves placed on the man’s shoulders).

The key for large lovers is to take into consideration one’s weight, the manner in which it is positioned on the body, one’s strength and one’s mobility and to seek out positions that work best in different circumstances.

As mentioned earlier, making sure the equipment is in proper health is among the most valuable of all sex tips for lovers of any size. Regular use of a top-shelf penis health cream (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil) can help tremendously in this area. Select a cream that includes in its ingredient list L-arginine; this helps in the creation of nitric oxide, which in turn helps keep blood flowing to the penis appropriately. Also important is a quality antioxidant, such as alpha lipoic acid. A powerful antioxidant helps offset oxidative and aging processes at a cellular level and keeps the penis from looking wrinkled and unattractive.