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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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Tablets cause injuries

Tablets cause injuries

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

Worry or anxiety?

Worry or anxiety?

How do you know what is worry or anxiety, and when it is a problem?

Snoring for dummies

Snoring for dummies

What causes snoring, when it is harmful and how can it be fixed?

Taxi subsidy schemes

Taxi subsidy schemes

If you can’t access public transport then you may be entitled to a taxi subsidy

Fitness

Free yoga in Queensland

Cancer Council QLD is offering free physical activities to those affected by cancer.

Friends and family also welcome

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

Nutrition

Significantly reduce cholesterol

Eating one serving of this food can significantly reduce your ‘bad’ cholesterol.

Which foods should you eat?

Fat on the inside

Even skinny people can be obese on the inside, by carrying fat around their internal organs.

How would you know?

Eat oatmeal to lose weight

Choosing oatmeal for breakfast in favour of other cereals can help people to lose weight.

Lose weight by eating

Alternative Therapies

Walk to alleviate lower-back pain

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

Walk your back pain away

How to give up

No matter which habit you are trying to break, this helpful guide is a painless way to get started

Learn how to break a habit

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

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?

New treatment to reverse ageing

A compound has been developed which reverses ageing, and human trials start soon.

How does it work?

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

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

Fat on the inside

Even skinny people can be obese on the inside, by carrying fat around their internal organs.

How would you know?

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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Discounts

Free seniors reading glasses

Can you still access eye glasses free through VisonCare.

Can you get free eye glasses?

Grandparents

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?

Five best family websites

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

Families come in all shapes and sizes

Relationships

Renewing marriage vows overseas

Jane and her husband are considering renewing their marriage vows overseas.

To have and to hold…

My house, my rules

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

Discover the answer

Starting difficult conversations

Around one in five women living in Australia have experienced sexual violence.

Share this vital information

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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Your doctor won’t always tell you when it’s time to start getting tested, so it’s important that you know what you need to do and when.

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Ten early signs of dementia

How do you know if memory loss and confusion are just signs of getting older or are the first indicators that something more sinister is wrong?

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Homemade remedies

YOURLifeChoices has quick and easy remedies which can be rustled up from the contents of your pantry so you can give the pharmacy a miss.

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Demystifying prostate cancer

One in every 11 men will develop prostate cancer by the age of 70. Catching prostate cancer early is the best way to ensure it is ‘curable’.

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