I’m touching on 50 and am not overly keen on the changes to my face and body. But let’s face it, we are all smart enough to know that makeup and beauty lotions and potions alone can’t stave off the years, despite the blurb on the back of the bottle.

To stay looking well in our middle age, we simply must take more care of ourselves and be kind to our bodies. That means everything in moderation when it comes to food and alcohol, more exercise and plenty of sleep. Even a brisk 30-minute walk every day makes you feel invigorated and I have found pilates classes twice weekly have really helped to tone my core muscles and work wonders on my posture.