Positive Ageing – column


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.

19/10/2020Walking 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. 
04/10/2020Think 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
21/09/2020Lockdown 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.
27/07/2020Time 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
12/07/2020Over 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…
14/06/2020Have 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
23/02/2020Marriage 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)