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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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Five ways to improve gut health

Five ways to improve gut health

Keep your digestive system healthier with these five suggestions to improve your gut health.

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The secret to better health

The secret to better health

Better health means making simple lifestyle changes and sticking with them.

Should I use ice or heat?

Should I use ice or heat?

Read this before you reach for an ice or heat pack next time you’re injured ...

Can curry improve you memory?

Can curry improve you memory?

A spice extract found in curry may be linked with improved memory.

Weight loss for your body type

Weight loss for your body type

Find out what body type you are and how this influences the way you add ...

Fitness

Five websites for weight loss

Beat the battle of the bulge with these five free weight-management websites.

Ready, set, go

How much exercise is enough?

No matter your age, keeping your body fit and strong is important in maintaining your overall health.

Run for it

Exercise without trying

You can fit exercise into your regular day without having to dedicate extra time to working out.

Do some push-ups during cook-ups

Nutrition

Top 10 foods for healthy hair

If you are worried about hair loss, this list of foods can assist you in maintaining healthy hair.

Halt hair-loss with food

Best foods for healthy joints

Oil up those creaky joints by adding these foods to your daily diet.

Take the bone quiz

Is TV making you fat?

Could your favourite TV show be making you snack more than you think you are?

Snack attack

Alternative Therapies

Top 10 foods for healthy hair

If you are worried about hair loss, this list of foods can assist you in maintaining healthy hair.

Halt hair-loss with food

Treating arthritis naturally

Rose Hip Vital’s natural remedy is providing relief for many happy users.

Go natural

Vitamins are medicines too

One in two vitamin consumers doesn't consider the risk of interaction with other medication.

How safe is your multivitamin?

Medication

Pfizer to fork out millions

Pfizer will pay out millions in compensation for failing to warn users of side effects.

Do you know your medication?

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?

Vitamins are medicines too

One in two vitamin consumers doesn't consider the risk of interaction with other medication.

How safe is your multivitamin?

Pain Management

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?

Tablets cause injuries

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

Could you avoid injury now?

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.

Find out more

Weight Loss

Five websites for weight loss

Beat the battle of the bulge with these five free weight-management websites.

Ready, set, go

Weight loss for your body type

Find out what body type you are and how this influences the way you add or lose fat and muscle.

Find yours

Should you have a diet cheat day?

Dieting and eating healthily is easy enough during a structured week, but is cheating on the weekend allowed?

To cheat or not to cheat

Pets

Your pet’s home away from home

When you’re away on holiday, PetHomeStay is your pet’s home away from home.

Pet paradise

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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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

The empty chair at Christmas

Five suggestions to deal with the loss of a loved one over Christmas.

Christmas without a loved one

Avoid online dating scams

How to spot and avoid online dating scams and what to do if a scammer contacts you

Get scam-savvy

When the going gets tough

Bettina Arndt explains what’s required to make a successful connection when online dating.

Don’t give up

Product Road Tests

The beauty of Beetox

There's no need for Botox to banish those wrinkles. Try the more natural Beetox for firmer skin.

Banish those wrinkles

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.

See Jeff's review

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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