I write a fortnightly column for East Anglian newspapers all about positive ageing. If there’s a topic you’d like me to cover, please get in touch.
|22/02/2021||Better parenting and ditching stale friendships – how lockdown changed us|
Dads in particular have had more time to spend with their children as they both spend more time at home during the week – one of the positives of lockdown, says Christine Webber
|08/02/2021||The kindness of strangers is remarkable and heartwarming|
Christine Webber became emotional when she received her invitation to have her Covid-19 vaccination
|25/01/2021||How to get things done and survive these dull winter lockdown days|
Are days passing you by and you’re getting nothing done?
|11/01/2021||How I’ve helped to reduce my back pain during lockdown|
|28/12/2020||Our gift to the NHS is to stop making them cure our own self-indulgent habits|
Smoke too many cigarettes and consume too much alcohol and you could be putting added pressure on the NHS, says Christine Webber
|11/12/2020||Small pleasures have counted for so much in 2020|
Many of us have rediscovered simple pleasures, such as the joy of gardening, says Christine.
|29/11/2020||Moving with the times like Strictly’s Bill Bailey will make you look and feel younger|
Bill Bailey, star of this year’s Strictly, has shown older people can be very active
|16/11/2020||Why we don’t want to be living All By Myself anymore|
Columnist Christine Webber says we no longer crave our own space
|01/11/2020||Why it’s never been more vital to share our inner feelings|
Columnist Christine Webber says now is not the time to keep things bottled up inside
|19/10/2020||Walking back to happiness – why going for a stroll is so good for you|
Many health charities point to walking as the simplest exercise that benefits mind, body and soul.
|04/10/2020||Think small, nice things and that’ll get you through the autumn blues|
Simple things like the next cup of coffee or a walk in the park will help combat your autumn blues
|21/09/2020||Lockdown has heightened our fear of losing control – but we can handle it!|
Christine Webber says we’ve handled similar restrictions on our liberty before and we can do it again
|06/09/2020|| Feeling stressed? Only you can do something about it |
Columnist Christine Webber has some advice if you’re getting a bit stressed by the events of 2020 so far
|23/08/2020|| You’re not losing your memory, just forgetting how to remember |
Christine says many of us forget things, but simple measures such as writing things down or using songs or rhymes to remember things can help
|10/08/2020|| What are the secrets of the ‘super agers’? |
Our columnist explores ways in which to age well.
|27/07/2020||Time to give the children in your life a summer to remember after coronavirus woes|
So many children have faced major disruption to their young lives over the past six months that it’s up to the adults in their lives to give them a blast over the next few weeks, says Christine Webber
|12/07/2020||Over eaten during lockdown? There’s a simple trick to getting back in shape|
Christine Webber has had plenty of dealings with problem eaters over the years – and has one great bit of advice if you’ve piled on the pounds during lockdown
|29/06/2020|| Life’s complete now there’s another heartbeat in the house |
Columnist Christine Webber realised something was missing in her life as lockdown set in. Now she’s found out just what it was…
|14/06/2020||Have your sleep patterns been compromised by coronavirus crisis?|
Struggling to shut down at the end of the day during lockdown? Christine Webber has nine tips to make sure you sleep easy at night.
|31/05/2020|| Stop kidding yourself chaps and take a good look at your own health|
Technology changes mean it’s never been easier to speak to your doctor, which is something plenty of men need to do, says Christine Webber.
|17/05/2020|| A quiz, a language or ironing with the wrong hand – keep your brain engaged |
Christine Webber says its so important to keep the brain engaged as we get older, especially of many of us are spending more time on their own
|04/05/2020|| Is it finally becoming OK to talk about weight now? |
It’s human nature to try to look for the positives. Christine Webber sees several: including that Covid-19 might finally start to break down taboos around weight and obesity
|20/04/2020|| How lockdown could literally change your life |
Christine Webber says many of her friends are thinking of completely overhauling their lives after lockdown. Although this phase of our lives has been very challenging, perhaps there is a chance to turn it into something truly radical?
|04/07/2020|| Coronavirus has sorted out the heroes from the villains |
As we all deal with the impact of coronavirus, the nation seems to have naturally championed those who deserve our praise and, as Christine Webber suggests, filtered out those for whom we have diminishing respect
|22/03/2020|| Structure, helping others and doing a jigsaw will all help right now! |
Well you’ve survived a weekend of staying inside. But what now? Christine Webber offers some tips for how to get through this week
|09/03/2020|| Don’t worry be happy, seems to be the apt mantra right now |
Taking joy in the little things is the way to get through each day, says Christine Webber
|23/02/2020||Marriage on the rocks? Go back to the start and remember why you first fell in love |
Christine Webber says its best go back to basics and the start of your relationship if your marriage has gone a tad stale
|10/02/2020|| The importance of good friends and good health as we get older|
Having a good friend is not only vital to get you through life’s daily troubles but it will also enhance your health and possibly prolong your life, says Christine Webber
|30/01/2020|| Can we do anything to stop dementia? |
Christine Webber’s mother suffered from Alzheimer’s so she has more reason than most to investigate brain health
|12/01/2020|| How to say ‘no’ if you really have to |
Christine Webber says it pays to put yourself first when dealing with a difficult situation
|29/12/2019|| Be SMART and you really can achieve goals in 2020 |
Thinking of making a new year’s resolution? Be positive and realistic and you can get there, says Christine Webber
|15/12/2019|| How to this survive Christmas if you’re not exactly full of festive cheer |
Christmas can be a time some people want to avoid – but there are ways you can get through it without being down
|01/12/2019|| My two tips to make sure you never get old |
You can deal with getting older by staying fit and positive, says Christine Webber (aged 72 and three quarters)