Last Updated on June 11, 2022 by Editorial Staff
By Rachel Lankester, Mutton Club editor
You may not be able to get to the beach this year but this is still good for getting you ready for summer! You may believe it’s a bit harder to get beach body ready over 40. We don’t think so!
If you struggle with body confidence, it’s hardly surprising! The media doesn’t help much either. Remember that horrid ad expecting us all to look like this woman?
We thought we’d help by putting together some top tips for you to focus on.
1. Grab yourself a swimsuit
Make it a one piece, tankini or bikini – the choice is yours. Unless you’re on a nudist beach of course, in which case let it all hang out, darling.
2. Have your sunscreen handy
Choose a high factor – unless you have very very dark skin and you’re on a beach a long way from the equator. Eventually, most of us burn and some can turn to a crisp.
3. Don’t forget your towel
Does double duty to dry yourself after a lovely swim and to protect your rear end from scratchy sand.
4. Flipflops will come in useful
Cos you don’t want to burn those beautiful tootsies on hot sand or hurt your dainty skin on pesky beach stones.
5. Take a sunhat
Just to make sure you don’t get heatstroke. It’s really important to protect all that wisdom you’ve acquired.
6. Sunglasses can be a handy disguise
To protect your beautiful eyes from sun strain and perfect for surreptitious talent spotting.
7. Attitude is a must
GO HIT THE BEACH GIRL!
Rachel Lankester is the founder of Magnificent Midlife, author, host of the Magnificent Midlife Podcast, a midlife mentor and editor of the Mutton Club online magazine. After an initially devastating early menopause at 41, she dedicated herself to helping women vibrantly transition through the sometimes messy middle of life, helping them cope better with menopause and ageing in general, and create magnificent next chapters. She’s been featured in/on BBC Woman’s Hour, The Huffington Post, The Sunday Times, Thrive Global, Authority Magazine, The Age Buster, Woman’s Weekly, Prima Magazine, eShe, Tatler HK and Woman’s Own amongst others. She believes we just get better with age. Get her book Magnificent Midlife: Transform Your Middle Years, Menopause and Beyond.