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Keeping healthy is an important part of productive ageing but there’s more to life than simply worrying about your health. Emotional and physical wellbeing is just as important and eating well, exercising and taking time to keep your life balanced should all be part of your plan for a long, happy and healthy life.

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Controlling breathing

Controlling breathing

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Prescription drug dependence

Prescription drug dependence

A growing section of the population is becoming hooked on over-the-counter and prescription drugs.

Regenerate your immune system

Regenerate your immune system

Fasting for just three days could be enough to regenerate your entire immune system.

Best websites for getting help

Best websites for getting help

Five of the top websites for getting help in any situation, from health advice to ...

Stop winter from weathering your skin

Stop winter from weathering your skin

Cold weather, with its low relative humidity, can leave your skin dry and flaky.

Fitness

Controlling breathing

If simple activities cause you to “huff and puff”, learning to control your breathing can help.

When you’re short of breath

Better balance = fewer falls

The key to being more stable on your feet, is understanding how your balance works.

Understand your balance

Five weight-loss websites

These five websites will help, whether you’re looking to drop two or 20 kilos.

Battle the bulge online

Nutrition

Food capsules to beat obesity

A new capsule could be the answer to Australia’s obesity epidemic.

How does it work?

Home remedies

Learn how to cure a cold, vanish a hangover, relieve a headache and do away with jet lag with these incredible home remedies.

Cure jet lag, colds, hangovers and headaches

FODMAPs explained

If you suffer from an irritable bowel, then avoiding FODMAPs may be the answer.

What the heck are FODMAPs?

Alternative Therapies

The wonder of natural pain relief

If you think you’re popping enough pills, perhaps you should consider a more natural method of pain relief.

No more pills

Home remedies

Learn how to cure a cold, vanish a hangover, relieve a headache and do away with jet lag with these incredible home remedies.

Cure jet lag, colds, hangovers and headaches

Walk to alleviate lower-back pain

Study shows walking is an effective way to alleviate lower-back pain

Walk your back pain away

Medication

Pain pills hurt hip pockets

Australians are paying up to five times more for the same painkillers.

What does it mean?

Pre-order your prescriptions

Patients all over Australia will soon be able to pre-order their prescription medication.

Avoid long waiting times

Five unknown painkillers

These five natural pain relievers have been used throughout the centuries to alleviate pain.

But are they dangerous?

Pain Management

Tablets cause injuries

Avoid musculoskeletal complaints commonly associated with the use of tablets and smartphones.

Could you avoid injury now?

Sorry honey, I’ve got a headache

The most common types of headaches in women are migraines and tension headaches

Is the treatment right for the headache?

Get active to combat arthritis

For the nearly one in five Australians who suffer from arthritis, exercise could be key to helping increase muscle strength, joint movement and most importantly, reduce pain. Arthritis Awareness Week is a great reminder that 3.85 million Australians suffer from arthritis (Access Economics, 2007), and that 62 per ...

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Weight Loss

Five weight-loss websites

These five websites will help, whether you’re looking to drop two or 20 kilos.

Battle the bulge online

15 weird ways to burn 200 calories

Did you know that you can burn 200 calories by brushing your teeth 45 times?

You could sleep for three hours

Reset your metabolism

How can you increase your metabolism?

Change your metabolic rate

Pets

Free pet treats

As with humans, when animals age they may need a little extra in their diet. Blackmores have created a range of animal vitamin supplements and you can try these for free. Paw4pets.com.au has information on looking after your pet, information on how you can improve their ...

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Pet Pals

People love their pets and some are happy to share the comings and goings on Fido and Tiddles with the rest of the world. If you love your pet and want to share it with other pet lovers, why not give your furry friend their own “Facebook” site. Two new ...

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Top 10 unusual pets

Maybe you’re looking for something a little more exotic than a cat dog or mouse, how about a Madagascar hissing cockroach, which is only one of many unusual pets. Hermit crabs, potbellied pigs and the “Pac-man” frog all feature in Petplace.com’s Top 10 unusual pets. ...

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Free seniors reading glasses

Can you still access eye glasses free through VisonCare.

Can you get free eye glasses?

Grandparents

10 clever ways to keep kids busy

These 10 low-cost, low-effort activities will keep grandchildren busy for hours.

Prepare for the school holidays

My house, my rules

How can Audrey reinforce ‘my house, my rules’ when her grandchildren are running riot?

Discover the answer

Grandson’s inappropriate girlfriend

Richard is worried about his grandson’s first girlfriend, who has a poor reputation.

Should he talk to him?

Relationships

Could online dating work for you?

Online dating is a great way to meet people, and don’t be put off by those who haven’t tried it.

The joy of online dating

How to succeed at online dating

New data shows how you can make your online dating profile more successful.

Are you getting it right?

Best websites for getting help

Five of the top websites for getting help in any situation, from health advice to counselling.

Find a helpline

Product Road Tests

Do soapless cleansers kill germs?

Will soapless cleansers clean stains and kill germs as well as traditional soap?

Do they really kill germs?

Product Road Test – Uniback

YOURLifeChoices subscriber Jeff agreed to review the Uniback Back Scrubber for us. He found it easy to install and very useful. Installation A big plus – it’s easy, and you don’t need an allen-key, fiddly Ikea screwdriver or engineering degree either. The ...

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Parents

Five best family websites

Family is an important part of most people’s lives.

Families come in all shapes and sizes

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