If you have landed on this page maybe you are in your fifties and wondering how did that happen, or approaching fifty and wondering what on earth is going to happen.
In July 2010 I reached 50, a milestone birthday and along with the birthday cards came the leaflets offering me funeral planning, a walk-in bath, and a pension scheme. Immediately I was referred to as middle-aged at the best and old at the worst. I didn’t feel it and I certainly didn’t want to look it!
Looking at my friends I discovered that in fact, these women were living their lives to the full, running companies, running marathons, bringing up families and ageing in the most positive way. Quite the contrary to how the media portrayed them, they were embracing the second half of their lives.
After leaving school I worked in advertising and marketing at a number of leading advertising agencies, including Saatchi & Saatchi in London. I put my career on hold when my daughter was born and for twenty-five years, I was a full-time mum to my two children. I loved every minute of it watching them grow into happy healthy adults. Over the years I shared beauty tips and products with friends, used my family as guinea pigs testing new recipes and tried to stick to a healthy diet. I took up running at 47 to run the Race for Life to support a friend with breast cancer and more recently I’ve joined a Pilates class, which is definitely harder than I imagined.
In my early fifties, I was searching the internet for sources of health and fitness information and ways to look and feel better. I couldn’t find one place to gather this knowledge. So, I took my advertising and marketing skills, combined them with my love of beauty products and a healthy lifestyle, gathered together some wonderful experts and created Fighting Fifty. I had little knowledge of the internet and certainly none of running a website, so I’ve been learning quickly, and this really is a challenge for the second half of my life. At Fighting Fifty I hope you will find some tips and advice on ways you can age positively and live your life to the full.
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Fighting Fifty has an engaged audience of women, and increasingly men, approaching and over 50, who are looking for good health, beauty and fitness information and education. Contact us if you have a product or service our readers should know about.
In 2014 Nikki Taylor joined Fighting Fifty as our Beauty Expert. We have brought together our experience of the beauty industry and can offer a unique insight into the over 50s market. Whether it’s recording YouTube videos, speaking at beauty conferences, curating Fighting Fifty Beauty Bags, brand consultancy or writing content, we can help.